I love a good leather cuff. Givenchy’s hardware-heavy interpretation gets my heart racing, and Hermès obviously holds the title as Queen of Cuff-dom, but I don’t even want to tell you how much theirs runs (almost four figures!). Along comes Ann Mashburn’s similar take on the strong leather cuff for a mere two-digits.
What’s the allure? When you lead an active and busy lifestyle but won’t resort to wearing sweats all day, it’s as easy as one, two, three: jeans, T-shirt, and a leather cuff. It’s the accessory that makes the uniform without taking you out of easy, daytime-casual territory. Chestnut leather is multi-seasonal, contrast stitching makes it look clean, and sleek push-stud closure suits the mood. Choose between 1″ and 1.5″ width (I’m partial to thicker bands when it comes to leather), and you have the perfect well-priced wrist topper. I will definitely be stuffing this in my friends’ stockings come Christmas – Kelly will go nuts for it! At Ann Mashburn for $70.
Pair with: Ribbon-trimmed ballet flats bring a sense of girly chic to firm leather. Pretty Ballerinas have taken toe shoes (you even get to break them in yourself, as there’s no designated right and left) and made them streetwise. Pretty Ballerinas Original 1918 Dance Shoes, $200.