Suede Moto + Snakeskin Booties

Well, good morning! We’re on Day 13 of 20 Days of Winter Fashion, and today I’m styling a taupe suede moto jacket and snakeskin booties.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Dolce Vita Coltyn Snakeskin Booties, AG Legging Ankle Jeans, BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket Midnight Toker, and Madewell Inland Turtleneck.

This jacket is from last year, and I was thrilled to discover that they brought it back AND put it on sale. It’s so gorgeous and quite comfortable, but definitely size up one. I have the medium, and it’s fine over thin sweaters, but a little snug over thicker sweaters.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket Midnight Toker and Madewell Inland Turtleneck.

I wore my go-to AG raw hem legging ankle jeans — these are the ones with a raw hem but no other distressing. They’re nice for those of you who aren’t a fan of rips and tears but want a casual, lived-in look that you can dress up or down.

These jeans are $50 off at Bloomingdale’s right now, which is a nice discount, but I’ve seen them lower. I have my usual size 28 but they’re a little snug. (I bought them 5 pounds ago, ha!) I would recommend going up in these if you’re in between because I have other AG legging ankle jeans in a 28 that fit great.

I played around with cuffing or not cuffing with these booties, and while the nice, neat cuff like I’m wearing here seems to be on its way out right now, I still felt like it was the most flattering way to style these jeans and booties together. The jeans aren’t tight enough at the ankle to tuck into the booties without bulging in an awkward way, and left uncuffed without tucking looked sloppy to me.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Dolce Vita Coltyn Snakeskin Booties, AG Legging Ankle Jeans, BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket Midnight Toker, and Madewell Inland Turtleneck.

So let’s discuss these boots… I had been wanting a pair of snakeskin booties for a while, and I had to kiss a few frogs before I found my prince, so to speak! Dolce Vita is usually a pretty solid brand for leather boots, and while they’re on the pricier side for a trendy style, I was afraid cheaper snakeskin boots would look, well, cheap.

I really wanted this Marc Jacobs pair, and I’m still drooling over them, but I didn’t want to go quite that high in price, so these seemed like a happy medium. I love the neutral grey and taupe tones — so versatile, and they have a comfortable 2.6″ heel.

They’re comfortable and quite walkable, but I’m afraid the top of the shaft will start to irritate my leg eventually, so I’ll probably wear socks with these. In fact, I just ordered these in the charcoal grey.

This sweater is another piece that was brought back for another season. I have it in the Hthr Burgundy from last year, and I ordered the Hthr Cement a few weeks ago.

For size reference, I went up to a medium in this one. I like the fit better than my burgundy one, which I have in a small. It’s that supersoft, stretchy sweater material that is so popular right now, and it retains its shape amazingly well. You can’t really tug on it to stretch it out like you can with other types of sweaters, so you want to make sure to buy it in a size that fits comfortably off the rack.

I love the extra long sleeves and the thick ribbed cuffs and hem. The neck usually lays nicely, but I put on my necklace without fixing it in this picture, which is why it looks doofy.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket Midnight Toker and Madewell Inland Turtleneck.

For accessories, I went with large silver hoops and this silver disc necklace because there’s silver hardware on the jacket, and I like to keep all my metals the same when I can.

I love this necklace, and it makes such a pretty statement, but the chain twists the second you put it on. I had to fix it for every one of these pictures, so if that’s something that bothers you, I wanted to let you know. Otherwise it’s a gorgeous piece for a great price.

I also carried this black bucket bag that I love and adore. It’s definitely my bag that’s getting the most use lately. I’m hoping it goes on sale on Black Friday… I’ll keep you posted!

This is totally my kind of outfit. I love the mix of patterns and textures, and it’s comfortable and casual but a little bit edgy. While I know I look better in bolder colors, I think these light neutrals are so pretty this time of year.

Unfortunately most of our colorful fall leaves are now on the ground. We took these pictures before the snowstorm, which pretty much took them all down. We had a really short fall this year, so I’m glad we at least got a few good pictures while it lasted!

