Leather, Latex and Leggings

Claire | October 19th, 2009

Shiny leggings in silver, black, and gold... the trend that will not die

Shiny leggings in silver, black, and gold... the trend that will not die

With the onslaught of icy temperatures, layering is the only way to look good and survive. Leg warmers have made a comeback for a third year in a row–only now they are being uber layered; worn in double layers over tights with graduated levels of color and texture.

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For those in search of something a little less fuzzy, chic leather ankle covers are the look of the season. They can go both ways: dressed up over high heels or dressed down for those Indian summer nights when it’s oh-so-tempting to give those favorite summer roman sandals one last wear before winter

Speaking of leather, gloves are one of fall’s hottest accessories. Long leather gloves go equally well under a short-sleeved coat or a sleeveless sheath dress

Long leather gloves: the perfect solution for the fall fashionista

Long leather gloves: the perfect solution for the fall fashionista

And then there are leggings, the trend that will not die. For fall 2009 they have gone shiny and are running rampant in silver, gold, and shiny black. The comfort and ease associated in pairing a shiny pair of lycra-spandex pants with a jumper, swanky tank, or cardigan cannot be denied, but neither can the apparently-not-so-obvious realization: Leggings and pants are not equal.

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