Trend Spotting: Leather Accents
dress: H&M; shoes:
Frugal Franny win! $29.99.
The leather pockets in turn got me thinking about leather sleeves. I’ve invested in several knits, jackets and tees clad in leather sleeve. They’re fairly stiff and uncomfortable but on the reverse, they’re utterly cool, instantly add one more fabric to the equation that is your outfit, and evidently are quite the man repeller.
Real life anecdote: “you would fuck up tight black leather pants with that weird shirt from outer-space.” I for one, did not realize leather sleeves equal alien, but I’m glad they do. This obviously adds an exciting facet to their credibility.
Get on the leather train, fellow Repellows, with my three favorite variations pictured below.
This is the actual outer-space shirt. I didn’t wear it with Taylor Momsen eye makeup, panties and one thigh high, though. I might try it.
A chunky knit with leather buttons and sleeves. Extra repeller points with what fervent fashion freaks call the maxi skirt, but former Jewish school girls will always know as the yeshiva skirt. I’m excited about the notion of taking sartorial cues from Crown Heights.
…For the rockstar slash military fiend who enjoys a little stiff arm every now and then, (cue myself:)
This is also a shameless plug to remind you to read my Harper’s Bazaar article.
Do note that the above jackets and knits make for great holiday gifts. Give your lady friends what they really want. Mint green pashminas, fruit bowls, and irrelevant DVDs suck. #improjecting