Everyone has certain staples in their wardrobe. It may be your favorite denim jacket, oversized button-down or go-to ankle boots. Today’s Fashionista is sporting a very popular staple: the black leather jacket. This is a piece that can work with a simple jean and graphic T-shirt look or a spring maxi dress ensemble. The versatility of a great leather jacket is what makes it a staple that every Fashionista/o should have.
Thanks to faux leather, these jackets don’t have to be a big expense. This makes them an accessible staple to all college students who have a clothing budget. Along with being a great piece to wear during the day, they also transition well from day to night. If you have one that fits properly, you can throw it on over a dress and add some wedges for a night out.
This Fashionista is rocking her leather jacket in a laidback manner. Not only is her jacket a great length and fit, but it also comes with a pretty floral lining. She is layering it over a playful graphic T-shirt, a pair of skinny jeans and Converse. This is a great look for class or casual weekend activities. Even though a lot of us used to wear graphic tees as children, her top doesn’t come off as childish because of the way she has styled it. Shirts like this would be great to wear over spring break and pair with some homemade cut-off shorts, a lightweight sweater and cute sandals.
If you don’t own a leather jacket yet, I suggest you start looking right away. For a simpler black jacket, check out this affordable Zippered Moto Jacket from Forever 21. If you like something a bit edgier with studs, look at this I Love Amp Jacket from ModCloth. For those of you in a warmer environment, this white leather jacket would be perfect to wear with a breezy skirt and knotted top.
If you have any hesitation about purchasing one, keep in mind that this is a garment you can wear during every season. Even the summer has its share of breezy days and cool nights.
Spotted: In the 3.1 Phillip Lim fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection, the models were rocking some leather outwear.