I have chosen a series of leather items from affordable brands. Most can be easily introduced in a stylish wardrobe: the biker jacket is all the rage now, and if nipped-in at the waist (versus boxed or oversized), flattering to most body types. I find leather dresses, also very fashionable, more difficult to wear, but a basic shift or A-line dress are always good investments in supple, matte-finish leathers.
Spanish brands are great for leather items and goods and amazing prices. Always check Zara and Mango, especially in their spring and autumn collections, for reliable basic pieces with fashion-conscious details.