TREND: Nothing Says Love like Leather

When the temperatures start dropping in Iowa City, students start rocking their cold weather uniforms to class. This typically consists of a zip-up North Face jacket, sweatpants, sweatshirt, and the ever popular UGG boot. So, this Thanksgiving break, why not spice things up a bit? 

This Fashionista is a perfect example of what to wear when kicking off the holiday season. She pairs knit tights with a cotton dress, slouchy boots, and lastly a leather (possibly pleather) jacket. 

My favorite part of her stylish ensemble is, of course, the jacket. Not only does it break away from the North Face rut but it also dresses up whatever she wears underneath it. Another great aspect of the lovely leather outerwear is the color. An earthly brown or tan color, like this Fashionista's, gives off a casual vibe and is perfect for turkey day with the family. At the same time, a jacket in black is great for an edgier look to rock on a night out back on campus. 

Another thing I love about her look is the match between her boots and jacket. Usually, I am not one for putting things together by color. However, today I am making an exception. By matching your top and bottom half, you can experiment with your look in between. For example, this Fashionista uses blue gray and white to offset jacket and boots. I encourage you to getting a little crazier. Try pairing a black jacket with matching Mary Jane style heels and socks (yes, I said socks. Trust me) over tights, and an oversized tunic

Hint: Check out Express's selection of leather jackets, they're a great idea for your holiday wish list!

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