Out of a lineup of fabrics, I’m not sure you’d ever pick leather as the most versatile option, but this season’s trends beg to differ. While leather dresses might’ve had the upper hand last year, 2019 is all about the leather shirt. Not heavyweight enough to be categorised as a jacket, but certainly thick enough to be layered over a T-shirt, this is the ultimate in elevated staples.
Both high-street and high-end labels have gotten in on the action, making this seemingly premium trend an unexpectedly easy and inexpensive way to make your autumn outfits look more expensive. It might be August, but we’ve already spotted so many influencers in varying leather shirt styles, all bringing their own unique branding to the trend.
We’re making sure anything we buy now can also be translated into the cooler months, and the leather shirt is undeniably suited to the tricky trans-seasonal period. While it’s still warm, why not use a leather shirt to liven-up a white tee or cami dress for evening drinks? Then when autumn strikes, simply swap in a roll-neck and tailored trousers. Simples.
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