Perforated Leather

Mannino.PerforatedLeather3It’s finally springtime and it’s time to pull out your colored jeans, lightweight sweaters and flats –well, at least on days that it’s at least 50 degrees and sunny in State College. This spring, pastels and florals are a must, but don’t shy away from the latest trend – perforated leather.

Perforated leather is a great way to add texture to any outfit. You can find this trend on handbags, shoes, jackets, skirts and blouses…it’s everywhere.  The look is modern, feminine and definitely an easy trend that every body shape and size can pull off. The perforated leather look incorporates small holes, patterns and other cool cut outs. Designers like Rebecca Minkoff, Emilio Pucci and Rebecca Taylor all included this spring trend into their spring 2014 runway shows. It’s simply a fabric update.

Check out a few staple spring pieces below.

This elegant nude top and matching knee-length skirt can be worn anywhere from the office, to dinner and drinks. Pair it with nude heels to keep a classy and sophisticated look from head-to-toe. Recently, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner all wore similar nude leather looks from top to bottom in Miami, Florida.


These trendy and comfortable ankle booties are an easy way to sport this new look. These booties can be paired with a pair of straight leg or boyfriend jeans, a casual tee and simple jewelry. You’ll be looking like a celebrity with great street style. These booties can also be worn with a flouncy spring dress.


This sporty blue perforated bag is an awesome piece for spring. The details on this bag make it special and the color is perfect for sunny weather. Most people think buying a colored handbag means it will be hard to match with outfits, but who said matching perfectly matters anymore? Pair this bright blue with yellows, greens, neutrals and neons.


It’s finally almost sandal weather and nothing screams spring more than a pair of open-toed white perforated sandals. The ankle strap and zipper in the back make these shoes a modern gem. Wear these with dresses, skirts, shorts and pants –pretty much anything that isn’t a winter coat.

Now that you have a trained eye at spring fashion, it’s time to take your skills to the store. Go get ‘em ladies.

Photo by Gabby ManninoPictures provided by Christina Monteleone


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