The five leather accessories everyone needs

The five leather accessories everyone needs

The five leather accessories everyone needs

Practical and stylish, these leather accessories will add a dose of luxury to the everyday.

Guaranteed to be among the most useful accessories you will ever own, giving these style staples a leather upgrade is well worth the investment. Unlike splurging on a trend-led coat or a fleeting summer frock, a classic leather accessory will come up trumps on cost-per-wear and last a lifetime. As long as you don’t accidentally leave your wallet in the back of a cab that is.

So if you’re looking to breathe new life to your look, make sure you have these accessories in your arsenal.

1. Wallet

Much like your keys or phone, a wallet is something you carry almost every single day. You want something functional, stylish and timeless. A decent wallet should make your life easier – and better organised – with enough space to hold everything from your loose change to all those coffee shop loyalty cards you’ve accumulated over the years. Given how much it will get used, it’ll need to be durable too ,which is why high-quality leather is the perfect fabric to reach for when shopping for a life-long wallet.

Fossil Derrick RFID Large Coin Pocket Bifold, £69

2. Card holder

In a post-pandemic world, cash is getting used less and less. With many businesses opting for a card only approach which it is time for the stylish cardholder to step up. Investing in a leather cardholder is perfect for those who like to keep it compact and avoid any bulkiness in their jeans pocket or evening clutch. More affordable than a designer bag but just as luxurious, a card holder is the unsung hero of 2022.

Saint Laurent Monogram Quilted Leather Cardholder, £200

3. Weekend bag

There are many boxes that need to be ticked when trying to find the best weekend bag. Not only should they be able to hold everything but everything should be easy to find too. They need to be lightweight and easy to carry. They also need to be durable – you know that bag going to get thrown carelessly into an overhead compartment at some point over the years. Leather is the perfect fabric to keep your belongings protected.

Aspinal Harrison Weekender Travel Bag, £850


4. Gloves

They may not be a year-round staple but a chic leather glove can seriously elevate your fall/winter look. Not just used to keep your hands warm, leather gloves can up the ante on the simplest of looks. Keep it classic in black and tan to make it work seamlessly with every outfit thrown at it or opt for a vibrant hue such as red to make more of a statement. For extra cosiness, look for a fleece or cashmere lining.

John Lewis Cashmere Lined Leather Double Stitch Row Gloves, £55


5. Belt

As we move away from our pandemic-themed elasticated waists, it’s time to bring back the leather belt. Essential for keeping our trousers firmly in place, they can also add some personality to your off-duty look. Everyone should own at least two – one black and one brown – in their capsule wardrobe with room for the occasional more trend-led design such as a Western style or an oversized waist belt.

Gucci Leather Belt, £380




By Charlie Bell