Leather outfits are no longer solely reserved for the slick and underground 80’s rock bands of yesteryear, and have been making a strikingly significant comeback in the recent years leading up to the new year we now find ourselves in. Welcome to 2020 by the way, where leather outfits are back in style and where we dispose of our old, crusty motorcycle chaps and upgrade our closet along the way with a new, chic wardrobe consisting of - you guessed it; leather outfits. You don’t have to be Neo or Trinity from The Matrix to appreciate the beauty of an aesthetically pleasing leather outfit. The leather apparel scene has come a long way in recent decades, and according to celebrity stylist Emily Sanchez, leather is going to be virtually everywhere in 2020.
It’s likely possible that you think of leather clothing as being cold-weather oriented apparel, though Harper’s Bazaar indicates that in fact “spring leather” was one of the top fashion trends at the spring 2020 runway shows. Additionally, in the post new year haze, the leather and faux leather spottings on Instagram have skyrocketed - from A-list celebrities to instagram models and influencers all donning at least one article of leather threads. This is good news for you since it’s still mid-winter, with spring being almost right around the corner. As things heat up, let’s take a look at some of the latest leather outfit trends that will be hitting the streets in 2020.
We’ll be showcasing mens and ladies highly anticipated leather apparel trends for 2020 first, followed by a brief recap of what our thoughts about the trend going forward may be. While leather is commonly known for being a pricey commodity of sorts, there are many fast fashion and sustainable apparel brands that now carry a wide assortment of leather outfits ranging from trousers and mini-dresses to trench coats, shoes, and beyond.
After jeans, one of the most common and sought-after articles of prime fashion wear found in a man’s or woman’s wardrobe is the classic leather jacket. Today’s most trendy real or faux leather jackets no longer necessitate that common dull, black and white color palette that many of us are so used to seeing. Instead, you’ll find that today’s leather jacket fashion calls on bright, colorful colors that pop and attract the wandering eye of the wearer and bystander alike.
The collarless faux leather moto jacket shown above is as affordable as it is stylish. The moto style pumps the brakes on this streamlined, supple jacket that is finely cut with a collarless design and finished with ribbed detailing on the sleeves. Promoting a business casual appearance, this jacket is well suited to be worn to work as well as to a night out on the town with your girls. The real leather moto jacket can be paired with a simple white tee that will give it a more casual look, or with a colorful chic skirt or pants that will add that much needed contrast as colored leather will be commonplace in 2020.
The leather car coat allows you to supplement your already fashionable wardrobe with a leather coat comprised of real lambskin leather. This coat is carefully styled with a shirt collar as well as a button and zip closure that provide for ease of mobility without the common stretch inadequacies that many of today’s leather jackets and coats succumb to. Leather jackets are great because like jeans, they can be paired with a variety of other garments that complement most major styles of apparel wear.
Leather pants and skirts are going to be an absolute, jaw dropping bombshell trend for the 2020 winter-spring season. Leather pants have gone through numerous iterations and changes in style since their introduction decades ago by punk rockers and fashion trend setters alike. Leather skirts on the other hand are versatile enough to be paired with plush sweaters yet dressy enough to make a bold fashion statement wherever on the town you plan on heading to.
Recent winter runway shows tapped into a theme of madness and wild imagination as demonstrated by the above image of the this floral-print leather skirt. This is one of the brighter pieces of the 2020 leather skirt collection and screams exaggeration as accentuated by the monstrous graphic print and unconventional, clashing florals. The skirt is fashioned with an A-line silhouette, and pairs well with a set of pumps. Leather skirts will be just about anywhere as they can be dressed up with other complementary leather apparel, making for a complete leather outfit or can be dressed down with a simple t-shirt or sweater for the more casual occasions.
Any reasonably sane person would do a double-take and ask themselves if leather trousers are ever okay. Good news is they’re more than just okay as these black & off-white leather trousers are must have pants that will compliment a slu of most modern day dress ensembles. The trousers are skinny-fit, paneled, and padded with 100% real leather. Featuring quilted and perforated detailing throughout and an adjustable velcro strap closure, these trousers are sure to be a jaw dropping showstopper no matter where the wearer decides to go. These leather pants can be worn be a variety of leather outfits to help complete that highly desirable 2020 leather look.
We all know that fashion trends are a cyclical
process, and it is our duty to stay on top of the changes that occur in the
fashion world. The bottom-line is that there is no stopping what’s coming;
which is leather, and lots of it.