The Three L’s: Leopard, Lace & Leather

In fashion there are some trends which are simply fads, come and gone faster than a pair of size 6 Louboutins in a 50% off sale. The three L’s definitely do not fall into this category.

These are lasting favourites that re-occur season after season, that can be added to basics to make them something special and will be a consistent fall back and solution to the constant “I don’t know what to wear” dilemma.

Leopard print is a bold yet versatile wardrobe choice, go for a pair of wild ankle boots to jazz up that white tee and jeans combo, or if you are feeling brave go for a statement clothing piece. A high waist skirt with a funky cropped t-shirt, or a leopard tee with a pair of worn in torn jeans, your classiest pumps and a smart blazer.

Try these Rag & Bone trainers (Kent High Top Haircalf Sneakers) for a cool, tomboy take on the leopard look, perfect with slim fit jeans or even a skirt.

If you want to have a street cool look but with a super girly twist, go for this Isabel Marant leopard print chiffon skirt with a leather jacket to match.

If you want to travel in style, why don’t you wear some distressed jeans with a pair of Fall 2010 leopard gold studded boots from Christian Louboutin, if you are clever and have the patience, you can search online and you will find some stockists of this product, even though its 4 year old offering from one of our favourite show designers.

Lace is a classy style which can make even the simplest outfit look prim, proper and pulled together. Go for a long sleeved sheer black style like this top to keep the look current yet classy. Style with a high waist skirt and heels for the office, or torn up cut offs, opaques and scuffed black boots for simple street style.

This lace top by H&M will take you everywhere, pair it with a pencil skirt or slip it on with a pair of high waist cigarette leather pants and sky high heels for a night out, or with boyfriend jeans and a pair of high top sneakers for casual weekend wear. This Free People Floral Mesh Lace Dress has a bohemian feel that is ideal with high heeled ankle boots and loose wavy hair, but would also be just as gorgeous paired with a pair of strappy heels and some glitzy jewellery for evenings.

Leather always has and always will be a fashion essential. Whether you like the classic black variety, or like to play with colour, it is safe to say that a quality leather piece will always be a sound investment. This season why not invest in a ladylike leather dress or skirt to take this material out of biker jacket territory.

This River Island Nude Leather Zip Trip Mini is a welcome escape from classic black leather, it’s neutral tone means that it is easy to match and versatile whilst also being on trend. A chic take on the leather dress is this Faux Leather Dress by Zara a simple cut with a modest yet modern hemline keeps this risqué fabric demure.

So go forth and shop the three L’s and you will be thanking yourself for a long time to come!