While the global pandemic has inspired cozy trends such as tie-dye sweats and other forms of loungewear, reports show consumers are looking to switch things up for Fall—and according to global fashion search platform Lyst, it’s all about leather.
The classic autumnal material is coming back even stronger after dominating last year’s Fall/Winter 19-20 runway shows. Lyst reported that searches for leather apparel are up 31 percent since the start of August. And with comfort a top priority for consumers, looser styles such as wide-leg trousers and Bermuda shorts are especially popular.
Rivet rounded up some of the top leather trends for fall. Here’s how to stay on-trend this coming season.
Schott Leather Fringe Moto Jacket
Fringe adds an instant cool factor, and this especially applies to leather jackets. According to Lyst, consumers are eagerly searching for the perfect fringed leather coat. Loaded with silver hardware and a belt, this style from Schott is bound to make a statement when you venture outside.
Vero Moda Pants
Trade in your sweats for a pair of faux leather wide-leg trousers, which reports show will be a fall staple. With page views for wide-leg leather trousers up 19 percent week-on-week, this style by Vero Moda is a necessity for your closet.
Desa 1972 High-Rise Leather Culottes
Opt for loose-fitting leather pieces this season to stay comfortable without sacrificing style. For a fashion-forward look, pair these brown leather culottes with a lingerie-inspired top and oversized jean jacket.
Cos Leather Shorts
Lyst identified Bermuda shorts as the most-wanted leather item, with searches spiking 50 percent month-on-month. Look for a classic, clean style in black, like this one by Cos, for endless pairings.
Blank NYC King Cobra Jacket
Nontraditional leather colors are growing in popularity, with an 18 percent increase in searches since July. Stand out with a slick, leather-looking coat in a bright hue, or a printed one like this red snakeskin-inspired trench by denim brand Blank NYC.
AllSaints Kelsie NYA Jacket
Depending on the style, leather jackets can serve a variety of looks. This one from AllSaints incorporates streetwear influences and features a high-shine, faux leather fabric with a hood and an oversized fit.
Ganni Color-Block Leather Mini Dress
Recently, leather mini dresses have been worn by the Kardashians, Hadids and the fashion elite. Opt for a looser style that can be worn with tights or leggings, like this patchwork leather piece from Ganni.
Free People Check Lace-Up Boots
Chunky leather boots tap into the utilitarian theme and pair with virtually any outfit, from denim shorts to silk dresses. This pair of combat boots from Free People checks all the boxes at a steal.
Paige Mayslie Jogger
Paige elevates its form-flattering joggers with coated black denim for a style that’s both comfortable and polished. Pair with a cami to keep your look weekend-ready.
Frye Sacha Fringe Small Leather Hobo Bag
Complete any look with a fringed leather bag. Western influences and functional elements—like an adjustable shoulder strap and a magnetic snap closure—make this style by Frye perfect for everyday use.