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To build on my thoughts regarding minimalism and maximalism when building a wardrobe, I’m moving beyond using accessories to add interest to a minimalist wardrobe, and onto…umm…harder drugs. I’m enjoying the freedom of going handbag-less, which unfortunately creates a lost opportunity to add a statement piece to an outfit. Some looks just need more oomph, which without adding a handbag, is hard to create. Enter the studded jacket, which just tosses on and instantly adds wow factor to even the simplest of jeans and a tee.
A studded moto jacket is a piece I’ve wanted to add to my wardrobe for a while, and the combination of real leather, stylishly done studded pattern, classic moto design, and a petite-friendly fit made this one a winner. This is also the second piece from Rebecca Minkoff to fit me really well in the shoulder and sleeve.
Aside from my primary usage to up the ante on super simple outfits, this piece will also look amazing over wispy dresses (especially those on-trend boho florals) or feminine lace.
As always, my measurement can be found here, and those for size xxs of this leather jacket can be found below:
Sleeve: 22″ (runs slim)
Full Length: 19″
— Studded Leather Jackets —
- Rebecca Minkoff – the one I’m wearing (size xxs). ← MY PICK
- BlankNYC – muted version by a brand known for its petite-friendly fit & great price.
- Nour Hammour – chic designer option (love the versatile black studs & cropped style).
- ASOS – non-leather version in a comfy cotton.
— Outfit Details —
Jacket Rebecca Minkoff (muted version)
Bra Top Topshop (old) (this season’s version)
Jeans Rag & Bone (this season’s washes)
Shoes Manolo Blahnik (same color) (same heel height)
Watch Nicole Vienna (gifted) (similar)
Belt Dsquared2 (similar)
— Altered —
Edgy and feminine! Love the way this embroidered leather jacket looks cool teamed with heeled pumps.
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I read that this is actually Rounded Pi Day – this year only! Since the number is 3.14159 etc., if you round that you get 3.1416. But as I’m writing this the day is already finished in Britain. Only a century to wait for the next one.