|Kate of course.|
Have I said this before? I just adore fall! The weather, back to school and the rebooting of the home and getting closets refreshed too. Now that I have a bit of freedom again I had a chance to shop a bit. I'm not keen on buying a lot of new fall clothes when it still feels like summer, but I like to peruse the offerings! I think it pays to wait to buy things in October or even November when we start to really need them and they are often discounted by then. In the back to school spirit though, and after purging the closets, I like to get one or two new things that will work for fall.
Something that's been on my radar for is a motorcycle jacket. One benefit to suffering the chilly summer weather on our Europe trip was the chance to see the stylish European gals in their cold weather clothes. It seemed all the cute girls (I still want to look like a cute girl), had fitted motorcycle jackets and were just very cool. I loved how stylish this gal in London above was and the mom in Amsterdam below.
|Copenhagen Cycle Chic|
My first reaction to leather jackets is been there, done that. Having worn one a few years ago, okay um, maybe decades, not so appealing. However, many of these new style jackets are not leather, in fact many are polyurethane of some sort mixed with stretch material often on the arms and sides. It makes for a chic fitted and more moveable look. You cannot tell either until you look at the price tag. Seriously, they feel and look quite real. They are much less expensive and best part to me, vegan! Wearing a big piece of leather is almost kind of creepy to me now. So when someone sniffs and asks is that real leather, you can put on a shocked face and say,"Oh no, it's vegan. I wouldn't dream of wearing leather!" :D
Hate selfies and not good at them, but here's what I found:
Trying this simpler style with a longer shirt under and distressed jeans. These jeans are Rich and Skinny brand (don't I wish) and they have been my faves all summer. Super comfy.
A tan version. This one has more pockets and details- also zip sleeves that can be cuffed back.
Adding boots and scarves to see if this will work for winter as well.
The good news in the shopping department is that if you get out there now, there's some darling offerings for pretty good prices. A pal and I ran across these jackets at TJ Maxx this week, and also spotted a some at Nordstrom and just about everywhere. At these prices, $39 for the black and $49 for the tan, I may keep both and give my wardrobe a little more rock n'roll for fall. At my age, it could be better than botox. (And no I haven't gone that route yet!! Two years away from 50 and still holding out.)
Dress like you have some style mojo, have a fabulous haircut and color and it will do more for you than all the fillers out there. You know? At least that's what I have seen of the women I admire.
What's your thoughts on these little jackets? A fan or not? And what about, "pleather" or whatever they are calling the new vegan versions of these?
To get you inspired. . .
|link Reese in a jacket similar to the black one I found. Perfect for dressy nights.|
|Lost the link for this is anyone knows. I find this darling with the tough jacket/sweet dress.|
|SJP via Daily Mail|
|link Love everything about this!|
|link Perfect summer/fall transition look.|
|Blake Lively via Pinterest. A rerun, but I adore this look.|
|Harper and Harley This isn't short, but this is so cute.|
One thing that makes the shorter jackets work is the longer tops underneath, so you get a layered and more modern look.
|Sara Strand blog This mix of heel, baseball hat and jacket just adorbs.|
|models on the street|
The mix of tennis shoes like converse or vans with the jackets is fresh.
More links and images available on my Pinterest Board Thinking About Fall Already. . .