Our top leather picks to lift your winter look
Some things are synonymous with winter. Think hot chocolates with extra marshmallows, your favourite fluffy robe and ugg boots (that could probably do with an upgrade but you just love them too much), spending a whole weekend in bed, binging your new fave show, and of course, layering luxurious leather to lift your winter look!
A staple in every wardrobe, especially during the colder months, it's effortless, painfully cool and only gets better with age - not to mention, warm enough to combat even the chilliest mornings. While genuine leather pieces can be an investment, here's our round-up of the latest leather picks for every budget.
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Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to break the bank to add a bit of leather into your wardrobe. Some of our favourite high street retailers have brought out classic as well as statement, genuine and faux leather pieces that won't cost an arm and a leg. Here's a selection of some of our favourites from Myer, yd, Betts and Country Road.
Clockwise from top left corner: Decjuba Blake Faux Leather Shirt, Seed Heritage Faux Leather Scrunchie from Myer, Mocha Portia Tote Bag from Myer, yd. Men's Williams Reversible Belt, Superdry Men's Leather Rotor Jacket from Superdry, Betts Men's Dragon Chelsea Boot, Zara Faux Leather Shorts, Seed Heritage Envelope Clutch from Myer, Country Road Pleated Faux Leather Skirt from Country Road, Betts Luxe Block Heel Boot, Rubi Frankie Lace Up Flatform Boot from Cotton On, Zara Pleated Faux Leather Mini Skirt.
Have a bit more to spend? You'll be spoilt for choice! Whether you're looking for jackets, pants, skirts or boots, Witchery, Country Road and Mimco have styles that you'll be wearing season upon season.
Clockwise from top left corner: Witchery Faux Leather Aviator Coat from Witchery, Aje Freedom Fan Tote, Aquila Men's Eastwood Chelsea Boot and Aquila Men's Todd Belt from Myer, Country Road Enzo Pet Leather Collar, Saba Lexi Leather Mini Skirt, Calibre Men's Leather Jacket W9 from Calibre, Mimco Majesty Cross Body Bag from Mimco, Country Road Viola Slouch Boot from Country Road , Camilla Silver Linings Zip Top Clutch from Camilla, Saba Viv Vegan Leather Midi Skirt from Saba, Camilla Ziba Ziba Square Toe Slippers from Camilla, Mimco Ula Knee Boots from Mimco.
The price tag might be a tad higher on these babies, but when you consider that they will last you a lifetime and truly are investment pieces, it really is worth it (plus, it's all about cost per wear, right!?). The general rule of thumb is to spend more on classic, timeless pieces that will never date and less on trend items that you will get over in a couple of seasons. Our favourite finds in centre are at Witchery and Myer.
Clockwise from top left corner: Witchery Lee Leather Pants from Witchery, sass & bide Sublime Time Jacket from Myer, Coach Tailored Leather Jacket from Coach , Camilla & Marc Carmine Ankle Boot from Camilla & Marc, Furla Mimi Mini Crossbody Bag from Furla, Aje Liberation Leather Midi Skirt, Zimmermann Pull On Slouch Boot, Zimmermann Leather Headband, Chloe Marcie Small Leather Saddle Bag from David Jones, Coach Men's Pacer Utility Backpack from Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren Men's Lambskin Leather Jacket from Myer.