STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Transitional Leather

While fashion trends are infamous for being in constant flux and always changing at a moment’s notice, some pieces just never go out of style. Crisp, clean-lined dress shirts, classic peacoats and a pair of great Louboutin pumps are just some of the items that last year after year. Another one of these staples is the indisputable snug-fit leather jacket. Gone are the days when only bikers donned this look; leather jackets have unquestionably become of the easiest and most versatile blessings to our wardrobes.

 This Fashionista shows just how a little leather can go a long way. Topped over a chic all-black ensemble, her look is understated, yet stunning. The jacket, in a beautiful cream tone, is the perfect counterpart to her ruffled, feminine dress. Not too tough and not too tender, she shows how a simple juxtaposition of styles can make for a memorable outfit. And, while the weather here in North Carolina has not quite warmed up to sandal season yet, the choice to go with a pair of black riding boots is certainly an appropriate one.

Now, if any of you are like me, finding a quality leather jacket is much easier said than done. With so many different cuts, colors and brands out there, finding the one that complements your style aesthetic can be frustrating. For spring, I would definitely recommend one in a lighter shade – white, cream or camel. I highly recommend Topshop's leather saddle stitch jacket. Everything from the neutral tan tone to the pleated epaulette make this a piece that you could turn to for any occasion. Pair it with a floral maxi dress for a lunch out with your friends or a black mini and your favorite heels for a night out on the town. Other recommendations would be this Miss Sixty faux leather jacket or Kenna-T leather moto jacket, both of which are from Nordstrom. So, store away your cardigans and invest in a great leather jacket. It's powerful, yet subtle, glamorous, yet chic – all that us Fashionistas should aspire to be.

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