- Leather isn’t just for mid-latitude winter
- How to wear leather clothes in spring and summer
- Wear leather pieces in light colors on hot summer days
- Summer outfit ideas with leather
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Leather isn’t just for mid-latitude winter
Leather provides great protection against wind. In mid-latitudes, wind is nearly always in the mix when it comes to winter weather. No wonder that it’s a winter favorite at least as long as the temperatures remain above the freezing point. My red leather jacket, I had in middle school, was my goto an entire winter long.
Last winter I wore my brown pair of leather dress pants on a day with -10F (-23.3oC). While there is normally hardly any wind in the Interior, it was a day with some snow blow. Alaskans fear wind more than 40 below.
One of my Alaska-born students said that the pants would be too cold for the weather. I agreed that leather has a low insulation factor, but that there are leggings and long-Johns. I wore the leather over them just for protection against the wind.
How to wear leather clothes in spring and summer
This type of clothing is versatile to style and you can look posh in leather over 40 with these stylist’s secrets.
Shells and tops are made for summer. Thus, wear a T-shirt or tank top underneath when it isn’t lined. You don’t want to get leftovers of the dye on your skin when you sweat.
When you buy a pair, go for a wider cut – read not like skinnies. And go for a pair with a lining. I made the mistake as a 20 something to buy a pair of black biker shorts in suede without lining. After wearing them on a hot summer day, my legs looked like I am wearing distressed bikers for several days. You can imagine how happy I was when the dye finally was completely off!
Leather is perfect for dry, cloudy, windy days in the warm season
Other leather items like jackets, skirts, dresses, pants or coats are best worn on windy, cloudy days. Since rain is not great for your leather gear, use a trench coat instead of a leather coat or jacket when rain is in the forecast. And yes, you can wear leather-on-leather even in summer (see photo with suede skirt and metallic coat).
Wear leather pieces in light colors on hot summer days
When you want to wear a leather skirt, dress or pair of pants even on hot summer days, go for pieces in a light color with lining. My white leather skirt is one of my summer favorites ever since I bought it years ago. The best part: In contrast to a white denim skirt, it is easier to keep clean. I recently saw a similar one at LeatherCoatsEtc.
Summer outfit ideas with leather
Here some further leather spring/summer outfit ideas for inspiration.
G-III skirt, Gucci bamboo belt, pantyhose, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Gloria vanderBilt pumps, headband, Cami coat (all own) and floral blouse c/o Ethyl Clothing
Halogen dress, Gloria vander Bilt pumps, Longchamp Cuire bag (all own)
American classic summerstyle with INC nappa capri, Longchamp Cuire bag, pearl necklace, Hermes collier de chien cuff, and Moda International sweater
Halogen fit-and-flare dress, statement belt, silk abstract print scarf, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Nine West Kelly green lizard imprint pumps (all own) and halftee c/o Halftee
Levis denim jacket with Dr. Scholl wedge sandals, silk scarf, Ray Ban sunglasses, Halogen leather skirt (all own), striped T-shirt c/o Marine Layer, and wooden watch c/o Jord
Oliveo white leather skirt, DIY belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Coach shearling bag, Christian Louboutain pumps (all own) and blue-white plaid shirt c/o Ethyl Clothing
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Top of the World Style linkup party
Welcome to the 206th Top of the World Style linkup party! Thanks for coming. The awardees are:
Amy Johnson of Amyis Creative Pursuits is the Top of the World Style Winner. She featured how to wear ruffle hem jeans. Great way to toughen them up with a biker jacket.
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Johanna became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She blogs at Johanna Grange.
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Joi, who blogs at In My Joi, caught my eyes with her teal pants suit. That’s what I call power dressing. Love the faux fur collar and pom pom sandals she added to the look.
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