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How to Wear A Denver Leather Jacket & Other Pieces At Work


July 19, 2017

Leather lovers may want to wear their favorite pieces as much as possible—even when they’re at work. Fortunately, there are ways to make a Denver leather jacket or other leather clothing items appropriate for the office. Follow these tips to incorporate leather into your work wardrobe:

Wear a skirt.

Leather skirts can be worn to work when paired with a button down blouse, however it’s important to check the length on the skirt. Many leather skirts are cut well above the knee, but this is not appropriate for the workplace. Look for a leather skirt that falls right at or below the knee. Remember, the skirt will rise about two to three inches when you’re seated.

If you’re not comfortable wearing a fitted leather skirt to work, try one with a bit more volume. Look for an A-line leather skirt with pleating that may be more appropriate for the office.

Wear one piece at a time.

It’s recommended that you only wear one leather piece per outfit so you don’t show up to the office in head to toe leather. Pair a leather jacket with a feminine sheath dress or leather pants with a loose-fitting, chiffon blouse. You can incorporate a bit more leather with your accessories, but again, don’t go overboard. Less is always more when it comes to accessorizing your work wardrobe.

Choose softer colors.

Some people may feel as if black leather is too dark and edgy for their workplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear leather at all. Choose a softer color such as burgundy or camel that doesn’t come off as harsh as black. This is a great way to make your look more approachable and appropriate for the daytime.

Buy high quality leathers.

It’s very easy to spot leather that is not high quality. Why? To put it simply—it looks cheap. Wearing low-end leather to work may give off the wrong impression, so stick to high quality leathers only if you plan on rocking your favorite pieces in the workplace. Read leather 101: the different types of leather.

Start small.

If you work in a conservative environment, you may want to test the waters to see how people react to leather in the workplace. Instead of showing up in your boldest embellished leather jacket, start of small by choosing tops or jackets with leather detailing. Look for button down shirts with leather collars or leather trim. You may also be able to find blazers with patches of leather on the elbow or lapel. Wear these pieces and gauge your co-workers’ reactions to see if you can push the boundaries even more by wearing pieces that are made entirely out of leather.

Ready to find stylish leather pieces for your work wardrobe? Jonval is known as the go-to store for leather, fur, and shearling. Browse our eclectic collection of furs and leathers or stop by to have one of your fur or leather pieces cleaned, stored, or repaired. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
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How to Wear Colored Leather From A Leather Store in Denver


July 12, 2017

Colored leather has been all over the runways in New York, Paris, and Milan, and luckily, this is a trend that works on all body types. Here’s how you can wear colored leather pieces from your favorite leather store in Denver:

Colored Leather Pants

Look for a pair of colored leather pants that pop! If the pants that you choose are cut close to the body, pair them with a loose, casual top to balance out the look. For summer, look for a pair of slim pants that are cropped below the knee. If you choose loose fitting pants, choose a form-fitting top instead.

Colored Leather Shorts

Rock this trend by choosing a pair of brightly colored leather shorts. Because shorts only cover a small area of your body, a bold color won’t overwhelm the rest of your look, so be brave and choose the loudest color you can find. Then, tone down the rest of your look by wearing a neutral, solid colored top.

Colored Leather Dress

Leather dresses are versatile and can be worn day or night. If you plan on wearing a leather dress to work, choose a dark color such as navy blue, forest green, or maroon. These are classic colors that will make the dress appropriate for the workplace. However, if you are going to wear a leather dress on a date or out with friends, you can choose any color that your heart desires. Look for a form-fitting cut that hits right above or below the knee—these cuts will flatter any body type.

Colored Leather Jackets

Do you want to add a pop of color to your otherwise neutral outfit? Throw on a colored leather jacket to instantly make your outfit look edgier and trendier. Your options are endless when you choose to wear a colored leather jacket, so choose a color that complements the rest of your look.

Most colored leather jackets are cropped at the waist or hip, but if you can also go for a longer coat if you plan on wearing this look in the winter as well.

