Leather trousers have long lost their once slightly dubious style connotations, and are now a firm fashion favourite. But there is more to this new wardrobe staple than the ubiquitous skinny...
In matchesfashion.com's Style Report, Laura Hubbert guides us through leather's new generation, and here are her top 'how to wear' tips...
Luxe & Louche
For a modern, easy-to-wear take on leather trousers, look for a loose, low-slung tailored pair. Wear with a simple silk tee and pumps for a chic workwear look that will translate seamlessly to evening.
Pop Your Colour
A pair of colourful leather leggings in electric blue or primary red is just the lift your winter wardrobe is looking for. Balance the brightness with a sporty grey-marl sweatshirt or don’t be afraid to go head-to-toe.
Skinny-fit leathers in classic black are as versatile as they are stylish. By day, low-heeled ankle boots and a graphic knit will complete an effortless off-duty outfit; after dark a printed blouse and killer heels are all you need to up the ante.
Burgundy is AW13's new neutral, and a pair of leather leggings in this rich shade provides a perfect foundation to any autumnal look – just add a chunky knit and flat lace-ups.
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