DIY (do-it-yourself) fashion never goes out of style.
Leather is a fabric that is for everyone, no matter what your style aesthetic may be. Once you master the art of manipulating it for sewing purposes, there are almost limitless ways in which you can use a little leather to go a long way. It only takes a few leather straps to turn it into a signature style piece, and here are just some of the ways that you can incorporate leather into your wardrobe and your home for the perfect accessories.
Sequin Heart Patches
One great way to upgrade an old sweater is by applying a bit of leather to make it truly stand out. A few sequined patches made of leather is just one way to give that old garment a bit more style.
Customize a tie clip using leather to make your very own that will give a business suit a touch of singularity.
Adding a hair clip here and there is a great way to use leather. There are so many hues to play around with from earth tones to neon clips, which are increasingly popular.
There are many ways to cinch a waist, so why not try it with leather? Choose between a thin, tiny strip to go around your midsection or a wide, thick piece of leather that makes for a perfect accessory piece.
A leather headband is another nice touch where you can utilize the full rainbow of colors to achieve your own personalized look. Try some snakeskin leather to create a piece that is singular and unique.
If you have any scraps of leather lying around, put them together to create a geometric necklace in whatever style and shape that you want for a distinct sartorial statement.
From triangle to circular earrings and every shape in between, leather earrings can give an understated look a definitive upgrade.
A tassel necklace looks great made from leather and here, you can infuse lots of color to create a necklace that is as long or as short as you want. Try a fringe necklace for even more depth.
A bracelet made of leather can come in an array of styles, from muted earth tones made of thin strips, or wide, chunky leather bracelets that come adorned with studs or logos. The sky is truly the limit.
Use some extra pieces of leather to make a simple pouch to store your essentials in while on the go. A leather pouch is perfect for when you don’t want to carry around a huge purse and makes for a great accessory.
Triston Brewer (@Triston212) is a performance artist, stylist, and journalist. His articles have been published in The Huffington Post and he has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, to name a few. He recently published the first book in a series about living overseas: 'Heaux Confessionals: The Sintroduction'.