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!)
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.
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!
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… 😬)
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.
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)