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A Shy Girl’s Ultimate Guide to Wearing Leather

Because you seriously need a little leather in your closet for super chic looks.
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The common misconception for most girls when it comes to personal style is that florals are for girly-girls and leather is only for the rebel or edgy chick. But whether you're a classic gal or a boho queen, we'll show you how you can easily rock leather to show off an edgier version of you.

 1  It doesn't have to be black.

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If you think that black and leather are too bold for your personality, opt for leather pieces in bright hues like blues and pinks, warm camel colors, or go for richer tones like burgundy and forest green for a bold, but still fun look.

 2  Mix and match denim and leather.

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Lace and leather may be the most popular combination, but we highly suggest you switch things up by pairing sporty black leather shorts with a rugged chambray top for an effortless, casual getup.

 3  Pair a relaxed tee with classic leather trousers.

Downplay the fact that you're wearing one of the edgiest trends in town by pairing it with a simple oversized tee for an easy take on the model off-duty look. 

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 4  Accessorize with leather.

If you're still iffy about wearing leather, then accessorize with it instead! Carry a bright-hued leather bag to give your look that extra oomph it needs.

 5  Focus on the details.

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You can still look super edgy without rocking a full leather piece! Look for pieces that have cool leather details like a trendy bomber jacket with chic leather sleeves instead.

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 6  Just skirt the issue.

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Whoever said that leather can't be feminine never rocked a chic leather skirt. Choose a high-waist leather skirt in a fresh white color for a refined look or go for a black leather pencil skirt for a statement outfit.

 7  Pull off leather-on-leather.

Yes, you can sporty leather on leather without looking like you came straight out of Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video. Play with textures and choose a lightweight leather top to match a leather mini skirt to avoid looking stuffy.

 8  Off-Shoulder Top + Overalls. 

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Pull an Olivia Palermo and put together two of the hottest trends–an off-shoulder top and a pair of leather overalls for a chic take to an otherwise simple outfit.

 9  Sport your leather jacket.

A leather biker jacket is the ultimate badass babe's piece, but know that leather jackets don't always have to be tough and masculine. Opt for a sleek and lightweight leather jacket and wear it over a cute crop top paired with a full skirt.

 10  Balance is the key.

Dressing up is all about balancing key pieces with staple pieces. Pair your slouchy leather trousers with crisp and tailored pieces to strike the perfect balance between edgy and preppy and you'll end up creating a sleek look with very minimal effort.

Are you now willing to wear leather now? Just tweet us @candymagdotcom or leave a comment below! Let's talk fashion.

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Janelle Yau
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The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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