Lighten up leather with delicate details

Oct 24, 2013

Fall is the perfect season to don a hot leather jacket in black, tan or even gray. A stylish and versatile wardrobe staple, leather lends class to a casual outfit as easily as it gives an edgy appeal when paired with skirts or dresses. If you feel like leather is too heavy for your look, think again. By pairing your jacket with lighter jewelry or delicate accents, you can adapt the piece to almost any outfit.

Play with light and shade
Depending on the style and color of your leather jacket, you may want to opt for accessories in different metals, colors and shapes. For black or gray jackets, look for accents that will lighten up the heavier material with a little illumination. Diamond or zirconia jewelry provide a classic and clean complement to the darker hues, and a little sparkle will contrast the leather's matte texture. The Indian Head Penny Pendant With Real Turquoise Beads, allows you room to improvise and flexibility to change up your look by simply altering the charm. Experiment with color as well, looking for gemstones in a fun autumn shade. Turquoise, green and various red tones, particularly deeper burgundies and scarlets, look stunning when paired with both lighter and darker hues of browns.

Balance the weight
Leather is a heavier material, so efforts to lighten your look may benefit from jewelry that is more delicate in structure. Instead of choosing chunky pieces or statement necklaces, look for thinner chains on necklaces and bracelets, or create a delicately layered look by combining the two. The same goes for rings - try a slim band with a metal design or gemstone accents like the