As a die hard Gwen Stefani enthusiast, I was ecstatic to see the iconic beauty in an Yves St. Laurent leather vest at the July 22nd Teen Choice Awards, because a few months ago, I bought a similar one! Granted, it's no YSL (mine is by the brand Paper Tee, and I purchased it at Salvation Army for $9, with an estimated retail price $45), but it has similar details, and I think it gives off the same sexy, vixenvibe.
I like to think I can put clothes together, but for some reason, it never crossed my mind to pair the vest with black pants. (Stefani's were YSL)
Also love her XIV Karats ankle bracelet with ankle strap pump
For this look: Keep it black from head to toe
Many designers actually ushered out the black on black leather look onto the Fall 2012 runways. The chic pairing was so reoccurring, that Style.com included this sleek and dark ensemble as a main Fall 2012 trend, which they titled "Year of the Dragon." It included Proenza Schouler, Versace, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Ann Deneulemeester, Mugler, and Narciso Rodriguez.
Mugler FW/RTW 2012
Alexander Wang FW/RTW 2012
Also try a dark leather vest with a dark maxi-skirt or with a white shirt underneath: