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Jenni Kayne “Welt” Polo Dress: Leather: The Fabric of Our Lives

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Well, maybe not exactly. But if you haven’t noticed, the leather dress has snuck its way into our wardrobes and now it’s starting to seem like a staple. There is something so sharp-witted and directional about a woman in a leather sheath – with bare legs, a good heel, and minimal accessories, that is.

Jenni Kayne’s fetching chestnut take is a great transitional piece, to take you from summer’s cooler days into chillier weather, no problem. Boxiness is cute when the hemline is this short; with an elongated lapel (with hidden snap closure) and casual welt pockets, it evokes a leggy, sixties-style vibe. Very Twiggy in her first photo shoots, very Veruschka in “Blow-Up.” Leather has never looked so youthful – or inadvertently sexy! On Shopbop for $995.

Pair with: Go vaguely avant-garde with Opening Ceremony’s “Chantel” platform pumps, in woven black leather on an off-kilter platform, for an overall look that’s relaxed-polished and smart. On Shopbop for $336 (from $480).

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