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The best way for me I’ve found to know whether a trend has translated from runway to reality is by hitting the stores every now and again for my “fashion vertification”. I’d say I got just that when I went into TopShop, H&M and Zara over the weekend where almost everything came with an accent of leather!

Leather isn’t exactly a new trend but has suddenly become one of the hottest A/W 12 trends for this fall following huge inspirations from the catwalk shows of Mulberry, Thakoon, Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam. For a fresh take on this look, I’d say adorn a one piece leather dress if you’d describe your style of dressing as daring or fierce or opt for a minimalist outfit and pair accents of leather together i.e a pair of leggings with a simple blouse.

The best way to achieve a modern yet über cool look is by mixing fabrics and leather! What do you think about this A/W 12 trend? Is it something you will try this season?

xxox The Girl in Red lipstick