Hell for leather with the J Brand Houlihan

If you have not heard of the J Brand Houlihan then shame on you and where have you been hiding for the last three years?  The Houlihan first landed in the UK in June 2011 and has been J Brand’s biggest success story.  Once you’ve bought one pair of Houlihans you'll surely come back for another and another and another; to say they are addictive is an understatement.

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AW13 sees the Houlihan all grown up; making the transition from summery washes in their popular cotton twill to 100% leather.  It’s fair to say that AW13 is all about leather and was seen on catwalks including Gucci, Celine, Hermes and Givenchy.  The Houlihan ticks four key trends for this season; Warrior, Rebel, Goth and of course Leather so you will never be short of ideas on how to style them.

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Try teaming your leathers with chunky knits, brocade and boots as seen at Gucci.

While Givenchy featured details such as pockets, zips and seams.  I would suggest wearing the J Brand Houlihan in Leather with the new Holland Cooper Biker jacket which has chunky zips and leather patches and a jumper from 360 or Duffy for a relaxed day look.

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For a chic evening look try mixing leather and lace as seen at Mulberry.  To recreate this look the Roseanna Gina cape would work perfectly with the J Brand Houlihan and an Elizabeth & James Nostrand blouse in black.

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Keep the overall look minimal to let the leather shine through.  Your makeup must be natural and fresh faced.  And absolutely no jewellery; do not be tempted to stack, layer and glamorise your look.  I promise that the leathers will be enough to make you stand out.

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