STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Tougher Than Leather

From the cowboys of the wild wild west, to modern day bikers, leather jackets have an iconic place in American fashion history. There is no faking the look of real leather. Soft and supple yet hard as nails, every wardrobe needs a leather jacket as a classic outerwear essential.

This Fashionista is adding a little spunk to her look with a gray leather jacket. Her bleach white shorts and patterned peasant blouse are casual and comfortable. However, with the addition of the leather jacket, this look exudes confidence. The neutral color and clean lines of the jacket are very complementary and add personality and charisma to the outfit. The simple silver rings can be worn as everyday jewelry and the over sized bag is practical and stylish for holding everything you need while out and about. Her printed strappy sandals blend into the look nicely.

Leather jackets can be classy, casual or rough. They are very adaptable and easy to wear, especially in neutral tones such as black, brown or gray. A leather jacket can be paired with standout pieces, such as a powerful patterned top or a brightly colored piece. You can also match a dress or two piece skirt shirt ensemble with a leather jacket to complete the look. Leather, an old time look for the modern world. When cared for properly, a leather jacket can last you a lifetime.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Leather jackets are my favorite addition to any outfit. They look great with almost anything and give off a cool, chic feel. I also have black and green neutral toned leather jackets that can go with almost anything I put on.”