10 Stylish Ways to Wear Leather

We show you how to sport this chic wardrobe staple! Make sure to join in on our styling challenge this month.
by Erin Torrejon   |  Jul 1, 2015
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These days, closet essentials are no longer set in stone and are always changing as trends come and go. One wardrobe piece that we think should become a staple for every girl is anything leather. So whether it's a skirt, moto jacket, or shorts, having leather pieces in your closet is a must. This July, it's our mission to inspire every Candy Girl to start sporting leather pieces more often. For more outfit ideas and tips, we rounded up 1o different Candy Girls who chose to sport leather pieces in their own way. Now all you need to do is scroll down to learn new ways to update your looks. After checking out their looks, we invite you to join in on the challenge through Instagram and Twitter all month. Simply post any look of yours sporting ANYTHING leather and include the hashtags #candyOOTD and #candyleather. Don't forget to tag us because we'll pick our favorites and post them on our social media accounts. Happy styling!


 1  For an ultra trendy yet timeless look, go with a pleated leather skirt worn with a flowy top and sneakers. You can take this outfit from brunch with your squad to dinner with the bae.

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 2  Go for a school girl-inspired outfit with a little edge by pairing your leather jacket with a red pleated dress. Add on a backpack to complete your look.

 3  Give your favorite pleather shorts a really chic touch by opting to pair it with all-white pieces and accessories.

 4  Change things up and wear your leather jacket as a cape over your top and floral midi-skirt.

 5  You can never go wrong with a black-and-white outfit. Wear your quilted leather skirt with a boxy top and gladiator sandals for a trendy outfit that will definitely make you stand out.

 6  Take your cue from the boys and layer your leather jacket over a hoodie for when it gets really cold. Finish off your look with your favorite denim jeans and sneakers.


 7  Go monochromatic by sporting your black leather shorts with a blank tank and black backpack to match.

 8  A leather jacket is the best way to instantly look put together when travelling. Add on your favorite sweater for a cozy chic outfit.

 9  Wear your leather jacket daily by simply layering it over a white tee and distressed jeans. Top off your look with a fedora and booties when going somewhere cold.

 10  Make your laser-cut pleather top look extra interesting by layering over a denim or tweed jacket.

How will you wear your leather pieces? Share your thoughts and comments with us below or tweet us at @candymagdotcom. Let's talk style!

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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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