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What Do I Wear?!?! The Leather Jacket

What Do I Wear?!?! The Leather Jacket

“Everyone should have a great leather jacket in their wardrobe. It is perfect to wear with a T-shirt and jeans and great pair of high tops.” ~ Brad Goreski 


It gets colder and the leather breaks out.

As a kid wearing leather was always edgy. It was the rule-breakers who wore it. Bikers and motorcyclists. The rebels without a cause. Think Johnny from Grease. You would occasionally catch the cool kids rocking one on television ah la AC Slater, dimples and all. Leather was that accessory you coveted, but also brushed aside as something that was to daring, especially a girl from a small town. Yet, as I grew older, it transitioned from that girl is cray-cray to an edgy chic must have fashion statement.


Leather pants were an actual thing every day people could wear, not just the rock stars playing air guitar and splitting their pants. Leggings were not just for workout fiends but actually being made from leather and everyone had a leather jacket. It wasn’t just a trend for only a select few, but one for everyone!


I bought my (faux- I should add, only way I role with my leather, peeps!) leather jacket at H&M completely on a whim. I admit, I rarely shop there. While they are trendy and their prices are cheap, for the quality it actually doesn’t end up being bang for my buck. A few wears and the clothes falls apart. No thank you!

Yet I found myself curiously walking into the 86th and Lex store one September day. As I was browsing, I came across a jacket that was on sale and it called to me. At first I was unsure. I knew it was going to fall apart. As I looked at the price and all the gorgeous zippers it was like a billboard flashing in my face: “Buy me!” It seemed to yell. I caved to that voice, deciding I couldn’t just leave it and bought the jacket. is still my trusty companion five years later. Getting me through Fall daily, as well as when I am being basic, freezing my derriere off because I need a dressy jacket in the heart of Winter.


// Jacket: H&M // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Dress: Anthropologie // Leggings: Lulu Lemon // Boots: Aldo // 

I wear it with everything from jeans, to dresses, to black tie. It is that staple in my closet that effortlessly adds that edgy chicness without having to stress whether it matches. Some how leather matches with everything!


//Jacket: H&M // Tunic: Anthropologie // Scarf and leggings: Lululemon // Boots: Aldo // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // 

One of the reasons I love this jacket so much, is that it has a ton of zippers, I have always been that girl that loves that extra pizazz whether it is zippers, grommets, or even a distressed look and this jacket has it! It is also the perfect length. Not to short, but also not ridiculously long on my legal little person body.


While I have accumulated several more since this first foray into the chic wild side, their is something timeless about having a simple basic black leather jacket. Not to mention it has surprisingly held up over the years!


What do you think of leather? Are you a lover or a hater? Do you have a leather jacket you love?



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K.M. Sutton

I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

15 thoughts on “What Do I Wear?!?! The Leather Jacket

  1. The second to last photo is amazing!! You make me smile every single time I get on your blog ❤ I love my leather jacket which I have for years now. They never get old so I don’t think I’ll have to buy one ever again 😉 xx great post my love xx

    1. Awe thank you so much beauty! You just put the biggest smile on MY face and made my day! Thank you so much for your sweet words! I am glad you enjoy my blog.
      They really don’t and they are such a fashion staple! Thank you so much beauty! And thank you for being such an amazing reader and blogging friend! I hope you have an amazing day! <3

    1. Awe thank you beauty! I had fun taking these! I really want a grey leather jacket! I almost got one from Anthropologie, but they sold out of it quickly 🙁 I hope you have an amazing day beauty! <3

        1. I would too! One of these days I will get a grey jacket! ;p It is! I have a tan one that has studs on it (a bit more dressy) and I love pulling it out and rocking it! Thanks beautY! I hope you are too! <3

  2. YAASSS GIRL! WORK ITTT. That jacket was made for you… and these pictures are AH MAY ZING!!!!! love everything about this. You seriously below in SF… everyone here is obsessed with their leather jackets 😉 Muah!

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