Leather isn't typically what you'd consider to be a versatile or low-key fabric within the fashion oeuvre, yet it has quietly slipped into the A/W 20 trend lineup without a fuss and emerged as an unlikely minimalist staple. Put aside any associations with high-shine PVC or gothic getups because 2020's leather offering is a far softer and more refined than previous iterations. It has essentially been treated like cotton: moulded into tailored trousers and shaped into stylish shirts. Plus, these items are not only comfortable to wear, but they'll also be super warm when the winter chill hits.
Branching out of its usual biker jacket remit, leather now comes in various forms, so you can pick and choose according to your needs. A pair of leather trousers is ideal for adding an edge to your favourite chunky knit and sneakers, a leather dress an unexpected layering hero (just add a roll neck), and leather skirts a more interesting option for the office. It's an ideal cold-weather addition to your wardrobe as it acts as a textural contrast to the satin, wool and cotton pieces in your wardrobe. In summary? It's a surefire way to make any outfit look 10 times more premium.
To get you started, I've rounded up the best leather separates available to nab now. Scroll down to see and shop my edit.
Karen Millen Leather Trench Mac (£419)
Gushlow & Cole Leather Mac Coat (£1975)
Arket Belted Leather Coat (£490)
Arket Leather Shirt (£250)
Topshop Boutique Black Leather Shirt (£122)
& Other Stories Relaxed Leather Shirt (£239)
COS Belted Leather Dress (£390)
Stand Studio Lauren Tiered Leather Shirt Dress (£320)
Joseph Demry Nappa Leather Dress (£1445)
Joseph Tuba Nappa Leather Bottom (£995)
Autograph Leather Straight Leg Cropped Trousers (£199)
Levi's Faux Leather Ribcage Straight Jeans (£118)
Helene for Denim Wardrobe Faux Leather A-Line Skirt in Khaki (£150)
Isabel Marant Domi Faux Leather Mid Skirt in Black (£415)
COS Nappa Leather A-Line Midi Skirt (£390)
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