Unsensible and Ridiculous

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Shirt, BP // Skirt, Forever 21 // Jacket, AllSaints // Hat, Free People

As unsensible as leather on leather in the middle of June sounds, it’s actually something I’ve been considering a lot lately. There’s something about leather that makes everybody feel cool, or free, and I can only help but feel that summer also makes us feel this way. If we overlap the two, who knows how many people would be confidently **swaggering** around right now. In addition to these thoughts, consider the massive upswing of suede styles currently in stores. People are willing to put themselves into trendy(ish) suede to summer fashion – why not our ever-in-style leather?

Again, I must emphasize my complete insanity for even suggesting leather in this season, but these are just some thoughts I’ve been exploring. When the weather is even somewhat forgiving this summer, you can rest assured that I’ll probably be melting somewhere dressed head to toe in leather.

xx

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Classically Cool

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Jacket, H&M (similar) / Jeans, Abercombie and Fitch / Bag, LF / Scarf, H&M (similar) / Turtleneck, H&M (similar)

It’s no secret that black is the best color (shade, whatever), especially if you’re trying to create a cute outfit in an instant. It’s also no secret that a leather jacket functions well in this context as well. So as a Uni student who needs something to be thrown together in ten minutes for class, there could not be a better prototype of an outfit. Black leather on black is always a classically chic combination, and its easy. You don’t even have to be a student to pull it off! Anybody can wear it, it works for almost any occasion, and its, quite simply, just plain cool. xx

P.S. Happy October everyone! The leaves are turning and pumpkins are already out, how can you not be excited?

Never Too Much Leather

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Turtleneck, Zara / Jeans, American Apparel / Leather Jacket, Hinge / Leather Baseball Cap, Nordstrom / Shoes, Chinese Laundry

I recently got this leather baseball cap at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, and despite my initial hesitation to wear it out, I have actually worn it multiple times! It’s officially that time of year again when wearing all black is totally okay. Along with that, I have also started to become more daring in my black outfits. When you’re completely monotone you have to come up with another way to make your outfits interesting. To achieve this, this year I’m going to add touches of leather whenever I can! A sleek leather jacket or a daring leather cap is all you need to take your black outfits to the next level, and I intend to do so! xx

 

Stars + Stripes

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Bag, Marc Jacobs / Jacket, AllSaints / Pants, Forever 21 / Shirt, Forever 21 / Shoes, Converse

Stripes as in my new jeans and stars as in the stars of the show, the Marc Jacobs bag and AllSaints leather jacket. I loved these jeans from the moment I saw them, but as soon as I got home it hit me how hard they’d be to style. The first outfit I tried was with a plain white T-shirt and my treasured Converse high-tops. The whites didn’t match, and I felt like there was a more creative way of making the pants work without being so simple. So I swapped the shirt for something of the same cream shade as the pants, threw on a never-fail leather jacket, and I was ready! Really though– leather jackets never fail. xx