13 Ways to Wear Leather That Won't Make You Go Broke

Whether it's because leather is a sturdy, classic material or (more likely) because it just looks pretty badass, leather pieces have become a wardrobe staple. From style blogs to runways, outfits complete with leather touches have been everywhere. And even though leather seems to be a trend that is here to stay, prices don't appear to be dropping any time soon. Here are 13 items that will incorporate leather into your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

Winter Coat

Plaid and leather don’t seem like they would go together, but they do. Like french fries dipped in a Wendy’s frosty. But classier.

Checked Duffle Coat With Faux Leather Sleeves, $79.99, zara.com

Leather Paneled Leggings

We’ve all imagined riding a motorcycle while wearing a leather outfit at, right? No, just me? Alright. Either way, leather-paneled leggings are a cozy and classic staple piece for any outfit.

Jersey Leggings, $34.95, hm.com

Collarless Coat

Leather sleeves are super trendy, and easy way to incorporate just the right amount of leather into your look.

Only Collarless Tweed Coat With Leather Look Sleeves, $103.71, asos.com

Little Black Dress

Every girl needs a little black dress anyway, and you can’t really argue with some sassy leather trim.

India Dress, $70, bbdakota.com

Collared Tank

The perfect, breezy addition to any casual outfit, this piece says, “I’m not trying hard at all, but I am still more badass than you.”

Rag & Bone Tent Tank in Army/Green, $89, singer22.com


Because who says leather has to be black?

Leather Fold Over Clutch Bag, $76, topshop.com

Crop Top

Leather is sexy. Crop tops are sexy. So, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong combining the two.

Babette Faux Leather Crop Top, $38, nastygal.com

Casual Jacket

Dip your toe into the world of leather with this casual jacket, accented with just a hint of leather at the shoulders.

Margo Jacket, $105, bbdakota.com

Statement Bag

Oversized clutches are just like your carry-all purse, except much cooler. Add some leather and a bold pop of color, and you’re set.

Leather & Felt Clutch Bag, $58.33, asos.com

Classic Tee

Because everyone wants to be cozy, cute, and wearing leather all at the same time.

Fast Break Tee, $48, nastygal.com

Leather and Lace Dress

Leather and lace are two things that just balance each other out really well. Like the fashion version of a peanut butter and banana sandwich, you just can’t help but love it.

Mini Leather Dress With Lace Applique, $148.15, asos.com

Leather Skirt

Because who need a pair of jeans when you can pair a faux leather skirt with everything in your wardrobe?

Imitation Leather Skirt, $24.95, hm.com

Leather Panel Top

I feel like this is something Miley Cyrus would wear, which means it is both scary and exciting. Pair with some light washed jeans and a pair of Converse for a cozy, casual, and chic look.

Premium Faux Leather Panel Tee, $56, us.topshop.com