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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Cocaine Leather

I will firmly stand by my word when I say a white leather jacket will transform the blandest outfit into the meanest and cleanest one, hands down. Disagree with me if you want, but you would have to be a fool to do so. A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple that every one should own. It will not only last you a lifetime, it is timeless, extremely versatile and a no-brainer when it comes to building your lean wardrobe. There’s something transformative about putting on a properly fitted leather jacket. There’s no other way to describe it; you just feel like a badass.

While dropping serious dollars on this one item can seem daunting, shelling out for a leather jacket is one of the – scratch that – it is the biggest investment you’ll make in your closet. Instead of opting for pleather, go for the real thing: LEATHER, NOT PLEATHER.

You can make some of the simplest wardrobe items look good if they’re clean, well fitted and paired with a good leather jacket. This Fashionista’s fit demonstrates this perfectly. She balanced a simple pastel pink sweater and gray leggings with a pristine white leather jacket. It is clearly a casual laid back look without the jacket, but with the jacket, it is much more noticeable and the white leather brings character to the look. I can’t forget to mention this Fashionista’s shoes! Me being a huge sneaker head, what initially drew my attention to her outfit were her platform sneakers, which could pass for the just recently released adidas Stan Smith Bold. Not only are they a distinct pair of kicks, they help tie together this clean neutral ensemble.

How To: If you want to look fly and edgy in a double rider motorcycle jacket as this one here, there’s only one rule: keep it simple. Because it already makes such a strong statement, make it the focal point of your outfit. Just “accessorize” it with neutral colors and a great pair of sneakers to match.