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S+ T’s Winter Series… Time to chat all things LEATHER!

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
August 20th, 2014

If seasons had a sexiness category, poor old winter would come in last place. By a mile. No encouragement award, no ‘Most Improved’.

For three months we hide ourselves away indoors under blankets and doonas and when we do go out, we wrap ourselves in so many layers that we could be mistaken for the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

Underneath those layers, my winter body can best be described as some kind of terrifying Lizard meets Teen Wolf hybrid. All scaly skin covered in overgrown fuzz to provide extra warmth. H.O.T.

Sorry fellas, I’m taken.

Winter fashion tipsBefore you lose heart and go rushing off to tuck those trackies into your bed socks, I’ve got one word for you. Leather.

The hottest material of them all is everywhere right now, screaming for you to take a razor to those legs and get sexy for winter.

Wear it how you want, there’s definitely something for everyone. Go full sultry rock-chick in a leather dress or pants, timeless in a leather jacket or test the waters with leather-embellished pieces.

When wearing leather, keep it fitted (when you’re in the change rooms, remember that leather will always give a bit, so go tight) and keep it dark. If you get the fit right, styling is a breeze. Toughen up a pretty dress with a leather jacket or tone down leather pants with a white shirt. Pair with smudgy, smoky eyes. S.E.X.Y!

When at the register close your eyes and hand over your credit card. Repeat the mantra ‘investment piece, investment piece’ until the dizzy feeling stops.

If you can’t afford the real thing, go fake. No one will ever know and as an added bonus, you won’t smell like the interior of a new car.

Here are our faves. Strut, don’t walk.

Winter fashion tips.

Winter fashion tips

Leather Feature Pieces collage –

1. H+M Biker Jacket – $59.95, 2. Band of Outsiders Leather Blazer – $2072.82, 3. Target Vegan Leather Pants – $50, 4. White Suede Curved Leather Skirt – $320, 5. Witchery Leather Shirt – $299, 6. Manning Cartel Riot Girls Short $499.

Add a Dash Collage –

1. Country Road Ponte Pu Spliced Pant – $129, 2. Sass and Bide Beautiful Fool Leather and Wool Jacket – $1200, 3. Target Leather Look Front T-Shirt, $30, 4. Witchery Leather Spliced Dress, $229.95. Make sure to view Leather Stand to get the best jackets.

 What is your fave leather item?