Leather — it's an american classic. Whether it's Marlon Brando in The Wild One, rockstars in leather pants, or simply leather belts, we just can't get enough of leather fashion.
But what about a leather tote bag?
In the 21st century, you don't need to limit leather fashion to just the clothes you wear on your body. You might have bought yourself a beautiful leather tote, but if you don't have a matching outfit to go with your new bag, the look just won't work.
This article will walk you through all you need to know to develop your leather-bag fashion style.
There's no denying it, a leather tote bag can be a sleek, urban, modernist look. If the tote you bought is black, like our pebble black Winfry Tote Bag, you're going to want to play up the refreshing shock and awe of your new bag by emphasizing clean lines and stark colors.
To go with your leather tote bag, consider whipping out your best long black jacket, leather pants, black jeans, and black shoes. You'll become a beautiful pure black dot on the outlines of the city.
To contrast with this — a white shirt would be perfect. The urban style is all about confrontation, so embrace this contrasting aesthetic to shine. Consider accessories, jewelry, angular shoes, or blazers.
Another great option could be with some baggier grey pants and a black shirt. The strap of the bag will blend into your shirt, and the bag will pop out against your legs.
If you're someone who wears makeup, dark lipstick is perfect to make this modern, urban look complete.
In the past year, the cottagecore aesthetic has swept the nation, and it's no wonder why. People are realizing you don't have to be lame, tired, and traditional to embrace a more rootsy aesthetic.
A leather tote bag is perfect to enhance any cottagecore, or just generally rustic aesthetic. These will go best with blues, browns, greys, and greens.
Opposite of the urban aesthetic, the cottage aesthetic is all about blending different elements and colors with a degree of smoothness. Consider wearing blue jeans, brown boots (heck, maybe even cowboy boots), a flannel shirt, and your tote bag slung at your side.
If you're someone who wears a dress, this might be a great option for you. A white dress with a denim jacket and a brown tote bag is a fun slightly offbeat aesthetic that will surely turn heads.
If you're someone who wears glasses, make sure to leave the contacts at home. Glasses can be the perfect final step in pulling this aesthetic together with your new leather tote.
Rock Your Leather Tote Bag
Leather products have the eye and ear of the world. Whether you go for a more laid-back cottagey aesthetic, or a bold and daring urban look, embracing a certain aesthetic will greatly help you rock your leather tote bag.
Now that you know how to dress your hot new bag, go out and live the life of your dreams!
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