Leather always adds a bit of edge to a look. Unfortunately, most leather is pretty expensive so leather jackets are usually the only leather look that is worth the number of wears. In the past year, I’ve noticed that the quality and look of faux leather has improved significantly. Topshop in particular has a great selection of “leather look” and faux leather that can be mistaken for the real thing at a reasonable price.
I bought this faux leather dress at Topshop a few months ago while in LA (where there is a huge store at the Grove). I’ve been wearing it a lot, and I usually add feminine accessories and wear my hair curly to balance the look. It’s typically a look for a night out, but a denim jacket also helps play down the look a bit and makes it work for the day as well.
Topshop dress (sold out but a similar style here and a cheaper option here) // vintage crystal flower necklace layered over a chain necklace (love these crystal layering pieces here and here) // Carvela Kurt Geiger pumps (also love these) // Prada sunglasses // Bite Beauty Cashmere in Lip Cream Rioja // H&M denim jacket