One of the main reasons that people reach for black so often is that it's considered as an 'easy' colour. And while it's definitely true that black pairs well with other colours, it just doesn't flatter many skin tones, given that it's a super harsh shade. I notice that particularly when it comes to leather, black is most people's go-to colour, but since coloured leather is going to be huge this year, I'd totally recommend stepping out of your comfort zone and embrace the idea! But hey, I hear you, just as animal prints, coloured leather (especially red) can easily come off as tacky and, well, overall bad. But not so with these 3 easy styling tricks - pinky promise!
1 / GO SMOOTH & MIDI
The 2 things that will make just about any piece look sophisticated instead of cheap are as simple as this: the quality and the cut. So if you want to wear your red leather in style, make sure to go with a piece that's well made, from the softest high-quality leather, and with a midi length (such as this one from Enes). And sure, it's an investment but rest assure it'll last you a lifetime (even including the times when you're with child, because of the flattering belt situation!). En plus, a leather dress just never goes out of style, not even if it comes in a poppy red shade. That's a classic with a twist, people!
2 / PAIR WITH METALLICS
This may seem like an odd trick to add sophistication, but metallics are actually super great to make your leather less 'biker chick' and more meeting appropriate. Don't be scared to mix & match gold (my clutch) and silver (my manicure). 'Cause sometimes bling has to come in different shades to make it even more fun!
3 / FLATS, FLATS, FLATS
Although it's definitely not a total no-go to pair leather clothes with heels, if you're in doubt and like to add a relaxed touch, flats are definitely your best bet. Stay clear from ballerina's to avoid a too cutesie effect, and rather opt for backless loafers or babouches (which are more flattering for your ankles anyways).
How do you feel about the coloured leather trend? Will you go for it? :)