The Leather Harness Is The One Statement Accessory You Need This Spring
First, it was the bold necklace, then, it was the luxurious bag. But now, the new statement piece is the leather harness that instantly turns any outfit to the next level of sexy. Don't get me wrong — I'm still all for statement necklaces, chokers, and gorgeous bags, but give the leather harness a try this spring. I promise, you won't look back.
Leather accessories have often been associated with BDSM, but they're actually infiltrating mainstream fashion and culture at a lightning-fast rate. We can thank Rihanna's songs and music videos, Fifty Shades Of Grey, and designers like Alexander McQueen, Balmain, and Comme des Garçons for adding hints of bondage to their collections, whether they send actual whips down the runway, or add strappy corset tops and crazy cutouts to their collections.
Hints of bondage have even found their way to bathing suits, to pieces of lingerie, even to outerwear. It's the ultimate good girl gone bad look — And we all have hints of that in us. But perhaps the reason I gravitate towards the leather harness is because they force simplicity. Because they are such a strong statement, the rest of your look has to be pretty low key. And I love nothing more than throwing together only two or three pieces of clothing.
Celebs like Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and Tallulah Willis have all been sporting this badass trend, and for good reason. Let's join them, shall we?
1. Criss Cross
Black & Brown Leather Body Harness With Cross Front And Triple Belt, $120, us.asos.com
This look is Coachella-approved.
2. The High Neck
BCBGMAXAZRIA Halter-Neck Multi-Strap Harness Belt, $118, bcbg.com
Hello, need this for every turtleneck I own.
Zana Bayne XO Leather Harness, $285, net-a-porter.com
Less straps, more hardware.
4. The Braid
Forever21 Braided Faux Leather Harness, $10.90, forever21.com
This one's a little more subtle, if you're not ready for full-force quite yet.
5. White Out
Free People Leather Harness Vest, $29.95, freepeople.com
Perfect for winter whites.
JAKIMAC Hold Tight Leather Suspenders, $98, nastygal.com
7. Brown Beauty
Hips & Curves Leather Harness, $69.95, hipsandcurves.com
For when black or white doesn't suit you.
8. Chained Up
Free People Crossover Harness Belt, $49, freepeople.com
Who says you can't have jewels and leather together?
9. The Choker
Club Exx Below The Belt Harness, $58, dollskill.com
Love how this is styled with a simple white playsuit.
The best thing about the leather harness is that it's minimal, while still adding an edge. For a lazy girl like me, this is the ultimate accessory that basically speaks for itself. You want to turn heads? This is the way to go.