Spring 2013 Runway Translation: Leather

Derek Lam, Monique Lhuiller, Belstaff- Spring 2013 leather- from style.com
Leather in spring?  Absolutely!  Designers Derek Lam, Monique Lhuiller, Belstaff and others (Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Holmes & Yang) certainly thought so when they sent their models down the runways in lightweight, ladylike leather dresses, skirts & ensembles.  Nothing says luxury like a lady in a leather dress, especially if she’s rockin’ it with a pair of stilettos and a chignon!  Whether your personal style is classic or modern, this trend is sure to stand the test of time so do consider investing in a great leather dress or top & skirt combo… your wardrobe will thank you!

Spring 2013 Trend- Leather dresses, skirt, top

1. French Connection Leather Wrap Dress, $428, frenchconnection.com
2. Ben Amun Spike Earrings, $80, couturecandy.com
3. French Connection Leather Dress, $498, frenchconnection.com
4. Miss Selfridge Leather Peplum Top, $210, missselfridge.com
5. Vintage Red Leather Skirt, $128, nastygal.com
6. MIA Black Leather Sandal, $149, jildorshoes.com
7. BCBG Envelope Clutch, $78, bcbg.com

Sneaky Sneakers

Black Wedge Sneakers Street Style Cluster
street style photos: nytimes.com

One footwear trend that nearly escaped my clutches this season is the ever-popular sneaker wedges.  With a hidden 2-3 inch wedge inside, these comfy and fashion-forward kicks are a welcomed alternative to my Converse Chuck Taylors.  I just ordered the pair shown below from Aldo at Brandon Town Center and am anxiously awaiting their arrival! I love how they can be dressed up or down, depending on a few key complimentary pieces.  To rock this trend simply pair a long blousy top with a pair of skinny pants and finish the look off with an oversized bag…Black Wedge Sneakers Look
1. All Saints Snake Top, $168, allsaints.com
2. Raxevsky Waxed Skinny Pants, $67.11, prêt-a-beaute.com
3. Miss Selfridge Cocoon Cardigan, $46, missselfridge.com
4. Aldo Black Sneaker Wedges, $90, aldoshoes.com
5. Steve Madden Citron Tote Bag, $48, stevemadden.com