Leather is not exactly the most comfortable thing to wear under the hot Manila sun. Leather jackets, pants and even tall boots are very likely to make any Pinay fashionista cringe, but this doesn't mean you can't work a little bit of it into your wardrobe. Here are a few leather things you can actually enjoy wearing in this climate.
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The easiest leather items to work with are accessories--belts, purses, or cuffs, like the ones pictured above. Slip on a bejeweled leather cuff for an instant edgy feel.
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Black leather shoes such as pointy-toed pumps are great closet staples, but there are also shoe trends that can help update your look. Studded peep-toe booties and strappy platforms with chunky heels are a few new styles you can step into!
A leather vest is a good substitute for that to-die-for leather jacket that might actually make you sweat to death. Avoid wearing it with another black piece, unless it's something breezy like a tank top or a tube dress.
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Wearable leather bottoms include mini skirts, which would go perfectly with a simple tank top or tee.
I would still keep wishing for cool weather in the Philippines, though, even for a few months every year. I'd definitely love to don a motorcycle jacket when that happens! ;)