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Los Angeles Fashion Blogs' Accessory Of The Week: Leather Accents

Mona Khalifeh |
September 30, 2013 | 7:04 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Herve Leger, Leather (Pinterest)
Herve Leger, Leather (Pinterest)
This week, the trend to follow is leather.  Leather is popping up everywhere, and not just in your favorite jacket. Leather looks are big this week in clutches, wristbands, watches, headbands, shoes, belts, and as an accent on other pieces of clothing.  Though the fabric may traditionally be associated with black, leather looks are coming in bright new colors with studs and patterns that are making leather a must-have accessory for fall.

Designer Herve Leger used leather in a big way during Fashion Week, as seen on big leather belts that take on a harness or corsettedlook.  Leger styled the belts with the lines singature bandage dresses like this one, seen in the Spring 2014 line.

 The designer also highlighted leather clutches seen paired with the belted and leather strappy heels that were found throughout the line. The leather not only pops against the bandage dress, but showcases are more edgy look for the line, that uses leather as both an accessory and an outfit in this spring's line. 

Also see: Leather This, Leather That

Leather, 3 Ways (Rue La La)
Leather, 3 Ways (Rue La La)
Fashion blog Rue La La shows readers different ways to wear leather, more specifically, the leather jacket.  

The blog portrayed three types of leather jackets, instructing how to wear them, allowing readers to play with leather this season in new ways.  

Geometric patterns, bright clolors and structured leather jackets are becoming an accessory in themselves, with Rue La La pairing the look with minimal accessories.

(Cupcakes & Cashmere)
(Cupcakes & Cashmere)
Los Angeles-based fashion blog Cupcakes & Cashmere shows a zippered, black leather jacket with a beige dress.  But, as seen this week, where there's some leather, there's usually more near by.

 The beige dress was accessorized with an oversized leather tote and short leather biker boots that featured  buckled embelishments.

 The dress balances out the tough look of the leather, with the accessories standing alone as both feminine and edgy pieces that can be styled either way.



Leather Lace-up Boots (Street Geist)
Leather Lace-up Boots (Street Geist)
Los Angeles street fashion blog, Street Geist, shows black leather lace-up boots, paired with a crop top and shorts for a streetwear look that has been seen all summer and into this fall all over Los Angeles.

Leather, like many of the must-have fall accessories, can both dress up and dress down your outfit.  But whichever way you decide to style your leather, you're sure to be on trend with this must-have fall accessory.

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