Trend alert: How to wear leather

Ito Han jacket in Rubis’s Iro Han Leather Jacket in Rubis, $1,260.

Here are his tips: 

Choose a few good items that will last: A classic leather jacket is always a key item for fall and winter. It is easy to combine with many different items. A good leather jacket can add edge to many different outfits. You can pair it with boots, skinny jeans, or skirts, and be ready for fall. 

Do not overdo it: Too much leather can look like a Halloween. Create an outfit around one nice statement piece such a good jacket or the perfect pair of pant or skirt. Pair leather with other fabrics for a high fashion look. 

Use leather to accessorize: If you are afraid of looking like a biker chick, use leather as a statement accessory instead of an all-over look. Leather boots or gloves are great for the fall.  A leather headband or cuff can be a way to ease leather into your look for fall. 

Contrast leather with a softer fabric: To keep your look more than trend and edgy, pair leather pieces with softer fabrics such as cotton or silk. For work, wear a silk blouse and a soft blazer with leather pants or a leather skirt. You can still look trendy without breaking the dress code.