Tracee Dundas Fashion Editor @fashionablyyoursnola
New Orleans may be the Deep South and historically tagged as one of the hottest cities in the country, but don’t get it twisted, southern fashion aficionados have a great appreciation for leather weather. As soon as the temperature drops to 65 or below, every southern fashionista is pulling out their leather fashions. It’s that time of year when summer apparel is pushed aside and outcomes the leather goods. Afterall, leather and cold weather is a combination that goes hand in hand with the winter season. From moto jackets to jumpsuits, in faux or suede; get ready for leather outfits for both men and women with high impact. The key is to style it thoughtfully to avoid “The Matrix” effect. The secret is to break it up, include layers and a touch of drama. Mixing textures by pairing your leather piece with knit sweaters, feather touches, and sequins can elevate your style for a flawless look that will have everyone doing a double take. Accessories can also be an excellent way to add leather accents to your outfit. From above-the-knee boots to a wide leather Gucci belt or a statement handbag; beautiful, buttery leather accessories can build upon basic outfit and take it to the next level without breaking the bank. It just has to look like you did.