As we all know, trends in the fashion world are forever changing, and although some may keep their relevance for long periods of time, or make heroic returns over the years, it is hard to say when a trend turns into an essential; such is the case for leather. Some expert fashionistas may say that jeans are the greatest fashion item ever invented, mostly because they can be used with anything and everyone loves them, and I certainly agree, but jeans have to be paired with something, and that something – for this winter and coming spring – should be leather.
With this miraculous material, all kinds of outfits and accessories can be made, from jackets to tight elvis-style pants to burlesque-inspired headbands to bags. Seeing as during this time everyone is traveling and in need of space to keep their holiday gifts, we will be focusing on handbags. Hand-picked from the best, here is a selection of leather arm candy fit for your winter and spring closet.
It may be too late to ask Santa for these haute goodies but it’s never too late to treat yourself to a hot new bag for your 2016 closet.Candamill
The dynamic and vibrant fashion label based in New York City and designed by brother and sister Cindy and Cristian Candamil, has done it again on their new Spring 2016 collection! With Italian leather and artistic shape, these ready-to-wear pastel bags are the definition of spring, yet can also bring a bright pop to your winter outfit! In the founders’ words, “Candamill’s aesthetic is ‘New Mid-Century’ with a lens that finds opulence in simplicity. ” Yes please.Bottega Veneta
This unisex black and blue bag from Bottega’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection in technical canvas and matte calf, was designed with the idea of natural surroundings. Boasting complete versatility, it can be carried as either a shopping bag or a shoulder sack, becoming smaller if needed, and with a reinforced base and strong handles that will prevent it from any harm. Making a reference to the iconic sailor bag, this beauty features hand-woven details and its roomy boxy shape makes it perfect for outdoor activities and every-day life.Cuyana
This start piece in Cuyana’s newest collection is a genuine leather “Cinch Shoulderbag” in beige. With elegant golden details, this sophisticated bag is a touch of elegance for your haute outfit. Easy to pair with any color and extremely practical for travels and the rush of daily life, this beauty is an absolute must. Salvatore Ferragamo
This “Gamma Soft Backpack” in Gancio-embossed leather is a the ideal on-the-go accessory for keeping up with your daily tasks and schedule. With resistant straps and a sleek elegant finish, you can carry this chic Ferragamo anywhere from street to office, always looking stylish and put-together. Shop at Zappos Couture!Altuzarra
The ultra hip “Ghianda” crossbody bag in black python is a must for your late-night party outfit. In a trendy leather design and golden accents, this bag is essential for your street-style look, as well as for your elegant holiday outfit. You now you want it, so shop Altuzarra’s Pre Spring 2016 collection!Dolce & Gabbana
This cream leather bag by D&G is seemingly simple yet luxuriously stylish and a classic in any elegant fashionista’s accessory closet. Shop for this beauty at Zappos Couture.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
In true Marc fashion, this embossy “Johnny” crossbody in deep olive goes perfectly with the hues of the season. With functional and stylish golden zippers, this cow-leather bag will quickly become your go-to for travelling as well as for the office. Shop Zappos Couture.Vince
A trendy statement bag in the color of the season, this whiskey-colored shoulder-to-crossbody in smooth leather is a modern version of the fringe trend. With mixed smooth and brushed suede textures and geometric fringe cuts which dance as you catwalk down the sidewalk of the city, this versatile bag is the sophisticated accessory your winter/spring closet needs.Kenzo
This Christmas Mini Kalifornia bag in 100% calf skin designed in cracked metallic Italian leather, is the ultimate holiday accessory as well as the flashy pop to your spring closet. Nothing says “happy new year, I’m fabulous” like this gem.