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Hello Trendy Tuesday readers!

I haven’t written a post inspired by my favourite K-Pop fashionistas lately so I thought that I’d give it a go! Although leather has been around for forever, I’ve been noting that there are new ways of wearing the trend that are fresh, edgy, and exciting. Usually worn in the form of a jacket, leather has become a staple amongst the fashion-savvy as investment-worthy pieces that can really add that extra wow factor to your outfits. For instance, one can wear leather in accessory items, bags, shoes, and vests. Currently, I myself am craving a pair of leather (or pleather) shorts, pants, or a leather skirt because I can envision how much cool glamour that such items would immediately bring to any outfit.

In the images above, it becomes apparent that the members of BIGBANG and 2NE1 aren’t afraid of rocking leather on every inch of their bodies. While G-Dragon, Seungri, and Taeyang are sporting the usual leather jackets, the four members of 2Ne1 are wearing leather pants, jackets, T-shirts, and fingerless gloves. Are you game to try some leather yourself?

Ladies

For you girly-girls out there, don’t be afraid that wearing a little bit of leather will have you being mistaken for a biker chick. If you’re apprehensive that wearing this particular trend will take away from your femininity, dip your toes into the water by trying out pieces that incorporate only a little bit of leather material, such as the jacket in the collage below. Also, you’ll find that you can’t go wrong wearing a leather skirt, pair of shorts, or pants with a loose-fitting graphic tee and a well-chosen blazer. And save that leather dress for an extra hot date night. ;)

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Faux-Leather Sleeved Jacket (H&M)

Leather Shorts (Topshop)

Embellished Leather Pants (Valentino)

Leather Skirt (Armani Exchange)

Leather-Look Dress (Topshop)

Guys

Guys, there are so many ways to wear leather that most of you have not even dared to dream of. Leather vests and pants probably require a bit more confidence to wear but there are still other ways to wear the material without feeling ridiculously overdone. Try the usual leather jacket but be careful to acquire the style and fit that best suits you. Leather bracelets are wonderful ways for guys to accessorize with an aura of rock-star glamour. The perfect messenger bag can bring to your closet a sense of stylish professionalism, so be sure to choose one of high quality! Lastly, a great pair of leather shoes can bring your wardrobe to the next level- the best first impressions can be made while wearing some tastefully awesome footwear. 
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 Leather Moto Jacket (John Varvatos)

Leather Bracelet (David Yurman)

Leather Messenger Bag (John Varvatos)

Leather Loafers (Cesare Paciotti via Browns Shoes)

I sincerely hope that you all enjoyed reading this post and have a wonderful week (that will hopefully see some sunshine!).