Leather and Glen Plaid


While an appreciator of leather jackets on others, they can feel a bit unnatural on me. With a wardrobe that’s looking more and more every day like that an old Italian man, leather jackets can feel too edgy for my usually tailored, tweed-sporting self. So when I was given the opportunity to save this leather jacket from a friend’s giveaway pile, I snatched it up as an opportunity to “make it work”. Bonus points: the sleeves are detachable, turning it into a vest. I’ll play with that version later.


After several rounds of outfits and making disapproving faces at the mirror, I tried this shirt and glen plaid vest combo that I had been thinking would look nice under a trench. Finally the leather jacket felt like “me”.



A big but simple statement ring in black can be worn everyday as a signature piece. I don’t switch my jewelry up too often, so I love pieces that go with everything.


Jacket Lovers + Friends (vegan versionVest Banana Republic (old) (similar & similarShirt Banana Republic Jeans Rag & Bone (c/o Shopbop) Shoes Kate Spade Handbag Chanel Necklace Madewell (also love the Pave version) Watch Michael Kors (also at Zappos) Ring Tacori (c/o)

Altered: Vest has been slimmed Shirt has had darts added Jeans have been hemmed & ankle slimmed



  • Reply December 9, 2013


    Gorgeous look! Loving the leather on you – it definitely is styled in a very “you” way with the tweed vest! I love it!

    Bold Subtlety

  • Reply December 9, 2013

    Closet Luxe

    The jacket looks great on you, Kelly! Looking forward to seeing it as a vest. Also, I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t switch up their jewelry that often. :)


  • Reply December 9, 2013


    Wow! That jacket looks fantastic on you. I can’t imagine it as a vest (too rocker?) but the jacket rocks.

  • Reply December 10, 2013


    Haha. You look way better than an “old Italian man.” Can’t wait to see how you dress the sleeveless jacket.

  • Reply January 25, 2014


    i’ve been looking for a black leather jacket for ever and cannot seem to find the perfect one. this one looks amazing on you and suits your style so flawlessly–such a unique piece :)

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