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Dolce Vita Coltyn Snakeskin Booties, AG Legging Ankle Jeans, BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket Midnight Toker, and Madewell Inland Turtleneck.

suede moto // mockneck sweater // AG legging ankle jeans (budget option) // snakeskin booties (budget option) // necklace // earrings // bucket bag // photo credit: Alison Cornell

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17 Responses

  1. Hey JoLynne – LOVE this outfit! You are absolutely crushing it lately. 🙂 One question – you mention that neat cuffs on jeans are on the way out. Any suggestions on how we might handle the denim/ankle boot dilemma going forward?

    1. I see a lot of other bloggers just letting them hang and crunch over the boots (lol – crunch is for lack of a better word) or for a neater look, tucking them in. But that requires skinnies that are super skinny at the ankle, and boots with a shaft big enough to allow them to fit inside without getting all bulgy.

      These just kind of fall half in and half out – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/112730796908577948/

      These tuck neatly – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/112730796908577953

      It’s still a case by case basis, depending on the booties and the jeans. I do let my jeans just fall with some of my other booties, but with this pair, it wasn’t really working.

  2. Great look… love the trees in the back ground. Our fall here was short and its been looking more like Christmas then ever.

  3. I know neat cuffs are put and untidy, casual cuffs are in but really, do we need to follow this trend?  Or, do you mean cuffing your jeans is out altogether? This fashionista 🤪 needs to know! 
    Your jacket repeating the color of the boots is perfect. Love the boots! I’d like to see them styled with a sweater dress. 

  4. Way to go on getting your shopping done for the family in VA!  Doesn’t it feel good to have that out of the way.  We have two gift cards to get and we’re done.  This is a very nice outfit.  I get so aggravated with necklaces that get all twisted unless I sit like a statue.  The sun is shining a d the high willbe in the upper 60’s or low 70’s today.  Can’t get much better!  Have a fabulous day!

  5. I adore this whole outfit! Those booties are fabulous. I’m loving all the snakeprint right now. I still haven’t been able to wear my mules like this, but I’m dying to soon!
    And you know I love that jacket because I ordered it immediately the other day, lol. I’m so hoping it fits. I have so many issues with finding jackets that work with my broad shoulders. Fingers crossed…it should be here today!

  6. Hi! I love the mixture of textures and pretty neutrals in this outfit, too! I always have to cuff my jeans (the joy of having shorter legs)…Do you have some in style cuff suggestions?

  7. I’m curious about the socks. Will you let them show between the jean and the boot? I have seen other bloggers wearing socks that show, but they are the white crew socks with stripes. I love the cuffed jean look and will risk being “unfashionable”!  Lol!
    You look fantastic in that outfit!  I love everything, especially the boots!  They are on my Christmas wish list!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for all you do!

  8. Did you know that Jcrew lets you take advantage of a sale price on an already purchased item as long as you call within seven days of the original purchase? So your tank would be eligible for the extra discount as long as you are within that time frame. Hope you can take advantage!

  9. I think I’m going to have to buy that suede moto jacket as I missed it last year- glad to see it back and restocked! It’s perfect for our mild CA winters. 
    Your outfit is cute! I I can’t personally do snakeskin booties – I’d feel totally out of my comfort zone – but I have never really liked snakeskin on anything. I have been wondering about the rolled cuff.  A very fashionable friend of mine still rolls hers sometimes with booties and looks cute & trendy so I’m going to say “go for it” 😘 But I guess it all depends on the length of the jeans and the height of the boot right? 

    1. I think a lot of people are still cuffing. I see it in person too on people who seem to know what they’re doing, lol. At least, I like the look of it on some people. But yep, at the end of the day, it depends on the jean and height of boot… and probably a little bit on one’s personal style.

  10. Love this look! Great booties!!

    Interesting discussion on the cuff or no cuff with jeans and booties. I had no idea cuffing is going out of style lol. I’ve been letting mine fall where they may for the most part (full disclosure: being lazy), but today I cuffed since the jeans were just a tad too long otherwise. 

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