Tuscan Leather: WAiSTEDD
If you’re a Drake fan you may be familiar with a song off his new album entitled ‘Tuscan Leather”. Danielle is A HUGE Drake fan, so of course when writing a post about leather, the only appropriate title is such. We LOVE this leather trend- jackets, skirts, pants, you name it, we adore it. Leather is great because its timeless-you can wear the leather you buy now years from now and it will still look great.
Yes, leather is a timeless investment piece. But its still crazy expensive:one jacket can cost you $500+ (um hi thats like half our rent). If you are willing to front that kind of money for a jacket or a pair of pants, all the power to you! But if you’re like us and not quite ready to make that investment, we have a few simple tricks that allow you rock this leather trend while not breaking the bank.
If we look at Danielle’s outfit here, it appears she is wearing leather pants- tricked ya! She is actually wearing a pair of black metallic leggings from Forever 21 … we’re talking ten dollars here ladies! The great thing about the leggings is that they are incredibly comfortable- who says beauty is pain!?! Danielle paired it here with a casual tee and a pair of incredible strappy Schutz heels.The heels give the casual look a little bit of an edge.
If you’re like us and got a little junk in the trunk (bootlicious for ya), a great trick is to tie a flannel or jacket around your waist so you don’t accentuate these hip areas that you may be self-conscious about. This is especially important with leggings because everything shows- literally…everything…. We’re not encouraging you to hide behind clothing, just a suggesting how to make clothing look more flattering for your body.
The key when wearing “leather look alikes” is to make sure they do not look cheap. The metallic shimmer in Danielle’s leggings is not overpowering and the texture does not look like plastic. This is super important. Make sure you go into the store and try them on and actually feel the fabric. DO NOT, DO NOT buy these items online-looks in this case are absolutely deceiving. We also love buying Vegan leather products, which look and feel like leather but are much more affordable (and kinder to our furry friends). Remember Danielle’s holiday look with a leather skirt? It was actually Vegan. Look on Piperlime or Urban Outfitters for some great Vegan Leather products.
Like any outfit, accessories are everything. The metallic Tory Burch bags is one of our favorites because it pairs so well with every outfit. All Danielle’s accessories are simply grey and rose gold which compliment the zippers in the pant and play off the muted denim jacket.
Now, go put on Tuscan Leather while you shop online in hopes of finding some affordable leather pieces!! Share with us some of your favorite finds!
Want Danielle’s Look?
Shirt: Brandy Melville
Leggings: Forever 21
Jacket: Vintage Levis
Accessories: Marc by Marc Jacobs