Here I am, frustrated and confused as to why it isn't warmer weather yet. I've worn flats and lighter jackets in order to WILL the higher temperatures to come. But today I woke up, went to work, looked at the calendar and my immediate thought was HOLY CRAP IT'S ALMOST APRIL? I just simply could not believe that the time has flown by.
What's wrong with me? I don't know...
Conflicting emotions aside, my mind is still set on new Spring trends and one of what I consider to be the most unexpected trend of 2013 YET the most appealing to me is leather.
Yeah I thought the same thing too...WHAT? Doesn't anyone remember the Friends episode where Ross had a major leather pants issue? Heat and leather don't mix! How can we make this work?
Here's three ways you can and WILL make leather work in your favor!
First, try a loose leather shirt!
|[L] J. Mendel, [R] Salvatore Ferragamo|
Alternatively, this can be paired with a fitted printed maxi skirt. A casual and comfortable statement.
Options can be found here [LOVE the laser cut], here, and a non-leather option here.
Next up, experiment with a vest!
|[L] Proenza Schouler, [R] Alexander Wang|
Try to see if you can fit in leather here, here, here [YUM], and a fun affordable option here.
Finally, my favorite, work it out in a skirt!
|[L] Marissa Webb, [R] Charlotte Ronson|
Skirt it up in options found here, here [vegan-friendly!], here, and here.
Personally I cannot wait to be able to have bare, sun-kissed skin and freckles. It'll be so fun to see what I can work into my wardrobe! But then again, who doesn't think that's fun all year round?
What other trends besides leather are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!
PAY ATTENTION TO THE 'LEATHER' FORECAST!*
*Yep, another bad joke. It's a sickness.
images courtesy of Elle.com