Colorful Leather Is the Trend on Everyone's Minds—7 Ways to Get in on It

Sorry to break it to you, but it's going to get a lot less sunny from here on out. Since we're inching closer and closer to the dark, dreary winter months, you might as well make up for it with your clothes. Enter colorful leather. From vibrant shades of citrusy orange to beautiful hues that resemble fresh garden greens, saturated shades of leather (real or faux) are gaining serious momentum. It's not for the faint of heart, of course, as a pair of magenta patent leather pants is sure to get people's attention. 

As expected, Scandi brands have been all over the emerging trend with labels like Rotate by Birger Christensen and Hosbjerg releasing two-piece colored sets that have swiftly taken over social media. Other pieces like Simon Miller's patent pants are also a hot commodity, with more designer names swiftly catching up with their takes on colorful leather. It's surprisingly simple to pull off once you figure out how to balance out their vibrancy, but if you're still hesitant, don't worry—I've got plenty of examples below.

Give your black leather pants a rest and embrace the vibrant side. We'll guarantee you'll receive all the compliments.

1. Strong Colorblocking



Just like how mixing neutrals never fails, neither does throwing together a palette of strong colors. The key is to keep all of your colors on the extreme side so there's a common thread. Just take this bold coordination of purple and orange. It sounds off the wall in theory yet somehow works IRL.



Red leather is already loud, so you might as well go all the way. Adding in opposing prints amps up your colored leather piece in an artistic way. Pro tip: Remember to keep the prints within the same color family.

3. Throw in a Simple Tank



If the above approaches scare you, adding in a simple white tank will never steer you wrong. It's a beloved basic for a reason, and with colorful leather pants, it makes the outfit a little more digestible for the eyes.

4. Try a Matching Set



Matching sets always have a way of capturing the hearts of the style savvy, and in this case, the colorful leather set currently reigns supreme. It's the easy antidote for not knowing what to wear for fun nights out or special occasions. The biggest plus? It looks like you put in way more effort than you did.

5. Opt for a Vibrant Blazer



For those too afraid to dive head-first into the trend, a colorful blazer is your best bet. It takes minimal brainpower to style it, and a blazer is always a winner on the topic of low cost per wear. Wear it with jeans or try it with an all-black outfit as seen here.

6. Amp It Up With Patent Leather



On the flip side, for those who like to stand out, look no further than patent leather. I have yet to try Simon Miller's famous pants, but if Instagram is any indication they're worth every penny.

In the end, if you're not a lipstick-red or neon-green type of person, a deeper color still carries a lot of impact with a little less drama. Leather always has a way of making its wearer look opulent, so you'll win either way.

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