Red Valentino

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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Goat Romeo Keyhole Dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo and Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes

Goat Romeo Keyhole Dress Goat Romeo Keyhole Dress

For this cute day wear look, I’ve chosen a cute pink shift dress and a nude handbag and matching heels. The vivid pink dress takes centre stage, backed up ably by  nude accessories which will also go well with other looks.

Although I’ve classified this as a daywear look, it would also make the transition to evening wear by teaming it with a smaller bag.

Goat Romeo Pink Keyhole Dress

This dress is a sleeveless, bright pink shift dress made by the celebrity favourite designer, Goat. The attraction is in the detail – the cute keyhole detail to the neckline, the almost not there cap sleeves and the luxury of the pure wool crepe fabric.

Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes

Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Nude Hobo

Sometimes it’s really nice to have a large handbag which you can easily fit all your things into, and the Marc by March Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo (pictured below) fits the bill on every count.

With it’s nude leather finish and polished gold tone hardware, this hobo is delightfully spacious. All the designer credentials are in place – the brand plaque on the front and unusually for a hobo you have the option of two straps – a shorter leather top handle and a longer adjustable cross body strap. The bag has a magnetic fastening and three pockets, one of which is zip fastening.

Red Valentino Nude Platform Shoes

Who doesn’t need a pair of nude heels? With their wide platforms (3.5cm), high block heel (13cm) and cut out lattice detail to the upper, these Red Valentino platform court shoes are perfect for lengthening your legs. Not only can you wear them with dresses, but they also look good with trousers and jeans and the wide platform sole helps them to feel not quite as high as they look when you’re wearing them.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobo

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