Be honest: the first time you saw Grease, did your jaw drop when Sandy stepped out in those sexy leather pants? Girl had the right idea.

Leather lust is back and better than ever, and celebrities keep hopping on board the leather train. That's why we rounded up some of the hottest leather looks, from pencil skirts to peplum tops, for the ultimate fashion inspiration.

Take a cue from Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Kristin Cavallari or Olivia Palermo — their leather looks are bringing down the house.

Ready to try some leather on for size? Faux or real leather looks super sleek no matter how you wear it, but remember to pair your outfit with simple accessories (think black shoes, a grey or white handbag) and light jewellery. Be sure to hunt down a piece with a perfect fit so the material really hugs your body. Wherever you go, a hint of leather will channel your inner good-girl-gone-bad while shooting you to the top of the style charts.

Rebecca Burstein is a writer, editor, and virtual shopaholic. She’s currently the junior lifestyle editor at



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