Until the SS14 collections started rolling out in shops and online, who knew of pastel leather eh? I mean of course we have seen variations when it comes to leather jackets, trousers and skirts but nothing so dramatic. In fact quilted and contrast sleeves is all we knew until last year when it came to leather clothing but I have say, I am loving how experimental we are being this year when it comes to fashion. Pastel leather is such a refreshing change! We have always known leather to be grunge, dark, gothic and quite rock chic if you may but this year, pastel leather can be anything from bohemian any feminine to sports luxe.
Not being an intense fashionista, there's at least one or two trends each year that I like to incorporate in my wardrobe and this year, pastel leather tops my list. It is quite weird to don light pastels at the beginning of the year but seeing them flocking like crazy in stores, I thought it was high time I jumped onto the bandwagon before it all disappears come Summer. For the daring lot out there, there's pastel leather skirts and jackets and for the demure bunch, pastel leather handbag and shoes would be much easier to sport and subtly incorporate in everyday life. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart and Rihanna have always adopted the pastel leather trend and have come out sporting chic and brave looks alike.
The key to wearing pastel leather is to team it with darker, contrasting colours in my opinion, to avoid the look from appearing a bit too sickly sweet. Another way to don pastel leather is with different patterns and textures, like tartan, pleats and fur to give it more depth and dimension. Of course if all fails, the simplest is to pair pastel leather on it's own like how Katy Perry is rocking it in image above. Keep it simple and chic as the bold trend albeit easy to wear can quickly look garish if overdone. You can pair it with other pastel colours but make sure if you're wearing a pastel pink leather jacket, the pastel mint shirt is of a different material like cotton or chiffon for instance. Prevent it from looking as if you've tried too hard.
What I personally love about pastel leather is the vintage feel it oozes and how white and gold accessories go with the trend so well. As for the shades, you'll never run out of choice when it comes to the sugar coated trend as there's yellow, mint, duck egg blue, coral, cotton candy pink, lavender and paper white to take inspiration from. You can wear pastel leather quilted or glossy, nonetheless, the sorbet shades will immediately make you look so in vogue for the warmer months to come. Be it the holidays or festivals, I'm sure we'll see flashes of coloured patent leather everywhere.
I have my eyes set on this mint green leather handbag that's a subtle way to wear pastel leather this season. I love how it's structured, cutting through the cuteness of the colour and making it appear grown up. It's also a little smaller than your usual tote bag making it in line with the undersized bag trend this season as well - two birds with one stone.