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.
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
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.
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.
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