As we are full force into the winter season here in D.C., Fashionista/os have been taking advantage of the new All Saints store in Georgetown and rocking their hot new leather jackets. While menswear is a huge trend, most girls would agree that “Hells Angels” is not really the chic and approachable look we all thrive to achieve. It can be a difficult task to keep leather feminine yet fun, but as I have found with nearly all of my outfits, accessorizing is the perfect way to change the leather look from biker to bombshell.
Today’s Fashionista stopped me dead in my tracks! This California native reached back into her beachy roots and rocked this gorgeous vintage turquoise necklace. The eye-catching adornment offsets her nude patent pumps (a staple I hope you have in your closet) yet it pops with her coffee bean leather jacket. Turquoise, also known as “the gemstone of the people,” was found everywhere from Ancient Egypt to the Persian Empire, worn as jewelry and carried the ancient myth that it would protect from unnatural death. Today it still resembles the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and is a staple amongst the women in Greece and Turkey — not to mention it represents communication and clarity of thought!
And no one better than Christian Dior to communicate the beauty of this Fashionista’s outfit: “the tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” Sometimes it’s the finest accessories that take an outfit from understated to sensational! Ideal for dinner with friends or even date night, one can never resist a girl in her neutrals, blues and rosy pink cheeks!
Many people think that leather is restrictive, but versatile styles by BB Dakota and Veda are easy to wear and layer and Rachel Zoe went for the wear-to-work look with her version of a leather blazer. Always remember, fashion is meant to be fun and expressive — if you are daring enough, try Aida Kibur's neons, or go for a little more reserved look with Tuleste Market.