Femme + Fatale

10.21

This fall, leather is everywhere. Leather pants. Leather skirts. Leather boots. Leather jackets.

But unlike the leather trends from seasons’ past, this leather resurgence brings with it an air of sophistication – adding a feminine touch to an otherwise tougher edge.

For those of you (like me) who aren’t quite ready to ditch the blazers and pearls for biker jackets and spikes … this is the perfect compromise.  A detour toward the softer side of leather, with a look that allows you to marry your feminine and fierce foes.

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As I put together this outfit, I wanted to contrast the structure of the jacket with the flowiness of the skirt. It was a way for me to toughen up my generally classic style .

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(didn’t even need a wind machine for this shoot!)

For me this was an excercise in “hybrid fashion”. Taking two completely different vibes, and fusing them together.

I started with a framework that was in my comfort zone, and slowly added pieces that pushed my envelope a bit. In the end, I got to be a little edgy for the day, while still staying true to myself.

What are some of your fashion foes?

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Dress:  Francesca’s (similar here)  //  Jacket: Aldo (similar here)  //  Belt: Banana Republic (similar here)  //  Boots: Forever 21 (similar here)  //  Necklace:  Banana Republic (loving this one)  //  Bag:  Dooney & Bourke  //  Watch: Marc Jacobs  //  Bracelet: Juicy Couture (cute alternative)  //  Rings: Forever 21 & family jeweler (liking these)

3 Comments

  • Reply October 21, 2013

    Danielle

    These pictures are so cute! Love the leather jacket + booties!

    xo,
    Danielle

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