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 version) Vest Banana Republic (old) (similar & similar) Shirt 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
Gorgeous look! Loving the leather on you – it definitely is styled in a very “you” way with the tweed vest! I love it!
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. :)
Wow! That jacket looks fantastic on you. I can’t imagine it as a vest (too rocker?) but the jacket rocks.
Haha. You look way better than an “old Italian man.” Can’t wait to see how you dress the sleeveless jacket.
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 :)