9/10/2012

I Have a Confession: {Leather Love}

When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Not because I was good at science (I wasn't), but because I loved animals. In fact, I loved them so much, when I was thirteen, I made a grand declaration that I would no longer be eating meat. And I didn't for ten years.

But then I graduated from college and my love of fashion truly emerged. And at some point during this time, I realized the hypocrisy in refusing to eat meat but having no problem wearing it.

(This is the point in the story where most animal loving vegetarians vow never to wear leather or fur again- that, however, is not my story).

I decided, instead of giving up leather, I'd give up vegetarianism.

As it turns out, my love of ridiculously luxurious clothes and the perfect pair of boots outweighed my love of animals.

Shameful, I know.

But it looks like I'm not alone. Leather is not only a major trend this fall, but has been huge on the runways of New York Fashion Week. Check out my top 10 favorite leather looks from the shows so far:

10 Crobsy Derek Lam does casual leather

Cutouts and leather from Alexander Wang

DKNY mixes materials

Marissa Webb toughens up a sweet dress with a leather vest

Monique Lhuillier does leather in the newest color trend - oxblood
Erin Fetherston makes leather look sweet

Leather shorts by Katie Gallagher

Leather and Prints by Nicole Miller

Metallic leather by Rachel Comey

Leather peplum by Tibi


All images via Style.com