The Leather Look 2012
The 2012 biker chic look is all about a subtle change of colours. In fact, many a colour will suit. And so it goes without saying that the biker jacket is the key statement piece for the fashion trend. Show your tough-girl side with a pair of combat boots that will add a touch of military-chic to any look.
Military meets rocker edge’ boots can be worn with jeans, leggings or even a flirty skirt. To achieve a very right-now look soften them up a bit with a floral frock and piled on jewellery. Go for a fashionably casual look with leggings and slouchy knit leg-warmers. Featuring a rounded toe with decorative lace up and sometimes buckle straps combat-inspired leather boots have a vintage look.
Modern trends generally start for women before being modified to suit men’s tastes. The motorcycle trend, however, emerges into men’s wardrobes at the same time this year, roaring into everyday wear albeit it to a much smaller degree.
Spearheaded by a number of design houses, the main element of the men’s version of trend are statement jackets – unlike women’s where we’ve also seen a number of additional pieces. The colour palette is much muted as well: it’s all black, a fact that makes the trend rather cliche for men but not so cliche that the only motorcycle jackets on trend are Brando jackets.
Biker fashions come and go, but these days the leather-and-buckles look is getting a little revamp. Of course, newer fashions still give a nod to their forebears with zippers, chains, and studs aplenty, but the softer, more feminine trend that is taking over runways means that styles that were once seen only on the back of a Harley are now accessible to just about any woman who wants to look a little tougher, but still remain stylish. A denim or leather jacket is a sure fire way to bring your look back on trend, but as summer is just around the corner.
Some of our Leather Look Jackets
|TWO ANGLE Samson Black Jacket|
|APPLE BOTTOMS Faux Leather Jacket|
Celebrities in their Leather Look