*On a side note and I will sound like an old lady saying this, I am sure by now you have seen the whole Miley Cyrus debacle. I didn't watch the VMA's but looked up her performance after hearing all the reviews. I just don't get it. How in the world does she think that acting that way is by any means attractive much less sexy. And do you honestly think her mother is watching this from the sidelines feeling secretly proud of her daughter? Or has she been too blinded by the fame and fortune she has acquired by her daughter that she just looks the other way. I know she isn't a teenage anymore but come on, have her parents lost all control? I think in a few years Miley will look back and probably regret that little performance.
Ok sorry, onto fashion...
Leather is again all over: pants, jackets, little details on sweaters, shorts, skirts. I suggest you pick up something leather this season, you won't regret it. Of course leather will be a pricier item so I suggest you either splurge on something you will wear for ever like a jacket or pants. Or look for the best quality faux leather you can afford in other pieces like a skirt or go for a sweater with a little leather detail to keep the cost down.