fashion TREND ALERT: Leather for Her

It’s October, autumn has officially taken over and the wind is crisp but not quite cold enough for a winter jacket. This time of year is perfect for adding some leather into your life, making this season “leather weather". Now, I am obviously not the only one who thinks leather is a must-have this fall season, for a variety of designers showcased different styles of leather during AW 2018-2019 fashion week.

For Her:

Remember the final scene in Grease where the sweet Sandy rocks leather from head-to-toe?! Well it is time to channel your inner Sandy and rock your curves in some leather or pleather, whichever you prefer. For full bad girl vibes take a peek at the head-to-toe ensemble created by Philipp Plein and admire the edgy studs bringing a funky fresh vibe to the classic leather look. Play up your femininity in a chic leather dress, similar to what Sonia Rykiel created in her fall collection. For work, keep things trendy but professional in a leather pencil skirt inspired by Alberta Ferretti’s creation.  Add a kitten heel or a tall boot and you’re certain to be best dressed in the office.

Autumn 2018 ~ Ready to Wear


Leather & Tights for Cool Autumn Nights

Written by: Shilow Sullivan

With the dismissal of summer comes the time we Minnesotans dread far more than anything our indecisive weather could throw at us: breaking out our abundance of warmer clothes to combat the chilly months ahead. Since about seven out the twelve months of the year resemble nothing of a warm, summer day, cold weather fashion and accessorizing is like a pastime for some of us. How can we pull off looking trendy, yet keep warm? That is the question, my dears!

Pulling inspiration from New York fashion week, I found a stylish, yet durable, look that will keep you comfortably warm and ready to strut into any event or occasion. This fall season, women’s large, over-sized, leather coats and statement tights are making a splash from the runway to everyday street-wear!

One reason I love this outfit is because it really compliments any body shape! The over-sized leather coat will basically cover everything from mid-thigh up; therefore, it shouldn’t matter what body type you have!

I also love that this an outfit you can dress up or keep casual depending on the tights and accessories you choose. If you want to dress it up, add elegant earrings or a statement necklace. Pair the jacket with solid-colored tights (maybe with a rhinestone embellishment), and polish off the look with a classic updo. If you want to dress it down building a street-wear vibe, omit the necklace, and pair the coat with statement tights, such as a bold color and unique pattern.

In addition, this outfit is going to keep you warm while you walk to wherever you are going:  from the car to your destination, the bus stop or to work. Your upper body will be well-protected from the brisk winds which gives you more time to focus on your footwear. Add a flirty flare by rocking thigh-high boots, keep things edgy in combat boots, or create a polished look with a pair of stilettos.

Finally, what you wear under the over-sized leather coat is up to you! You can keep your coat on hiding a pajama top or you wear it over your outfit at a formal event.

Lucky for myself I was able to find a retro, over-sized leather jacket that I can rock this fall season. However, if you cannot borrow one from your mom or a friend, definitely check out the brands that The Volk is partnered with, for they will always have stylish and affordable options! Remember to tag @thevolkmagazine and show how you made this outfit idea your own! Stay warm and trendy, lovelies!


Trends-A-Trending: Leather

Camera: Alex Butterfield // Visionary: Michaela Rae // Fashions: Meghanlee Phillips // Beauty: Mark Navvaro // Model: Hannah Peltier


For more fall fashion and tips on how to incorporate these trend into your closet, be sure you order your Fall 2018 issue of The Volk!

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