Friday, March 22, 2013

How to choose... Leather Cover-ups

Think about your body type before making an investment of any sort in this material, especially if we are talking about a coat.

Leather: Big lapels
Leather: Big lapels by Caroline Grant. The A-line skirt and pussy-bow printed silk blouse are perfect for a Body type A, and so are the big lapels. The jacket hits at high hip, an optimum length for them. The shoes are from beloved brand Chie Mihara, from SS2013, and offered in other colour combinations. Nude hosiery, of course. [Style: Urban Tweed].

Random Theory Black Leather Jacket / MaxMara Studio Upupa Blouse / L.K. Bennett Dover Suede Skirt / Chie Mihara Backon Shoes / Radley Acklington Handbag / Oscar de la Renta Gold-plated Resin Clip Earrings / Tom Ford Lipstick in Scarlet Rouge / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Smoke Red.

Leather: Peplum Jacket
Leather: Peplum Jacket by Caroline Grant. You can trust Spanish brands like Zara and Mango to offer great quality leather items at unbeatable prices. This lovely peplum jacket in rose beige is made of supple lambskin and is cut to flatter Body type Bs and Cs. The pencil skirt is L.K Bennett's, which is offering for SS2013 a series of lace garments (dresses, skirts, and tops) both in pastel shades and in neutrals (black and taupe) in basic shapes. [Style: Ladylike with a Twist].

Zara Leather Jacket with Ruffle Detail / L.K. Bennett Essie Lace Pencil Skirt / L.K. Bennett Regan Scoop Neck Knit Top / L.K. Bennett Cannes Leather Shoes / Shanghai Tang Clutch Handbag / Tarina Tarantino Three Row Lucite Choker Necklace / Kendra Scott Willow Earrings / L.K. Bennett Olivia Silk Graphic Print Scarf / Tom Ford Lipstick in Wild Ginger / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Ginger Fire.

Leather: Biker Jacket
Leather: Biker Jacket by Caroline Grant. Another great Zara leather jacket in a biker style, complete with quilted details and zips. The rock chick vibe is completed by the studded sandals and cut-out carry-all handbag. I always like complementing any combinations of black and red with a third colour to keep it modern and not Alexis Colby-esque. The cut on the bias dress will adhere to your curves, so some shapewear may be in order to present a line-free rear for Body type Bs and Cs. [Style: Modern Classic]

Zara Combination Quilted Leather Jacket / Joseph Lisi Satin Trimmed Dress / L.K. Bennett Salinas Riveted Gladiator Sandals / Zara Cutwork Tote Handbag / Dolce & Gabbana Flower Scarf / Monies Ebony and Leather Necklace / Trina Turk Palm Springs Ring / Chanel Lipstick in Passion / NARS Nail Lacquer in Jungle Red.

Esprit de corail
Leather: Suede Coat by Caroline Grant. A leather coat is always going to be expensive, more so if it is suede (a high-maintenance material, especially in lighter shades, that needs dry-cleaning: think about it before buying one), so go for a classic shape that can last for years. Suede is the ultimate material for mid-season, but that means carrying an umbrella in case of unexpected showers! [Style: Ladylike with a Twist].

L.K. Bennett Krista Suede Coat / Esprit City Dress / Hispanitas Handbag / Geox Egizia Sandals / Monies Pebble Necklaces / Ted Baker Rambai Scarf / Trina Turk Palm Springs Ring / Tom Ford Lipstick in Narcotic Rouge / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.


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