Leather represents a timeless material that will never go out of fashion. Even if usually leather makes you think to windy fall and winter days, this spring/summer season leather became a dominant element. Designers proposed jackets, tops, shorts, vests, dresses and skirts made of leather for a classic and sexy look. Nevertheless, you should avoid a “biker” outfit and go for a more balanced look.

For spring/summer 2010 leather can be found in different shapes and lengths in natural and earthy colors. This trend proves that leather is perfect for any season and especially for any occasion. In 2010, leather can take the form of almost any clothing item. Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent proposed the sleeveless tunic and the low-cut dress.

Skirts

Leather skirts could be seen on the catwalks in different forms, from thigh high pencil skirts to mini skirts. Whenever looking for a leather skirt you should choose one that suits and flatters your body, whether this is a long, short mid thigh or mini leather skirt.
Summer colors for leather skirts are khaki or camel. For a casual-chic look, pair your leather skirt with a white or pale pink top and flat leather sandals. You can also team it with a classic blazer for a look appropriate for any occasion.

Shorts

You could see them in the coolest collections: Balmain, Céline, Alexander Wang, Hermès, Chloé or Yves Saint Laurent. Avoid a very sexy look and go for a more laid back, yet stylish one.
Leather shorts for hot summer days are longer, with high waist in black or camel and flare to the leg. Wear them with a simple cotton t-shirt and gladiator sandals. For a more feminine look, team the leather shorts with a sheer blouse. If you are rather bold, pair them with a cropped jacket or a military style jacket. For an everyday, relaxed look team the leather shorts with a silk shirt and wedges. Avoid pairing this outfit with a leather jacket as it will be too much.

Dresses

Leather means sexy and classic. However, a leather dress might not be the best option for hot summer days. Still, it can be a perfect choice for a party, stylish outfit paired with high heels and sparkling accessories. The leather dress is chic and sophisticated. You can get your inspiration from Hermès, Lanvin or Versace.

Tops

Céline has reinvented the urban style mixing modern and timeless pieces for a minimalist air. If until now the a sexy top or shirt was enough for a sexy, feminine appearance, top designers (Céline) proposed an alternative: the leather top paired with beautiful skirts and elegant pants for a "femme fatale" look.

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