Incorporating Leather Into Your Pre-Fall Wardrobe
Fall fashion season is almost here, and I can barely contain my excitement! Soon enough, we will be wearing our favorite boots, jackets, and sweaters on rotation. Though I traditionally associate wearing leather with brisk fall weather (aka leather weather), I've already started to wear my favorite moto jackets during the cooler summer days. The following are some of the tips and tricks I have picked up to break out my favorite leather pieces in the pre-fall months.
1. Wear your moto-jacket with a feminine dress. For my first look, I paired a delicate lace dress with this gorgeous embroidered moto jacket by BLANKNYC. Keeping things light and breathable on the bottom half of my outfit allowed me to offset the bulk and structure of the jacket creating a perfect balance between femininity and edge. With the golden light of the setting sun, this outfit was ideal for casually frolicking in overgrown fields of wildflowers. I highly recommend it.
2. Try a suede moto jacket. Though traditional leather adds an element of edge to any look, I've also been loving the sophistication a structured suede jacket can create. While leather can be on the heavier side, suede is lightweight enough to wear in the late summer months. This jacket, also by BLANKNYC, is sure to be one of my staple pieces for fall. The color along with the luxurious texture gives it a vintage-inspired vibe, and layering it over even the most basic of pieces makes for a polished look.
3. Break out the ankle booties. Since even in the Midwest, the weather won't be cool enough to wear our favorite riding boots and OTKs for a couple of months, ankle booties will have to do for now. In both looks, I wore flat leather ankle booties by Frye, a brand that has become my go-to for boots. Last year, I invested in four pairs, and I have yet to find another brand with the quality and comfort to match. Though the price can be overwhelming, keep an eye out for sales and coupon promotions in department stores like Macy's or Boston Store. Plus, the impeccable quality promises for years of wear. I love the way these particular ankle boots look paired with a short aline dress. Wearing dresses with shorter hemlines showcases your legs, while ankle booties keep the look casual enough for everyday wear.
Are you as excited for leather weather as I am? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. Please check out Colleen Kubiak who took these incredible photos! Colleen is a Milwaukee based photographer who is passionate about capturing authentic moments and creating experiences for her clients. Her work is truly stunning, and I would highly recommend her for any portraiture shots you are looking to have done! Follow her on Instagram here, and visit her website to see more of her dreamy aesthetic.
Photo Credit: Collen Kubiak
Embroidered Jacket: BLANKNYC | White Dress: Free People | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here) | Boots: Frye (similar here) | Suede Jacket: BLANKNYC | Black Top: Urban Outfitters | Chevron Skirt: Free People | Watch: Michael Kors