LEATHER ESSENTIALS: the top & the dress

Hello, hello my sweet readers! I’m back again with the last of my “Leather Essentials” posts. This time is all about the top and the dress, two items that are very in trend right now and that you can find in almost every shop. Leather is a powerful fabric and like all things powerful, it has to be used right or you can risk of ruining the whole ensemble. So here for you today, two more looks for you to try out!


Sleeveless, long or short-sleeved and even strapless, it doesn’t matter as long as it looks good and it fits right! For this occasion I chose a black short-sleeved top from Pied a Terre. I tucked it in some maroon tailored shorts from TOPSHOP. I love the color and the print is absolutely adorable (they come with a braided belt, but since the coat we used already has one, you might as well keep it inside your drawer this time). For your body coverage, I threw on this lovely skirted-belted coat form TOPSHOP. As you probably have already seen, burgundy is one of the top color choices for the season. For this chilly days, your legs are gonna need some warm aid, that’s why this knitted tights from TOPSHOP in cream are the perfect choice. For your feet, Topshop’s oxford booties, beautiful and affordable!

For the bag, they are so good I always go back. This fabulous Mulberry Bayswater Heritage satchel in pheasant green is absolutely amazing. For the accessories part, an all-time favorite of mine, fingerless gloves in tan! They are perfect for the outfit and they are simply fabulous! For the last rays of sun, Oliver Peoples Emelita square sunnies. For the final touch a couple of studs from Marc Jacobs and always a classic for your nails, Chanel’s Black Satin.

Want the details on this look? CLICK HERE!


Leather dresses can be tricky but they can also be very fun to style. For this look I wanted to play down the garment. I didn’t want a dressy, dressy result, I wanted a more laid-back one. This flirty mini dress is from Zara, I don’t think it’s available for purchase anymore but you can find similar ones at H&M and Forever 21. To tone it down a bit, this ASOS oversized cardigan is fabulous. I have a crush with cable knit so when I saw it, it was love at first sight. Since it was a bit sunny today, half bare legs with some socks seemed like a good idea, this ones are from ASOS. For the shoes, it is always important that the style goes well with the whole sock thing. I chose this Steve Madden Leopard ones, they are like a mary-jane/peep toe/wedge hybrid. I love them!

For accessories, the always dreamy Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium bag, a ring trio: from ASOS, the ball & claw, the eagle head and the arrow stacked ones from TOPSHOP. For your nails, Deborah Lippmann’s Bitches Brew.

For all the details on this ensemble, CLICK HERE

That’s it, now you know all the leather you need to have in your closet to go through this season looking absolutely fab! Have a gorgeous weekend!

Sweet kisses…

PS: Wanna know more about moi? Check back tomorrow for the first of a series of fun posts about Sweet’n’Raw’s “lovely” author!

All illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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