Colored Leather Skirt

Another option would be to wear a colored leather skirt. There are several different styles of leather skirts that you can choose from to make this trend work for your body. If you have an athletic body, choose a form-fitting pencil skirt and pair it with a loose-fitting, lightweight top. Women with hourglass or pear-shaped bodies should try an A-line leather skirt to flatter their bodies. You can even add a bit of texture to the look by choosing an A-line leather skirt with pleating. Learn the best skirt style for your body type.

Ready to find one of these colored leather pieces to add to your wardrobe? Jonval is known as the go-to store for leather, fur, and shearling. Browse our eclectic collection of furs and leathers or stop by to have one of your fur or leather pieces cleaned, stored, or repaired. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
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Your Packing List for a Mountain Weekend Getaway, Including a Denver Leather Jacket


July 5, 2017

Are you planning an upcoming getaway in the Rocky Mountains? One of the perks of being a resident of Denver is the opportunity to see the beauty of the mountains and get there quickly. Whether you are staying in a cabin or will be hiking and camping out, packing the right essentials is key. Learn about different clothes and shoes you should pack, including your favorite leather jacket, food and essentials, and tips for packing and managing your belongings on your trip.
 

Clothes and Shoes

 
Prior to packing for your trip, you need to see what type of weather you will endure during your stay. The positive aspect of a weekend trip around Denver is the amount of sunny days we are known to have. Take in consideration what activities you will be taking part in during the evening and nights as temperatures can drop to the 40s in the late spring and summer. Once you review your itinerary and have your plans, you can begin packing your clothes and shoes. The key to packing for a trip where you will be carrying your belongings is to pack just the items you need. Pack the appropriate number of shirts, pants, and a leather jacket to keep you warm. Accidents could happen, so it is okay to pack one or two backup outfits but stick to your goal to essentials so you are carrying less with you.  
 

Food

 
When spending time in the mountains, you will need to prepare your own food. If you will be backpacking and camping, this will limit the amount of space even more as you will need to carry your foods. Also, if you will be backpacking, make sure to take into consideration that you will need to eat more food to fuel your body for your adventure. It is best to stay prepared. You can review DIY backpacking meals from Wonderland Guides for a list of tips and tricks for packing.
 

Tips for Packing and Managing Belongings

 
In addition to food, there are other essentials you will need. Before your trip, it is important to map out the trails you will explore on and bring a map to keep with you. While many use cell phones to navigate, it is crucial to keep a map on-hand in the event you do not have cellular service. In addition, make sure you bring flashlights and jump batteries to help keep your electronic devices charged. In addition, bring a compass to be able to navigate your map, batteries, sunscreen, first aid essentials, matches, and any other guides you need to navigate.
 
The great thing about a leather jacket for a trip in the mountain is that it can be worn comfortable for the cool evenings. It is breathable to help you transition in the temperatures at night. To find the perfect leather jacket for your trip to the mountains, visit Jonval. New to leather clothing? The ins and outs of leather and visiting a leather store in Denver will help you with your first purchase. Visit us at 6880 E. Evans Drive in Denver to find your perfect jacket.
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Outside the Denver Leather Jacket: Other Uses For Leather


June 28, 2017

Leather is a popular and luxurious material that is often used to create beautiful pieces of clothing. But, leather is used for so much more than just making a chic Denver leather jacket. Here are some of the other uses for leather that you may not know about:

Drapery

Leather can be used as drapery to create a bold and daring window treatment. Various types of leather can be used on the windows, but one of the most popular styles is laser-cut leather, which is much more lightweight than other leathers. As a result, laser-cut leather will have more movement when hanging from your windows. Plus, the patterns that are cut into the leather leave tiny holes throughout the material that will allow the natural light to shine through.

Flooring Material

Imagine using leather for the flooring in your home instead of tile, carpet, or wood. It may sound strange, but many homeowners have leather flooring. Homeowners love how soft leather feels underneath their feet and how warm it keeps their floors during the cold winter months. Of course, leather will show signs of wear and tear over time, but homeowners often find that this adds to the charm and uniqueness of this flooring material.

