The London Fashion Crowd Loves Leather—5 Bold Outfits I Want to Try in 2023


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If there's anything Londoners know well, it's bold, grungy style. With the genesis of the punk fashion subculture based in London, leather is a mainstay in the British fashion scene. But these days, it doesn't always have to be hard-core to be bold. Some of my choice London fashion people are opting for double-leather outfits, modern silhouettes, and dichotomous styling for statement leather looks. 

Whether or not you're a daring dresser, I'm convinced leather has a place in every wardrobe. A classic pair of leather boots, an easy leather jacket, or an everyday leather bag are simple ways to integrate leather into your closet. If you're a little more experimental, longline leather shorts, a leather blazer, and patent pieces are polished yet adventurous ways to add in this bold material.

I've turned to some of the chicest Londoners for inspiration on how to leather up this winter. Plus, I added in some can't-miss shopping below for upping your leather wardrobe.

Leather Jacket + Miniskirt + Leather Bag


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This look is the perfect balance of hard and soft. The leather elements add a grunginess, while the pretty pink skirt and clear heels feel princess-like. 

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Leather Shorts + Blazer + Leather Boots


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A pair of long leather shorts are as polished as they are cool. I love the dichotomous styling of a polished brown blazer contrasted with bold over-the-knee boots.

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Leather Pants + Leather Boots


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You'll never regret a good pair of leather pants, and this Abercrombie vegan-leather pair is rumored to be a current favorite among editors. Wear it with a cardigan and boots for a classic ensemble. 

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Leather Skirt + Patent-Leather Boots


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A leather midi skirt is one of my current favorite statement pieces. Match it with a pair of patent-leather boots and go soft on top with a silk blouse. 

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Leather Blazer + Tights + Boots


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Pants-less dressing is nothing if not bold, and 2023 is shaping up to be the year of tights (no pants). A vintage-style leather blazer, tights, and boots are a surefire way to liven up your leather looks.

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Next: And Now, the Cool-Girl Way to Wear Leather Jackets

Freelance Fashion and Accessories Editor

Copelyn is a freelance fashion and accessory editor. She formerly worked for Who What Wear as an associate shopping editor and is based in New York City. She writes about fashion and accessory trends in addition to creating original content. Before her time at Who What Wear, Copelyn was at Bustle Digital Group, working on the accessory market for cover shoots and fashion features across Nylon, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Romper, and Elite Daily. Copelyn also previously worked at InStyle and Cosmopolitan in the fashion and accessory departments on shopping and fashion market. Copelyn has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Copelyn freelances in graphic and web design in the fashion-and-lifestyle space. She also loves to upcycle clothing and home décor as well as collect an embarrassing number of colorful sneakers and experiment with her hair color.