Ali Larter embraces two trends in this leather peplum top.

Biker Chic

As the cold weather seasons approach, celebs are embracing one of the biggest Fall 2012 trends – leather.

Natasha Bedingfield (left) demonstrates the leather trend in a Christian Siriano dress, while Elizabeth Reaser (center) wows at the MTV Video Music Awards and Kristen Stewart (right) shows off her style in leather pants and a printed Roberto Cavalli tuxedo jacket.

Whether it’s rocking a two-tone leather and ponte dress, a slick pair of pants, or acknowledging the trend with subtler details like the Peter Pan collar on this Asos top, celebrities and fashionistas alike are looking for their signature leather piece. Luckily, shops like Forever 21, Asos, and Rent the Runway give some affordable options.  Rent the Runway’s gorgeous Tracy Reese Pharaoh Sheath and Narciso Rodriguez Naturale Linen Colorblock Dress both offer different takes on the trend.

Ali Larter embraces two trends in this leather peplum top.

In order to avoid looking like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, however, it is important to remember moderation in this trend. Kristen Stewart’s look at the Teen Choice Awards (pictured above) is by far the strongest. Stewart’s leather pants add the right amount of edge to the look since she paired it with Pigalle pumps, instead of her trademark high tops, and the Roberto Cavalli jacket. Small touches of femininity, like a pencil skirt or a fun print, make big leather statement pieces look effortless and chic.

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