Everyone knows this season’s hottest trend is pastels. They’re the most fun way to ring in the warm weather, but looking like a human crayola box is only fun for so long. Eventually, the novelty of wearing colors wears off, and you want to go back to black.
Leather quietly emerged as part of this season’s wardrobe. Designer Derek Lam released a leather skirt earlier this season for Saks and Neiman Marcus, and Altuzzara released a white leather dress with a flower panel.
Despite being a part of the high fashion spring/summer line, the leather trend went to the wayside because it couldn’t be easily adopted by lower end stores. Brightly colored materials are easily integrated into more affordable stores like H&M and Forever 21, but they couldn’t produce a quality leather product comparable to the high fashion leather.
Check out the local consignment stores, like Second Time Around on 17th and Chestnut streets, for inexpensive leather goods. Pair your favorite leather piece with a hot lace for a night on the town.