Street Style: Tougher than Leather

What to do when fashion gets hit with fickle temperatures? Pull out your leather goods! Motorcycle jackets, tops and pleated skirts—there's no better time than now!

Celia L. Smith Oct, 02, 2013

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Danielle Presscot from New York City takes her leather top to new lengths in a cropped style.

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Nigella Miller from Brooklyn serving city sleek.

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Gia Love from Brooklyn in a boho mix.

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Ashanti Swan from Brooklyn is so downtown cool.

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Alanna Gourdin from Brooklyn in leather leggings with a sporty-chic twist.

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Genel Ambrose from Brooklyn keeps it casual cool in a flared leather skirt and Converse sneakers.

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Nneya Richards from New York City plays up her camel pencil skirt with a bold bag.

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Megan Gram from New York City is effortless in a cool pair of cuffed leather shorts and a sweatshirt.

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Nnenna Odeluga from New York City toughens up her girly look with a leather moto jacket.

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Elaine Welteroth from California keeps it conservative-chic in leather shorts topped with a blazer.

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Rajni Jacobs from New York City gives us severe boot envy in these sexy thigh-highs!

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Eniola Ogunnaike from London keeps it sweet in a pretty pleated leather skirt.

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Beagy Zielinski from New York City adds just the right dose of edge to her street style with this biker jacket.

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Lisa Williams from Queens pairs the perfect pleated skirt with lovely leather thigh-grazing boots.

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Kenya Hunt from New York City plays with proportions.

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Kat Graham from New York City goes to the edge in a leather shift dress.

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Rhianna Jones from New York City sports a winter white leather moto jacket with a colorblocked Celine bag and wedge sandals.

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ESSENCE Editor Reneise Francis from New York City livens up her leather skirt with bright neon touches.

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Alexandra Douby from New York City rocks a slick pair of leather leggings.

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Sara Johnson from New York City keeps it short and sweet.

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Melonie from New York City bares all in an oxblood hued leather mini.

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Elisia Johnson from New York City in a high fashion-meets-street mix.

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Rebecca Moore from London serves street style in this metallic pleated school girl style skirt.

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Bria Scott from Queens plays with bold hued leather.

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Angel Lenise from New York City tops off her look with a leather baseball cap and jacket.