After a month of holding onto those purse strings and (sigh) window shopping, January is finally over. And our minds are on one thing: what to wear on our next night out. Take your cue from Kate Bosworth and Leighton Meester: never far from sartorial grace, both have upped their fashion games in recent weeks with sleek leather looks.
No longer reserved for the depths of winter, leather looks set to become flora and fauna’s slightly more rebellious sibling this spring. Buy into the mini-trend now, while belying the cold snap, with this leather panel top from ELLE favourite The Kooples. Keep the silhouette simple with a fluid mid-length skirt from Topshop a la Kate, and a classic sandal from Jimmy Choo in the same hue.
To inject the new season into the look, join spring’s tangerine team with an orange DVF clutch and add soft layers with a sleeveless tailored jacket. Don’t overdue the accessories with this hard-wearing material - a delicate skull bracelet from Daisy Knights will suffice.