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???
The jeans and shoes were also #NSale purchases. I wanted grey jeans last year and never found a pair I liked enough to keep. These have the perfect amount of distressing, and the fit is outstanding.
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 // R Minkoff Large Suki Cross Body Bag // Panacea Beaded Circle Pendant
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today!
Did you like this post?
Sign up for my Daily Emails, and you’ll never miss a thing! You can also follow along on Instagram for my daily outfits and sneak peeks of what’s to come on the blog. Be sure to register with LIKEtoKNOW.it so you can shop my outfits first!
Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! All text, opinions, images, and editorial decisions are my own and presented without prejudice. Thank you for supporting the retailers that support this site.
80 thoughts on “Fall Fashion Outfit Inspiration: Leather & Lace”
You look great! I don’t think the jacket is too much at all. It looks wonderful on you and the lace tops with it is beautiful. This was my favorite of all of things you have shared. Lovely.
I think you look terrific in the entire outfit! I personally feel that it’s fun and interesting to “change it up” and wear varying styles – especially while you’re young enough to be able to do so. The top looks great by itself and also with the jacket. I like the color top you chose as it is much more “fallish” than a lighter color would be. And your hair looks especially pretty in these pictures and those yesterday.
Thanks, Suzanne. It is fun to try new things! 🙂
The lace top is definitely your color! It looks beautiful on you.
You look great and the jacket is fun! I like how the top is longer than the jacket in the back and think I would like it more if it did the same in the front. So maybe I like this look better without the jacket. I do love the jacket on you, I just think it might look even better with one of your nice soft tees or a softer color. I also like your idea of trying this top with a skirt or black skinnies. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
I think your assessment is overall correct. 🙂 I do think the top is longer than the jacket, though — but it must not be photographing that way b/c several people mentioned that. Maybe the pictures didn’t quite show it right. I put the jacket on again tonight with a t-shirt, and I noticed that it does have a way of “falling off” my shoulders when I stand very straight, as I was doing in some of these pictures. It’s so interesting b/c it really does fit right, but it’s heavy and does sort of fall back as I move around. I appreciate the input!
I think you look great! The jeans are an amazing fit on you, love the lace mock turtleneck and color and the jacket gives it an edge. I could see wearing this to a concert, date night or a GNO. You wear this look well!
This is one of my favorite outfits you have worn! I love the leather and lace combo. You look great! Thanks for trying something different.
You look great in anything. This is not your best look, but certainly not a bad one. I think perhaps the jacket or the lace top & maybe just together are a little too busy. ‘Course I’m not a lace person so what do I know. Love love love those flats. Love Sam’s stuff, want some too. I gave in & bought the Lush Nordstrom Grape Leaf top you wore awhile back, kept going back & looking at your post & loved it so much I got it. Keep on keeping on. I love seeing all,your looks.
Leather and lace is a great combo and one you could definitely pull off, but the jacket doesn’t look like it fits well. So many times I’ve been too excited about getting something that everyone else has or trying something new that I ignore the perfect fit, but taking pictures of my outfits and scrutinizing them has taught me to so many things.
Hi Jo Lynne! Do you have any additional posts with this particular jacket? I just bought it and I’m very unsure about styling it. I don’t know if it has too much going on with the lapels or not… Thanks for your help.
Hey Angela, I feel the same, it’s kind of bulky. I haven’t styled it in another post on the blog. I think it looks better with casual outfits — jeans and graphic tee, that sort of thing.