Monochromatic Black & Grey

Jessica Sturdy of the fashion-focused lifestyle blog, Bows & Sequins, wearing a leather moto jacket with a fur collar, a grey cashmere tee shirt, dark grey skinny jeans, and flat black ankle booties in Chicago.

I picked up this black moto jacket (only $100!) back in October and I’ve gotten so much more use out of it than I ever expected. The faux fur collar is removable, which makes it extra versatile. I wore it almost every day when I was in Japan! I’m kind of a snob about faux leather looking too, well… faux. But the quality of this one is amazing! It’s pretty thick and doesn’t look plastic-y at all. I’m willing to bet you’d think it was real leather (and potentially even real fur) at first glance! But nope, they’re both vegan. 😉 (I love whoever came up with that term for synthetic fabrics!)

Bows & Sequins wearing a leather moto jacket with a removable faux fur collar, grey jeans, and flat black ankle booties in Chicago.

Most days, I love injecting at least a little bit of color or sparkle into my outfits. But then there are days where I just want to dress is black and grey and look like more of a badass than I actually am. 😂 This outfit is definitely a bit edgier than I typically tend to dress, but it’s fun to switch it up sometimes! I 💯% dress to my current mood… And sometimes it’s a little more downtown than uptown.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a black leather moto jacket with a faux fur collar, a grey J.Crew cashmere tee shirt, dark grey skinny jeans, and black Ray-Ban aviators.

When I’m styling a monochromatic outfits, switching up the shades and textures is usually key to keep it from looking too.. plain? boring? Not sure what the word is I’m looking for, but I think creating some visual variety is best! I tried to incorporate some juxtaposition in this outfit with the different shades of grey, my soft cashmere tee shirt and faux fur collar against the edgy leather jacket, and a little pop of shimmer with my metallic clutch. My go-to black sunglasses looked a bit too ‘heavy’ with this, so I opted for a lightweight pair of black aviators instead!

Bows & Sequins wearing a faux leather moto jacket with grey skinny jeans in Chicago.

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that green is my favorite color to wear. I just saw they now make this must-have moto jacket in a green (faux) leather with a black faux fur (removable) collar. And it’s still $100. Can’t decide if I should place the order or not… Thinking no since I already have a green leather jacket, but it’s totally a different shade of green. And green is the color of the year! (I could literally talk myself into anything when it comes to shopping… 😬)

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of grey cuffed skinny jeans with a pair of flat black pointed toe booties.

I’ve been so surprised at how much I’ve worn these boots lately, too! (Seriously almost every day in Japan!) I thought the pointed toe and low heel would be hard to pull off, but it’s really not. They look great with black jeans, grey jeans, and even regular blue jeans! You can tuck your super skinny jeans right into the boot, or cuff them up a little bit for a little something different.

Jessica Sturdy, Chicago-based fashion and travel blogger, wearing a Topshop leather jacket, grey jeans, and Marc Fisher booties.

Get the Look…

Topshop Faux Leather Moto Jacket
J.Crew Cashmere Tee Shirt
Old Navy Grey Jeans (on sale!)
Marc Fisher Ankle Booties (also available here, here, & here)
Milly Metallic Clutch (old; similar splurge, similar steal)
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses
Coach Stainless Steel Watch (very old, like circa 2007; similar here)

Bows & Sequins wearing a monochromatic black and grey outfit: black leather moto jacket, grey sweater, dark grey skinny jeans, and a metallic gunmetal clutch.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of black ankle booties in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a leather moto jacket with a removable faux fur collar.

Bows & Sequins styling a monochromatic grey and black outfit in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a pair of black Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses with a leather moto jacket.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Topshop faux leather moto jacket with a removable fur collar.

Bows & Sequins styling a black and grey outfit for the fall and winter in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of flat black pointed toe booties in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins styling a moto jacket and grey skinny jeans for fall in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins styling a black leather moto jacket with a faux fur removable collar in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of dark gray skinny jeans for fall and winter in Chicago.

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7 Comments

  1. 12.13.16
    Charlotte commented:

    This is such a great look on you, Jess! Between that jacket, the boots and the cool AF aviators, you’ve knocked it out of the park.

  2. 12.13.16
    Diana Pearl commented:

    really love this casual look! so cute. i totally agree re: vegan as a word for faux leather/fur/etc. makes it sound so fancy 😉

  3. 12.13.16
    Natali commented:

    Perfectly styled, rock n’roll outfit!

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  4. 12.15.16
    Jill commented:

    Thank you for promoting vegan clothing!! No animal should die for our fashion!

  5. 12.28.16
    Mary Kate commented:

    This look is so cute! Your hair looks flawless as always. I recently purchased a leather jacket but have been hesitant to wear it – think this post just gave me the inspo to do so!

  6. 2.22.17
    Aline Brodbeck commented:

    Moto jacket + grey skinny jeans is a great combo.

    Aline Brodbeck
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