"> clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Get Tanned All Over with Leather

New, 1 comment
Spring 2011 looks from (l-r): Derek Lam, Celine, Michael Kors. Images via <a href=""></a>.
Spring 2011 looks from (l-r): Derek Lam, Celine, Michael Kors. Images via

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Although it's not the perfect material to wear in the heat, leather has extended beyond accessories again for spring and summer 2011. Leather pants and skirts are more chic than S&M, and wearing it head-to-toe is not confined to a WeHo freakshow. It comes in tank tops, dresses or entire matching suits. And don't forget the soothing power of a soft suede. A neutral piece will carry you through many seasons, while a bold color screams RIGHT NOW. Real leather can be pricey, and though we can safely assume there will be many faux options available, don't cheap out on a fast-fashion version—pleather is not only uncomfortable, but looks like cheap trash. For those willing to splurge on the real deal, make sure to brush up on leather care and invest in a good conditioner and protector.
· All Racked trend coverage [Racked]

Michael Kors

108 N Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90048 310-385-8350 Visit Website