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Dark Romance

Dress in all black and bring out your vampy side 

Wearing black is easy. It’s flattering, options are endless and it matches with everything in your closet (especially more black!). If you’re look for ways to take it up a notch, look for pieces made of lace and leather for a gothic chic vibe. With a little inspiration from some of our favorite and most stylish celebrities, bring out your dark side this season. From recent sightings of Kristen Stewart in an Rock ‘n’ Roll frock and Nicole Richie in intricate leather to actresses Felicity Jones in a romantic gown and Nina Dobrev in a vampy jumpsuit, see how they make their style dark and romantic, and shop our favorite styles below.

Red Carpet Inspiration

Nicole Richie at the 2015 Daily Front Row Fashion Awards in a black leather-bodice Alfredo Villalba dress.

Actress Nina Dobrev in Zuhair Murad at the ELLE Women in Television Awards 2015. 

Actress Kristen Stewart at the ‘Still Alice’ New York premiere wearing Roksanda.


British actress Felicity Jones at 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards in Dolce & Gabbana. 

Shop Dark & Romantic Styles

Dresses

Perforated Leather Dress

Mesh & Lace Cut-Away

Limited Edition Britt’s Holiday Dress

Motel Swing Dress With Lace Up & Flare Sleeves

Tops

Ruffle Tie Blouse

ASOS Victoriana Top

Burnout Velvet Fringe Kimono

Frenchi Lace Tie Top (Juniors)

Skirts

Crochet Mini Skirt

Black leather-look pleated midi skirt

Born to Ride Vintage Leather Skirt and Top Set

Coated Lace Pencil Skirt

Jumpsuits

Lace Bodice Harem Pant Jumpsuit

Temperley Folk Lace Jumpsuit

Long Sleeve Romper

ASOS Flare Jumpsuit With Mesh Top

Shoes

Leea ankle strap sandals

Leather High Heel Wraparound Sandals

Hippik 100 cutout leather ankle boots

Joie Shari Perforated Snake-Embossed Leather Bootie, Black

Handbags

Christian Louboutin Loubibow Satin Flap-Top Clutch Bag, Black

‘Eartha’ Vachetta Leather Satchel

Prisma Envelope Sling Bag

Avery Cross Body Bag

Back to school shopping is so difficult for girls like stores only carry the “new trends” which I’m not a part of its like can you please just have some regular cool graphic t shirts I don’t want a floral lace fringe kimono or whatever the fuck all this boho chic shit is

How to Style Leather Pants

Wearing leather leggings from day to night

Sick of your skinny jeans? Swap them for leather pants. This season, leather leggings are an essential for day-to-night dressing, giving your look a rock ‘n roll edge with minimal effort on your part. Before you give in to doubt, just hear us out. Most leather pants are actually very comfortable, stretchy and warmer than denim, which is why they make the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. Scroll down for our styling tips and to shop our favorite leather skinnies.

Balance Leather With Lace

Offset your leather biker leggings with a romantic kimono top, feminine heels and delicate jewelry, like blogger Isabella Pozzi of Style Spectra, pictured here.

Blogger Isabella of Style Spectra in Zara pants

Fringe Lace Kimono Jacket

Faux Leather Biker Trousers With Zips

Mini Shopper With Pocket

Keep Things Minimal

Kendall Jenner knows a thing or two about pared down elegance. She wore her matte leather leggings with a long black coat, black and white shoulder bag and understated ankle boots for a sophisticated look that works for day or night.

Kendall Jenner out and about in NYC

ASOS TALL Exclusive Long Slim Coat

Faux Leather Leggings

Two-Tone Mini City Bag

Go Off-Duty

Want to nail the model off-duty look for fall? Roll up your leather leggings ever so slightly and pair with low ankle boots and an oversized sweatshirt, like model Taylor Marie Hill’s graphic Acne version.

Model Taylor Marie Hill at Paris Fashion Week SS15

ACNE STUDIOS Sweatshirt

Daria Legging

Petty Boot

Add a Pop of Color

If you’re going for a more playful look, take a cue from Chloe Grace Moretz, and style your pants with a colorful, patterned top and black pumps.

Chloe Moretz at the NBA 2K15 launch

Chain-Link CDC Long-Sleeve Top

Sloan-Fit Faux-Leather Ankle Pant

GALLOP Patent Court Shoes