A friend recently asked me if the leather sleeves trend is still in style. My instinct was "yes" but to reassure myself I turned to the street style of spring 2013's fashion week. What I discovered came as no surprise to me, leather sleeves are in fact still very popular and stylish. This trend is often referred to as "mixed media" as well because of the combination of different materials, fabrics, and textures.

  • My favorite adaptation of this trend also happens to be a permanent fixture on my ever growing "wish list":

The Burberry Leather Sleeve Trench Coat, $1,795

I'm still coping with the fact that I just might never actually own one of these... but we can wish!

  • A more affordable take on the trend is a surplus jacket with leather sleeves from Urban Outfitters:

Ecote via Urban Outfitters, $90

  • A casual more every day wear option is a t-shirt with leather sleeves. Pair with dark skinny jeans, pumps, an oversized necklace, messy top knot, and a bold lip for the perfect going out look:

Forever 21, $13.80

  • Of course I had to include a blazer in the mix of leather sleeved goodies, I like this one:

Rag & Bone via Nordstrom, $695

 

Whether faux leather or real leather, this "mixed media" leather sleeve trend is as stylish and on trend as ever and it's a surefire way to give any outfit an edgier look. 

Would you wear the leather sleeve trend? Leave a comment below and be sure to follow me on twitter (@PoodleShoeGirl) to keep up with the latest trends and where to find them at the Burlington Mall.