Fall Fashion Outfit Inspiration: Leather & Lace
Hello, friends. Happy day-before-Friday! I know it’s been a short week, but I’m more than ready for the weekend. Anyone with me???
I had fun putting this leather and lace outfit together. It’s a small step outside of my comfort zone. I love a little rock and roll vibe, but I’m not entirely sure I’m pulling this off. What do you think?
The faux leather moto jacket was an Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchase back in July. I didn’t order it right away because with all of the hardware, I thought it might be a little too tough for me. But as the sale went on, I saw several other bloggers rocking it and looking amazing, and they all raved about the quality for the price, so I decided to give it a try.
I’m incredibly impressed with the quality for $99. I honestly don’t think I would have known that it wasn’t real leather if it hadn’t been part of the product description. It has a nice weight to it and a lot of detail.
I decided to wear it over this lace mock turtleneck. I like to combine something edgy with something feminine, and what better tough-and-feminine combo is there than leather and lace???
I love the studded detail on the back of the shoes, and the pointy toe visually elongates the legs which is slimming. They’re quite comfortable too. I like these shoes so much that I also got them in the pink suede.
This lace mock neck top is by Vince Camuto. I always have good luck with this brand for tops. They fit well, the quality is good, and the styles are classic but modern. A mock neck is a great alternative to a turtleneck — it’s not as overwhelming and isn’t hot.
This top is fully lined in the front and back, so you have great coverage and no need for a cami or under layer. I love tops that are one and done! So easy.
It comes in the raisin color that I’m wearing as well as black, ivory, and a pretty blush. It also comes in petite sizes. The length is perfect for me — it hits right at my “sweet spot” and it is fitted but not so tight as to highlight all the lumps and bumps. In other words, this top is practically perfect in every way!
I like that it can be worn alone or as a layering piece. I can see this under a blazer with a pencil skirt for the office or worn alone with black dressy skinny pants and pumps for a night out.
I tried a few different bags, but I ended up carrying this light grey cross body bag. I considered my black moto hobo bag, but I felt like it was too much black leather and silver hardware with the moto jacket, and I like how the light grey works into the colors of the outfit without being matchy-matchy. By the way, they call it khaki on the website, but I don’t think it looks khaki at all. I’m going with grey.
I’ve had some requests for posts on what necklaces to wear with certain necklines, and this is a great example of what necklace to wear with a turtleneck or mock neck top or even a crewneck. With a high neckline, I usually wear a long pendant necklace. It works because it brings the eye down and in toward the middle of the body, elongating the upper body and creating the illusion of a slimmer waist. This particular necklace is adjustable, and I extended it so it hangs extra long.
It’s also nice that it’s a mid-size pendant. If they’re too small and dainty, they can get lost, especially when the top has a lot of texture like this one. And of course, if they’re large, they become the focal point — which is fine, if that’s what you’re going for. I felt like there was a lot going on in this outfit and I wanted something that would show, but not take over. Plus, this necklace is only $24!
That’s pretty much how this leather and lace outfit came together! What do you think? Do you like it better with or without the jacket???
Vince Camuto Scallop Lace Mock Neck Top // BLANKNYC ‘Easy Rider’ Faux Leather Moto Jacket // Hudson Jeans ‘Krista’ Ankle Jeans // Sam Edelman ‘Reyanne’ Spike Rand Pointy Toe Flat // Rebecca Minkoff Large Suki Cross Body Bag // Panacea Beaded Circle Pendant
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