Trend of the week: It's always leather weather

Trend of the week: It's always leather weather

Prepare to fall for leather, whatever the weather, says Annmarie O'Connor.

Inspiration

A model walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on September 19, 2019, in Milan, Italy. Picture: John Phillips/Getty Images
A model walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on September 19, 2019, in Milan, Italy. Picture: John Phillips/Getty Images

With seasonless style at the heart of Irish dressing, the regular presence of leather at the trend table has not gone unnoticed.

Summer, autumn; what’s the difference? When it comes to leather, the middle ground is where it’s at.

Enjoy colour pops for the warmer months with Bermuda shorts and belted dresses front and centre in real deal and vegan alternatives.

Sportmax leather dress, Brown Thomas, €805
Sportmax leather dress, Brown Thomas, €805

THE EDIT

Season-free and oh-so-stylish, what’s not to love?

Topshop Boutique green leather shorts, Topshop, €260
Topshop Boutique green leather shorts, Topshop, €260

Red leather trousers, Uterqüe, €279
Red leather trousers, Uterqüe, €279

Saffron leather jacket, Uterqüe, €279
Saffron leather jacket, Uterqüe, €279

Dark grey leather circle-cut dress, COS, €390
Dark grey leather circle-cut dress, COS, €390

Black bow faux leather shirt dress, Mango, €49.99
Black bow faux leather shirt dress, Mango, €49.99

Khaki dart high waist faux leather trousers, Mango, €39.99
Khaki dart high waist faux leather trousers, Mango, €39.99

Burgundy faux leather blouse, Zara, €39.95
Burgundy faux leather blouse, Zara, €39.95

Dark brown long leather wrap skirt, COS, €290
Dark brown long leather wrap skirt, COS, €290

Nanushka ‘Eddy’ belted vegan leather shirt, Net-a-Porter, €420
Nanushka ‘Eddy’ belted vegan leather shirt, Net-a-Porter, €420

STYLE NOTES

Pair a leather wrap skirt with a trending deep-V polo neck. Add mules.

Invest in a leather trenchcoat that does double duty as a dress. Add a neck scarf and strappy sandals.

Too tough? Swap classic black for softer hues. Soften with natural fabrics like silk, linen and crisp cotton.

Faux options continue to shine with vegan leather iterations offered by of-the-moment brand Nanushka.

Check them out at www.nanushka.com.

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