Wednesday 1/10 • Remember how yesterday I had major outfit inspiration around a mini skirt and a big ol’ leather jacket? But my plan was foiled because of the weather?
Often when that happens, all that inspo gets forgotten underneath a pile of mental to-dos and such.
Well, not this time! I’ve started a little note on my phone called Outfit Seeds and I make notes immediately when I feel inspired. It doesn’t even have to be a fully formed outfit idea — partial ideas are very welcome. Like “red and charcoal grey” or “red claw clip on canvas bag.” (Okay yeah I’m really into red right now.) This in-the-moment note taking has become a vital practice in my personal style journey. Especially since I’ve found that fashion inspiration comes in waves — I’ll have an avalanche of fresh ideas for a few days, then nothing for weeks.
So I pulled out my Outfit Seeds this morning, remembered this gem of an idea, and crossed my fingers that the weather forecast would match the outfit — and it did! SUCCESS! I love this look so much! The sporty little skirt and big leather jacket have the best tension with each other! I think it works well because these two contrasting textures are tied together in color — both black.
This vintage leather bomber is still my best vintage find to date. I found it in the dead of summer, a few years back. It was WAY too hot to be buying a leather jacket, but I knew I couldn’t leave it. It came with a not-so-lovely smell, but I was able to get it out over the course of about 4 months. (You can read about that process here.)
If you’re in the market for a leather jacket, I’d recommend trying vintage first. You can get such good quality, often for a good price. But if you haven’t had any luck secondhand, I’ve also gathered up a nice round up of similar jackets, ranging from $65-$125.
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Vintage Leather Jacket | Similar: Nordstrom Faux Leather Bomber & DIISH Hutton Leather Bomber & Steve Madden Fiorella Faux Leather Jacket & Revolve Lioness Kenny Bomber & Revolve Superdown Ariel Bomber
Aritzia Cozy Fleece Boyfriend Boxy Zip Hoodie (wearing M)
Alo Grand Slam Tennis Skirt (wearing XS)
Madewell Sculptural Droplet Statement Earrings (also available in gold)
James Avery Foxtail Chain Necklace (wearing 18in)
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