It’s been a while since leather fashion staples were reserved for guitar-slinging rock stars. With a range of styles from leggings to wide-leg trousers, leather brings a polished edge to any look. Stars such as Bonang Matheba, Moozlie, and Chlöe are gravitating to the leather trend & nailing it in a slew of ultra-modern outfits.


Long-standing fashion rule: you can never go wrong with black leather. This is why so many celebrities choose it when they need to make a statement on red carpets, during performances, and just when they need a boost on nights out.


Previdar has compiled a gallery of celebrity-approved leather fashion staples to help you pick your faves and hop on the trend.


The Trendy Leather Trench Coat


The leather trench coat is still reigning as this winter season’s preferred choice of outerwear. With a range of different colours to choose from, fashion and style connoisseur Kefilwe Mabote opted for a classic colour – black.

A versatile fashion staple, the leather trench coat can be styled with various outfits from mini dresses and thigh-high boots, to mom jeans and sneakers.


Faux Leather Leggings


Like it or not, leggings – often deemed one of the worst trends of the 2010s are having a moment. Turns out, “Have Mercy” hit-maker, Chlöe has a clear formula to pull off this new elevated leggings look. As showcased by Chlöe, it’s not so much about making the leggings a focal point of the outfit, but rather a finishing touch that keeps the ensemble’s silhouette streamlined. The singer made the look seamless by pairing the red hot leggings with a matching corset.

If bold colours are not your vibe, black leather leggings are a great option. Since they are versatile, they can be worn with any pair of shoes, from your favourite sneakers to a strappy pair of heels, just like Chlöe.


Wide-Leg Leather Pants


Leather pants add texture and interest to any outfit. They have a unique sheen and texture that adds an element of luxury and sophistication to your look. As portrayed by DJ Zinhle, the pants of choice’s natural shine catches the light, making it stand out from other fabrics and textures.

Fortunately, leather pants are easy to style. Take your cues from the street-style set and complement classic black leather with brightly coloured knitwear, or try the double-leather look with a matching jacket just like DJ Zinhle. For an elevated casual look, pair leather pants with a tank top, bright-coloured trench coat, and sunglasses.


The Leather Bomber


The bomber jacket is another winter season favourite in street-style fashion. Unlike this year’s other trendy outerwear options like trench coats and dusters, bomber jackets don’t feature floor-sweeping hemlines, which can be a bit daunting. Being a street-style fashion enthusiast, media personality Moozlie’s jacket stimulates a baseball jacket and features textured embellishments.

Whatever your personal aesthetic might be, it’ll benefit from a bomber. This could mean adding a sporty finishing touch to a sleek leather look – just like Moozlie, or adding an athletic edge to a flirty sundress, plaid mini skirt, or flowy maxi set.


The Statement Leather Trench Coat


While black leather jackets are the most popular trend this winter, brown leather jackets are having a vogue moment of their own. With brown being a cool tone, the leather jackets are the ideal choice for a laid-back yet stylish look. Award-winning media personality Bonang Matheba adorned a statement Gucci leather ensemble comprising a turtle neck, straight-leg pants, as well as a trench coat.


The Skintight Leather Dress


Although we love stylish leather pants or street-style motorcycle jackets, one of the sexiest outfits you can wear is a skintight leather dress. Mihlali Ndamase proved that with this ravishing skintight dress from Blue Chic Premium. The media personality’s black gloves and red hairdo made the outfit all the chicer.

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