Statement Walls

If you want to incorporate leather into your home but aren’t crazy about using it as a flooring material, you also have the option of creating a leather statement wall. These walls can be added anywhere within the home, from a family room or bedroom to a wall in the bathroom. Dark leather walls fit perfectly in rooms that are designed to look warm and cozy, such as a home office or den. On the other hand, white leather walls can create a spa-like atmosphere within your master bathroom. When it comes to using leather on the walls, the options are endless. See the leather walls ideas that put wallpaper to shame.

Furniture

Of course, leather is often used as the fabric on couches and chairs, but did you know it can also be used on lamps, desks, and coffee tables? Furniture designers are finding new and exciting ways to incorporate leather into their pieces. If you want to add an edgy leather piece to your room, look for a side or coffee table that has been wrapped in this versatile material.

Hardware

Instead of choosing traditional metal hardware for your cabinet pulls and drawer handles, find hardware that has been wrapped in leather. Adding leather hardware to the room will instantly make it feel more luxurious and elegant. Leather is much softer than other hardware choices and won’t get as cold as metal, so your hands will be more comfortable when you have to grab something out of a cabinet or drawer.  
 
Jonval is known as the go-to store for leather, fur, and shearling. Browse our eclectic collection of furs and leathers or stop by to have one of your fur or leather pieces cleaned, stored, or repaired. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
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Summer Fashion Ideas from your Leather Store in Denver


June 21, 2017

Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year when it comes to fashion! The days are longer; the sun is out and temperatures are hot. With each summer comes a new variety of styles that will help you showcase your individual personality while feeling comfortable in the warmer climate. As we move to summer, are you prepared? Learn more about the latest trends in fashion, classic looks and ways to keep leather in your wardrobe this summer from your leather store in Denver.

Latest Fashion Trends

When it comes to summer fashion, many are stepping up their color game. Bold and unique is in, allowing you to show off some of your favorite colors whether it be red, blue or even yellow. Many designers are also mixing in different patterns such as stripes or prints to mix up a traditional take on clothes. If you enjoyed the floral trends from spring, you will be excited to carry that fashion trend over in the summer. As you shop for new clothes this summer, you will find many styles throwback to trends from the 80s, such as jumpsuits. Many fashionistas are also embracing the ability to mix and match colors and patterns in ways they never have before. So, if you are looking to make some bold changes, now is time to explore different looks. For more ideas, check out InStyle’s Hot Stuff Coming Through! Summer’s 5 Top Trends.

Classic Looks

If you aren’t looking to be bold this summer, don’t worry. There are always classic, timeless looks that you can keep in your wardrobe for decades. One of the ways to accomplish this is to purchase solid color shirts, dresses, shorts or skirts. This allows you to play up simple elements through the use of statement necklaces and earrings, hats, scarves and more. This allows you to be more flexible with your wardrobe and wear different outfits in multiple types of ways. Love hats? The classic straw hat has also made a comeback! Pairing perfectly with a solid color shirt, shorts and flip-flops, you can pair a light or dark hat with the outfit to not only look great, but keep the sun out of your eyes too.

Ways to Keep Leather in Your Wardrobe this Summer

Even in the middle of summer, there are many cool nights in Denver where sleeves are needed. One of the best fashion pieces that you can bring with you during the evening is a leather jacket. No matter what style of clothing you are wearing, a leather jacket will usually fit right in. Pair a black or brown leather jacket with a solid shirt and boot cut jeans. But you don’t have to just wear a leather jacket with pants. Try pairing a white shirt, black leather jacket and black or solid colored skirt.
 
Are you not sure how to mix and match different colors? Jonval Leathers and Furs can help! Check out the ins and outs of matching and how to pair a leather jacket in Denver. When you are ready to find the perfect leather jacket or accessory, let us help. Review our Jonval best leather jacket sellers and stop by our store, located at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver.
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