If we said the words ‘leather trousers’ to you in previous years, you’d probably have one single mental image: Ross from Friends covered in sweat and talcum powder, desperately trying to figure out how to explain the fact that he can no longer fit his pair over his legs to his unsuspecting date.
But cast that image aside, because leather is back, and this time around, it’s no joke. The Duchess of Sussex wore a red leather Hugo Boss skirt on a recent royal engagement, and everyone from Kate Garraway to Holly Willloughby has added leather to their on-screen wardrobes.
The fashion forecasters at LIKEtoKnow.it say they’ve seen an 800 (yes, that’s 8-0-0) per cent increase in searches for leather shirts in recent weeks, which is unsurprising, as Instagram is also awash with leather right now.
Prefer to go faux? The high street has also upped its game when it comes to leather alternatives that still channel the same chic style – and generally, they’re a more affordable option as well. In fact, act quickly and you might even get a Black Friday deal or two.
So, ready to take on the trend?
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