WHY WE LOVE IT
Though it's easy to play toughie, skins boast a newfound suppleness that gives you versatility. Treated more like a fabric than ever before, leather appears feminine, even practical, and wearable by all.
HOW TO WEAR IT
In a full skirt, leather is supremely ladylike. As a blazer it's at home in an office. But whether you desire T-shirt casual or a major statement coat, go for a neutral or rich—not bright—color.
Photos: (left to right) Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, Balmain
Kenneth Cole Collection Leggings
Kenneth Cole Leather Leggings, $595
Vince Lambskin dress, $885 BUY IT
Raquel Allegra Top
Cotton, and suede, $468; at Barneys New York.
Bod & Christensen Jacket
Lambskin with patent leather trim, $520; nordstrom.com.
Timo Weiland Skirt
Leather with wool waistband, $520; at Barneys New York.