Silk, Leather, Suede


Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Jacket- All Saints, Dress- Marc by Marc Jacobs, Boots- Via Spiga, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff, Sunglasses- Michael Kors, Earrings- Lou Lou  

I have been waiting to break out my All Saints leather jacket for weeks now, and finally the time has come. This is my favorite piece of outerwear that I own right now, and it’s going into its third season. It’s just such a staple piece in my wardrobe, and worth the investment.

A great piece like a leather jacket will never go out of style, is incredibly versatile, and functional too. This one is a bit more fitted, and a faded black. I love the quilt details on the shoulders and the zippers and buckles on the sleeves. It’s a great item for a more casual look, a work look, or a night out. And it brings so much edge, that effortless, cool girl vibe to pretty much any outfit.

Here I’ve paired it with a bit of a bold piece, a Marc by Marc Jacobs maxi dress with a side slit and a loud colorful splatter print. In the summer I’m able to wear this dress on its own with just a pair of black sandals, but I wanted to up the ante when transitioning into fall. I think that a summer piece like this dress, should be worn in the fall as well, because when paired with the correct complements, we can get the most out of our clothes. Though the leather and the maxi both have equal amounts of characters, I feel like they work really nicely together. The flowy silk softens the toughness of the leather.

To finish off, I went with my current favorite pair of boots, heeled suede booties with gold buckle side detailing. It’s a bit of an unexpected touch to add boots to a maxi, but I actually love this look. It makes a traditionally summer dress appropriate for fall. I enjoy the mix of materials in this outfit, silk, leather, and suede. Because the boots and jacket are black, it’s ok for the dress to be loud. But also, both the jacket and boots have great details that add individualized character. This might be one of the best fall looks I’ve styled yet!