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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Miami (OH) chapter.
Many of you fashionable collegiettes probably own a classic black leather jacket or riding boots, but this fall season we encourage you to push the style envelope. This edgy material is no longer confined to just a couple articles of clothing; it’s showing up on peplum tops, leggings, skirts, vests, dresses, and accessories!
You can even experiment with color by switching out a traditional brown leather jacket for an unexpected emerald or ruby option. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to be a biker chick with tattoo sleeves to pull off this trend. What was once overtly edgy is now sophisticated, sleek, and modern.
On the runway, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Alexander Wang, and others are showing leather of all shapes and colors. The looks are bold, structured, and they incorporate multiple textures to soften the harsh lines. You don’t have to cover yourself head to toe in leather to be on trend this fall–add some edge to any outfit with a jacket or vest that has leather detailing.  
For a night out, pair leather leggings with a peplum top and heels. Many people are frightened by the thought of liquid leggings, but most designers make versions with spandex panels to make them more comfortable and wearable for any body type. Leather accessories and accents are great ways to toughen up any outfit and ease you in to more daring looks. 
Whether it’s a suit or a handbag, show leather a little love this fall! 
Senior public relations major with a passion for writing and all things beauty.