Every stylish woman has an inner bad girl. She's the one whose always encouraging you to try over-the-knee boots and think about wearing a slinky slip dress out in broad daylight. This fall we're looking beyond your typical tough-chic pieces like moto jackets and pants to that other leather piece you need: the leather top. In sleeveless, T-shirt and peplum styles—it's modern, minimal, and surprisingly easy to wear.
Some of our favorite designer and contemporary brands like Maiyet, Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Reed Krakoff have leather tops that are equal parts edgy and elegant. Pair them with distressed denim on the weekends or a pencil skirt at work—or why not a pair of printed trousers for an upcoming holiday party? Any way you look at it, and whether or not you think you have an inner bad girl, a leather top is a must this winter.
Shop our seven favorite leather tops (real and faux, of course) in the slideshow above, from high end to the high street.