Good morning! Happy Friday. Today I’m styling a fall leather jacket outfit that can be a template for so many outfit variations.
I think I probably speak for all of us when I say, I am more than ready for the weekend. Can I get an amen? I wish I could just hibernate with a good book and an endless cup of coffee all weekend, but we have a lot going on including my son’s 17th birthday party. Seventeen. Seven plus Ten. I am officially old, y’all. How did we get here?
I guess it was inevitable. After all, Time and tide wait for no man. Or, as the wise Truvy once said, Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face. Truer words were never spoken.
Anyway, let’s move on to more pleasant topics, like fashion! Last year when I discovered Trunk Club — the personal shopping service owned by Nordstrom — this leather jacket was my very first purchase.
I had been wanting a leather jacket in a color for a long time, and this deep plum color pairs well with denim and grey and black — the neutrals I tend to wear most. It felt (and smelled) fantastic. Haha! There’s nothing like the smell of leather. When I put it on, it fit to a T, and I knew I wasn’t going to want to part with it.
I enjoyed wearing it some last spring, and I’ve been looking forward to wearing it again ever since I packed it away at the end of the season.
This outfit is simple but the color combination is pleasing, and it’s versatile enough to wear in a variety of situations. I can easily swap out the booties for flats or tall boots depending on the occasion.
I’m wearing the Caslon Slub U-Neck Tee in Beige Rainy Day. This runs large, so you’ll probably want to size down. I’m wearing the small.
My jacket is no longer available, but this Bernardo Quilted Leather Moto Jacket is gorgeous in the Deep Wine color, and it’s on sale. And this BLANKNYC Leather Moto Jacket is more of a red, but it is gorgeous!
There’s just something so chic and sophisticated about a leather jacket. I’ve always had a black leather jacket in my closet, but I’m enjoying a color for a change.
I believe this is one of those wardrobe pieces worth splurging on. I’ve had a faux leather jacket, and it looked fine, but I found that I got oddly sweaty when wearing it, even when it wasn’t hot outside. There’s certainly nothing wrong with faux leather, but I think it’s worth it to save up and invest in the genuine article.
The booties I’m wearing are the Vince Camuto Feina Booties from the #NSale. They’re almost sold out, but of course there is no shortage of ankle boot options these days!!! I really like the Franco Sarto Delancy in the Dark Khaki Suede. It also has a slightly lower heel at 3 inches.
And these are my AG Ankle Super Skinny Jeans, which are currently 25% off at Nordstrom. Woot!!! I like this dark wash for a dressier look. I think these run a little on the large side. I like that they’re not super skin tight, but I think they’re supposed to be. A great budget option is the Wit and Wisdom Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans for $69.
I wore silver teardrop earrings and a long silver charm necklace. Both are old and no longer available. Same for my French Grey Tory Burch crossbody, but the Tory Burch Britten Combo Crossbody also comes in French Grey, and I also really like the Thea Foldover Messenger. For a more budget-friendly option, Sole Society has this Vanessa Crossbody for $39, and Target has this lighter grey crossbody for $34.
I’m still loving my Maui Jim Moonbow sunnies in Pink with Pink Tokyo that I received as part of a campaign I did with Maui Jim back in the summer. They work in great with the color of the leather jacket.
This outfit is a basic template with so many possible variations. Swap out the ankle skinny jeans for bootcut jeans and the booties for pumps. A black or grey tee would change the way you look at the outfit, allowing the jacket to be the anchor. If I did a black or grey tee, I’d go with black or grey booties. I like the way the beige tee draws the eye in and creates a column, but I’ve worn this jacket both ways.
One of my favorite outfits with this jacket was with a black tee, grey jeans, and black booties for a fun GNO look. I also wore it with a grey tee and black distressed jeans with Chucks for a casual weekend look. If you don’t have a plum or burgundy leather jacket, a cardigan can achieve similar results.
similar leather jacket (faux leather option here) // U-Neck Tee in Beige Rainy Day // AG Ankle Super Skinny Jeans (less expensive option: Wit and Wisdom Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans) // Maui Jim Moonbow Sunnies in Pink With Pink Tokyo c/o Maui Jim // similar booties // similar bag
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