Featured SCOUT Bag: Miss Manors Blackout SCOUT
1. H&M Biker Jacket 2. Zara Biker Jacket 3. Givenchy Felted-Wool 4. H&M Biker Coat 5. M Missoni Zipped Jacket 6. H&M Cotton-blend Biker Jacket 7. Acne Studios Biker Jacket 8. Iro ‘Tara’ Jacket Biker Coat 9. Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Ankle Boot 10. Burberry Brit Belted-buckle Leather and Suede Boot 11. Zara Quilted Leather Low Biker Boot 12. Madewell Leather Tour Vest
Leather might not be your first thought for warm weather, but in these softer hues, it’s a huge trend for summer. A moto jacket is the perfect accessory to a sundress. Feeling bold? Try leather shorts or a full leather dress!
1. The Row Jellerton Leggings 2. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Colorblock Hidden-Wedge Ankle Boots 3. Chloe Lightweight Lambskin Leather Jacket & Diamond-Lace Dress 4. Balenciaga Lambskin Moto Jacket 5. Ralph Lauren Black Label Leather-Fringe Knit Dress 6. Isabel Marant Leather Cut-Out Cuff 7. Valentino Leather-Top Lace-Skirt Dress 8. Alexander McQueen Embossed Leather Dress
1. Topshop Patent Leather Flippy Skirt by Boutique 2. Forever 21 Faux Leather Skater Skirt 3. Topshop Leather Look Vest 4. Topshop Green Suede Circle Bracelet 5. Forever 21 Futuristic Moto Jacket 6. Topshop Premium Leather Cut-away Shift Dress 7. Topshop Faux Leather Lazer Cut Shorts 8. Forever 21 Iconic Faux Leather Mini Skirt
1. Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket 2. Victoria Beckham Denim Zip-Trim Felt Biker Jacket 3. Belstaff Sidney Leather Moto Jacket 4. Burberry Patent Detail Stretch Leather Dress 5. Missoni Short Biker Boot 6. McQ by Alexander McQueen Leather Skirt 7. Versus Safety Pin Leather Dress
Leather is a critical component of head to toe dressing for fall. Beginning with pockets, epaulets, hems, collars, and cuffs, on sweaters, dresses, and jackets, to morphing into exotic snake and patchwork effects for bags and other accessories. There is a bohemian influence from the seventies that is impacting color-blocked and mélange looks, often mixing hair-suede with python or matte with shine leathers. Important details to watch in the bag market include vertical silhouettes, “cuff” effects, beading and appliqué, fringe, bisected bags by color and material, tromp l’oeil looks, and flap-patch pockets.
LEADING WITH LEATHER: