My suede moto jacket is hands down one the best purchases I’ve made in the last 12 months. For the under $200 price point, BlankNYC’s suede jacket is definitely the best option on the market right now. The fit is absolute perfection (for sizing reference: I’m generally an xs or small in most jackets and I’m wearing the xs here.) And the genuine suede feels soft and luxurious – while still maintaining its structure.
Since I purchased my jacket, BlankNYC has restocked it in about 10 different colors (including a super wearable tan). Nordstrom sells eight colors, and you can find additional colors that are exclusive to Bloomingdales and Revolve.
I thought it would be fun to show you four ways to style this jacket, in case you’re considering purchasing one or something similar for yourself.
Here are three additional ways to style a suede moto jacket. In all of these outfits, I styled my burgundy jacket – but they would look just as beautiful with the tan version or even green or powder blue if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous.
I wore this romper at some point during the day every day this weekend. We’re taking Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. It got to the point where Carter looked at me and went “You’re wearing that thing AGAIN?” His response the first time he saw it was “You look cute!” so clearly my outfit was getting a little old. Whoops.
It’s also worth noting that my entire outfit together (excluding my necklace) cost less than $80 thanks to all the major sales that are going on right now. So I guess you could say I’ve already gotten my money’s worth.
Outfit details: J Crew Factory hat, sandals and bracelet (all on sale now!) Old Navy romper (40% off with code ‘SUNSHINE’.) Etsy necklace (you can’t see in the photos but it says “Mrs. Beyl,” a thoughtful bridal shower gift from my Maid of Honor.)
I have two back-to-back trips planned with girlfriends for this weekend and next so I made sure Carter and I snuck in a date night last weekend. On Saturday we headed over to North Williams neighborhood where he spends most of his time during the work week (but I’ve barely been before) and enjoyed a casual meal and brew at Lompoc.
The rest of the weekend was spent organizing our file system at home (exciting stuff!) and drinking wine with friends. I fell asleep before 10 on our couch both nights and Carter had to carry me to bed.
I think we’re really starting to feel like an old married couple… And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sure, I mixed a handful of trends here, conveniently making it possible to embrace alliteration in the title of this post – but the real star of this outfit is definitely that leopard coat.
I actually bought it for myself over a year ago, but have only recently had the confidence to wear it with any regularity. I think having it tailored a few months ago made all the difference. It was a simple job: I shortened it a few inches and took in the sleeves, so now I don’t feel like the coat is wearing me instead of the other way around. I’m guessing taller girls don’t have that problem. Do you ever alter pieces so that they fit you better?
Although I still maintain that leopard IS a neutral and can be worn with pretty much anything, I played it safe with this outfit and paired the coat with black and white. I’ve also been wearing it with jeans and a blouse or tee shirt. So I swear, it really is versatile. In case you missed it, I blogged about more ways to wear leopard here.
If you’re not ready to commit to wearing an all-over (fake) fur coat, something like this is a nice, less-flashy, but equally stylish alternative.
I apologize for not having exact links to many of the pieces I’m wearing in this outfit. Pretty much everything is from last season, but here are a few of this season’s similar pieces that will help you achieve the same look…
Ps. On an unrelated note, the more I look at these photos, the more I’m reminded how much I miss my long blonde hair. Le sigh.