Fall 2010: LEATHER Everything!

By Catherine Cassidy

Designers are getting more creative and innovative with the trends this Fall. Since Buyers aren’t buying as impulsively in the past, even after experiencing a bit of a recovery, Designers have adapted their strategy.

Fashion Truth: Fashion is cyclical.

That’s why this quote always rings so true:

“Fashion fades, Style is Eternal” ~ Yves St. Laurent

Meaning: Certain things are always in STYLE because they keep coming back. For instance, 80’s influence, animal print, COLOR, Grays, Military, Leather, etc.

This season, Leather is HUGE! I mean, it’s everything! We’re not just seeing leather jackets, pants and skirts. Designers have been thinking outside of the box. We’re seeing leather blouses and shorts!! HOW COOL! I’ve even seen printed leather blouses. I’m dying! Oh boy, is Fashion FUN when you’re thinking outside of the box!!

Now, you could go the route of Rachel Zoe and wear a complete leather ensemble, but that’s a bit of overkill.

Some styling ideas to try:

  • Soften some killer leather shorts with a beautiful silk blouse
  • Add some edge to a feminine dress with a cropped leather jacket
  • Increase the COOL factor with a printed leather blouse over your favorite sexy jeans (if you really want it cool, try it with skinny jeans and leather booties. Ow!)

Are you ready to have some FUN with Fall leather?

Taking leave of the Corporate Fashion Industry, Catherine Cassidy founded U*styled in 2008 to support busy women everywhere. YOU are our mission. U*styled is dedicated to empowering women and giving you the tools to discover the lifestyle you deserve through personal style. Her unique approach to Personal Styling and Brand Image has had her work across a broad range of industries and career stages including Real Estate, Finance, Consulting, Marketing, Advertising, Entertainment, Entrepreneurs and Celebrity Entrepreneurs.

Additional Fall 2010 Fashion Trends:

Expect the Unexpected

I Really Love My: Awesome Handbag

The Lowdown on Fall Denim