I Want to Cover Myself in Leather This Fall—7 Outfits That'll Convince You, Too

I’ve always loved the look of polished leather pieces and still remember saving up to buy my first leather jacket in high school. While that was the only way I was wearing leather back then, leather pieces have now become a mainstay in my wardrobe. Yep, my closet includes everything from blazers to trench coats to bustier tops in leather and vegan leather versions. It seems that fashion insiders also share my affinity for the sleek items and are wearing them in an array of styles.

Looking to the fashion set, we’re seeing them covering themselves in leather in a wide range of ways this fall. I’m particularly drawn to matching sets with coordinating strapless tops and trousers, as well as the oversize proportions that feel fresh this season. If you’re looking for inspiration for how to wear fall leather outfits, scroll ahead. Oh, and there’s plenty of shopping finds for you to add to your cart.

The Leather Trousers


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Leather pants have always been a fashion insider staple. In years past, though, tight styles were most popular but now looser, trouser-like versions are winning out.

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The Leather Blazer


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Throw it back to the '90s with a leather blazer. A piece I simply can't live without, this is something you should definitely add to your cart if you don't own one already.

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The Matching Leather Set


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I think about this Kendall Jenner look a lot and it's convinced me to add a matching leather set to my wardrobe.

On Kendall Jenner: CultNaked Choco Bandaeu ($140) + Choco Trousers ($235)

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The Leather Skirt


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A sleek pencil skirt instantly gets a dose of cool when it's finished in vegan leather. Style yours with a crop top or leather blazer.

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The Leather Bomber Jacket


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Bomber jackets are making a comeback. This time around, though, look for looser proportions.

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The Leather Dress


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In my book, nothing feels cooler than a sleek leather dress. Styled with pointed heels, it's the ultimate date night look.

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The Upsized Leather Jacket


More proof that leather jackets are getting more relaxed. Swap one of your form-fitting styles for upsized proportions.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.