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Leather Dresses, Jackets, Coats, Trousers and Shoes for SS 2013

Red Valentino Black Leather Dress Red Valentino Black Leather Dress

Leather Dresses, Jackets, Coats, Trousers and Shoes for SS 2013 at my-wardrobe.com

Leather is always popular for both day and evening wear, and it’s a key fabric for the Spring Summer 2013 season. Everything from formal leather shoes to funky, brightly coloured leather jackets are “on trend” this season and the choice is amazing.

Here are some of my favourite items:

Red Valentino Black Leather Dress

This dress, pictured left, is a cute and girly yet edgy modern dress. It has femininity in abundance, thanks to the pretty bows which adorn each of the front pockets, yet the leather material immediately ramps up the glamour a few notches. It’s easy to accessorise with a matching black leather clutch and court shoes.

Joseph Leather and Fabric Leggings Joseph Leather and Fabric Leggings

Joseph Leather and Fabric Leggings

If you prefer to wear trousers to a dress, take a look at this sumptuous pair of black leather and gabardine leggings by Joseph. Skinny all the way down your lovely legs, these trousers provide a classic yet chic look that will endure long past the end of this season, perfect for day wear and cocktail hour. Simply complete the look with a bright jumper or silk top teamed with a clutch and a pair of vertiginous heels.

Leather trousers are also available from Sara Berman (exclusively), J Brand, Hudson, Acne, Helmut Lang and Bruuns Bazaar, so there is lots of choice.

Camilla Skovgaard Black and White Peep Toe Shoe Boots Camilla Skovgaard Black and White Peep Toe Shoe Boots

Camilla Skovgaard Black and White Peep Toe Shoe Boots

Camilla Skovgaard is a designer who is celebrated for her innovative and funky shoe designs, and these booties in monochrome leather are particularly eye catching. In a shoe boot style, without fastenings but with an open toe, they are ideal for both work or weekend wear, with their slim stiletto heels and a pleasing curved aesthetic. They also make you nice and tall, with high heels and balancing platform sole.

The style name of these shoes is “Prey”. It should be “Pray”, as I’m praying someone will buy me a pair.

Coloured Leather Jackets Coloured Leather Jackets

Coloured Leather Jackets by Iro and Theory

Don’t forget to check out some of the wonderful leather jackets available in a rainbow of colours. The jackets pictured above, from left to right, are:

  • Theory Elenian Leather Biker Jacket in orange
  • Theory Elenian Leather Biker Jacket in pale green
  • The Iro Ashville Leather Biker Jacket

Other jackets also availabe, not shown above, include a delightful pale blue cropped suede leather jacket from Acne, a teal leather jacket from Helmut Lang and a metallic gold leather jacket from Ganni.

Coloured leather jackets are great from brightening up a casual jeans look during the day, or wearing over a cocktail frock at night.

All the above items are current available from my-wardrobe.com.

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Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel and Bathurst Eye

Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel

Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel

Here we have the new Anya Hindmarch Bathhurst Bow Satchel, made from soft leather. It is available in bluebell, pictured left, and many other shades and textures (pictured below right) and is available right now from my-wardrobe.com at the link at the foot of this article.

The bag is a new style from Anya Hindmarch, and employs their trademark top quality leather and attention to detail. The bag is a structured, ladylike handbag which takes its name from the 1st Baron Bathurst, a politician from the 18th century.

In many ways, this bag has a vintage look, yet it is also thoroughly modern. Made from soft capra leather, the satchel is a flap over style with an enamel bow closure on the front, reminiscent of a cameo from days gone by.

The bag has a single top handle for carrying it in the hand, and comes with a further two removable leather straps, enabling the bag to be worn over the shoulder or across the body. One of the straps matches the colours of the bag and the other contrasts with it.
All the colours
Inside, the bag has a soft suede lining. In signature Anya Hindmarch style the pockets are labelled “Bits & Bobs”, “Sunglasses”, “Lipstick” and “Phone”. There is also a pen pocket and a detachable leather key fob.

There a popper fastenings on the side of the bag and studs on the base to offer protection.

It should be stated that this is a spacious bag, with plenty of room for all your bits and pieces whether you are using it as a power dressing workbag during the week, or as an accompaniment to your weekend style.

Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye

The Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye , as worn by Alexa Chung, is a similar style of bag which is available in calf leather and also the more exotic alligator. There is currently a waiting list for the Bathurst Eye bags.

The main difference between the bags is that the Bathurst Eye is considerably smaller than the Bathurst Bow, which is spacious and perfect for both work and weekend wardrobes.

Alexa Chung carrying the Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye Bag Alexa Chung carrying the Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung is a fashion icon who has a happy knack of carrying the most popular handbags of the season.

She is the winner of the British Style Award, and for the occasion she chose to carry the Bathurst Eye in black box calfskin leather.

She’s a lucky girl, as the rest of us mere mortals will have to join the waiting list to get the bag, but fortunately the bag is coming soon, and the larger Bathurst Bow is available right now!

Dimensions:

Bathurst Bow: 22cm x 32cm x 14cm
Bathurst Eye: 17cm x 21cm x 8cm

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Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress, Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo and Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

Here we have the colour coveted by a majority of women – an all black look. The dress and bag are suited to both day and evening wear; the fabulous shoes are probably just an evening wear shoe, but if you wanted to wear the outfit during the day, you could trade them for a neat pair of black ankle boots or courts.

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

I like this dress because it combines the sexiness of a leather top together with the demureness of a pleated skirt to yield a classically lady like look – with an edge. Ideal for princesses, this dress is perfect to wear during the day and through to the night – and that neckline is begging for some jewelled adornment, perhaps in the form of an Anton Heunis necklace.

The top part of this lovely Alice by Temperley dress is made from leather, but the skirt is a swathe of pleated georgette, which is demi sheer, and lined with a black lining.

The dress has short sleeves and a low scoop neck at the front and fastens with a hidden zip at the back.

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo

I like Hobo bags. I like the way they have a single, unfussy shoulder strap that’s not too long, so it’s easy to just sling the bag over your shoulder and be on your way.

Of course, this bag is no ordinary hobo bag – it’s the stunning Faithful by Anya Hindmarch and is made from grained leather. The bag has golden hardware throughout, including the zip top fastening, and is embellished on the front with a riveted brand plaque. The zip full features a characteristic oversized tassel and the bag also comes with a removable cross body strap. There is an external zip pocket on the reverse of the bag.

The inside of the bag is truly a delight – there are several pockets which are  labelled as to suggestions for their contents; eg “Bits and Bobs”, “Phone” and “Lipstick”. There is also a pen pocket and a press stud attaching key fob – so no need to rummage on the door step any more!

This bag would also make a lovely posh day bag for work and play.

Gina Ava Platform Shoes Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Shoes are up there with Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Yves Saint Laurent as shoes to the stars, and these shoes are completely irrestible.

With a snakeprint velvet upper (lined in leather), a concealed platform sole, super high black jewel embellished heel and peep toe, these shoes are ultra comfortable considering the number of inches they add to your legs. They fasten with an adjustable strap and the buckle is branded “Gina”.

In addition to going well with the dress and bag above, they would complete any cocktail outfit and be the envy of all the other girls in the room.

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