While a biker jacket or liquid leather leggings are always a good idea, this season designers are giving us a new way to look at leather. Scan the runways and you’ll see the tough material was transformed into ladylike pieces such as pleated skirts, high-waisted shorts and shift dresses…beyond. My chosen take on the trend? Jenni Kayne’s Leather Shell Dress!
A not-so-basic closet staple, this frock has been on my mind since Jenni previewed her fall collection at the start of the year. Standing in a crowd of equally gorgeous, wearable separates, it held my gaze with its unexpected hunter green color, crew neck and dolman sleeves. To make a girlish mark this fall, just complement Jenni’s dress with cashmere tights, lace-up booties and a bow headband. Lovely leather. xoRZ