Every season comes with a pattern: there’s been the dot trend, the flowers trend, the check pattern trend, etc. This year, for spring, we love the quilted effect. Whether you wear it at day or at night, with a casual or an evening outfit, it is trendy and elegant. So what should you wear it with? What are our favorite quilted leather pieces?
There is one rule when wearing quilted leather: wear only one piece in this material if you don’t want to look like Michelin Man. We love dresses with quilted leather details like the silk and quilted leather dress by Dentelle & Macarons or the crepe and leather short dress by Milkaya Laijah, both perfect for a lunch with friends for example. Original, they should to be worn with neutral pieces: a plain jacket like the tailored short jacket by Elodie Oberlé and a cuff bracelet like the golden Colette cuff by Isabelle Michel. We also fall for the quilted leather short skirt by Bibana Paris perfect for a party outfit as much as a work outfit. We wear it with a designer shirt like the silk jabot flounced shirt by Karine Amzallag and a designer trench like the cotton and leather trench by Olivier Battino.
For those who don’t know how to wear quilted leather clothes, the perfect alternative is the quilted leather bag: it goes with absolutely everything! For a professional meeting, we love the Romeo quilted leather bucket bag by Catherine Gaillard, to wear with a little black dress like the Lylee Blu short skater dress. For a walking day trip, we prefer the Leon quilted leather shoulder bag by Catherine Gaillard, to wear with large pants like the wool trousers by Tot, and a designer sweatshirt like the short top with transparent back by Eon. For a shopping day, we love a large bag like the quilted leather tote bag by Bleecker Blues. It smells like summer, and we love wearing it with a designer jumpsuit like the Meryl Suissa crepe jumpsuit or the Elodie Oberlé crepe jumpsuit.
The quilted leather jacket is even more a must-have than the regular leather jacket! Chic and original, it gives cachet to any outfit, whether it is an evening outfit, a work outfit, a casual outfit, a Sunday outfit, etc. Every woman needs to have a quilted leather jacket in her wardrobe. We have a huge crush on the quilted leather perfecto by Bibana Paris, to wear with a colourful designer dress like the sleeveless asymmetric dress by Eon. We also love the perfecto in coated cotton and leather by Emy Rigeot perfect for a casual outfit, with a printed tee-shirt and high-waisted shorts like the high waisted shorts by Studio Baqué Molinié. For the sunny coat-less days, we keep in a corner of our closet a simple sweat with quilted leather details, like the fleece and leather sweatshirt by the blogger Adenorah, that can be worn with a designer skirt or designer pants.
The height of chic is to associate the elegance of quilted leather to the femininity of a clutch. This is why we can’t get enough of our quilted leather clutches. We love the quilted leather clutch with chain by Bleecker Blues, that looks very good with a total black look like the knee-length leather pencil skirt by Angéline Dangelser and the Pierre Henry Bor cropped top. As we love colourful touches on a total black look, we totally fall for the Catherine Gaillard clutches, and particularly the Firmin quilted leather clutch in blue and the Firmin quilted leather clutch in orange. To go with a colourful evening outfit, we go for a black quilted leather clutch like the quilted leather bag by Bleecker Blues. It perfectly goes with a wedding guest outfit, like the crepe draped short dress by Olivier Battino, to wear with a headband like the pearls headband velvet ribbon by Cécile Boccara.