Resort 2013 Trends: Leather for All Weather

For Resort 2013, fashion trends are going against the norm by using leather as the go-to, versatile fabric. Leather has worked its way into apparel for all types of weather. Expect the supple and rich fabric to take over vests, jackets, dresses, shorts and skirts and to be displayed on shelves everywhere throughout the season. This buttery textile will add a dose of chic style to any look.


/ Quilted Leather Vest
Francis Leon
/ Leather and Linen Vest
Friend of Mine
/ Leather Moto Vest
/ Leather Desert Vest

Resort vests have stepped up their game from plain denim and lace to the alternative trend of leather. Layering a tee or tank with a leather vest is the simplest way to transform an entire ensemble. Resort vests incorporate quilted leather and smooth lines with structured and sleek silhouettes to create this easily wearable piece of clothing.


/ Leather Motorcycle Jacket
/ Perforated Leather Jacket
Elizabeth and James
/ Croc-Embossed Leather Jacket
Alice + Olivia
/ Yellow Motorcycle Jacket

The typical black leather biker jacket has been revamped with new leather looks for lighter weather. Toss on a leather jacket featuring cut-outs, pastels, neon shades and structured shoulders for an updated spin on the harsh and signature silhouette.


Diane von Firstenberg
/ Leather Flare Dress
Catherine Malandrino
/ Leather Strapless Dress
Alexander Wang
/ Cutout Leather Dress
Michael Kors
/ Leather Shirtdress

Resort dresses are always fresh, fun and flirty. Incorporate the new Spring leather trend into your dresses to replace the feminine, full-skirted must-have item with an edgy and sexy option. Whether a shirtdress, curve-conforming or a fit and flare option, any dress still looks stylish in leather.


Clover Canyon / Turquoise Leather Shorts
Rebecca Minkoff
/ Leather Drawstring Shorts
/ Red Leather Shorts
Alexander Wang
/ Croc-Print Leather Shorts

Switch out your old cuffed denim shorts for a pair of lush leather shorts in dark or popping shades of favorite Spring colors. Cuffed or clean-lined, and featuring drawstrings, an elastic waistband or oversized pockets, leather shorts are the new essential bottoms for the season.


McQ by Alexander McQueen
/ Zipper Leather Skirt
Jason Wu
/ Leather Peplum Skirt
Derek Lam
/ Leather Pencil Skirt
Alice + Olivia
/ Pleated Leather Skirt

Transform easy-breezy skirts into more structured items this season by flaunting a leather textile. Opting for a mod miniskirt or a clean-lined bottom with intricate detailing like laser-cuts, girly pleats or funky zippers will create an everyday fashionable and fun look to wear throughout the season with flair.

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