#AW16 Staple Styling: The Leather Jacket (Part 1)

chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-5

Whilst all of use here in the southern hemisphere are approaching Spring & Summer, I know that a lot of you guys in North America/UK/Europe are actually going into Autumn/Winter (lucky ducks!). Now I don’t want that when you guys read my blog that you feel completely disconnected from the photos, so I’ve actually accumulated several of my A/W2016 looks to publish in the next few weeks.

Initially I just wanted to incorporate them into my blog on a weekly basis, but to make things interesting I thought I would publish it in bi-weekly Inspo every fortnightly… confused? Me too. Basically this week I’ll be uploading two looks on how to style a Autumn/Winter staple – such as this faux leather Jacket! Then next weekI will post a spring look/handbag review/beauty review/etc. Does that make sense?

Now I know it’s a bit all over the place, but hopefully you guys will get the gist. Also I’m going to try and make my posts more scheduled, with posts every Tues & Fridays (+ Sun if I’m feeling extra productive)

So lets talk more about “the leather jacket”

If you guys have seen my birthday wishlist, I’m lusting after the All Saints Balfern Jacket so bad. And in actual fact, I did actually purchase it for myself but ordered the wrong style. Now that jacket costs a pretty penny, but the fit was amazing. If you guys know how much I ended up buying for my birthday, you can understand why I’ve held of re-ordering it, but it’s definitely still up there on my wishlist. A leather jacket (whether real leather or faux leather) is an absolute must in any wardrobe, and there’s nothing that screams AW like a leather jacket! So if you haven’t bought one yet, what are you doing! Get one!

chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-16chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-duo-1

So let’s talk a little bit about this outfit. This is typically a “grab & go” look for me. That is skinny jeans, flats, sweatshirt & leather jacket. Go with a neutral colour palette, add your favourite bag, and you’re out the door. It’s not meant to be fussy, nor is it mean to be super chic. It’s just a casual, easy outfit that anyone can pull off time and time again! Of course it wouldnt be “me” if I didnt have my coloured poufs to go with it which just adds the perfect amount of fun to the look!

chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-6 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-7 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-9 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-11 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-13 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-15 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-17chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-22

Outfit Details:

FAUX LEATHER JACKET: FOREVER NEW | SWEATSHIRT: BONDS | RIPPED JEANS: COTTON ON | FLATS: TARGET | BAG: CHANEL SQUARE MINI FLAP

SHOP SIMILAR So, what do you guys think? Excited? Confused? Looking forward to it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! xo

Not so typically spring.

balenciaga_city_rundlemall-22

Spring is among us, and what better way to celebrate that by wearing… black! I know what you’re all thinking… that it’s not the most spring-appropriate colour, but I’ve been dying to wear this top and now that it’s warming up I can actually wear it without having to wear anything on top! Of course I bring a blazer “just in case”, but it has been so free-ing to wear some shorter sleeve shirts. And this one in particular I love the bell sleeve detail that I’m still not sick of, and I can actually finally wear it without having to hide the sleeves under a blazer!

Oh and did I mention this was my Balenciaga bag’s first big day out? Oh yes, it was. And she was perfect. Can you believe that inside that bag right now is actually a 13 inch macbook pro! Such an amazingly functional and rocker chic bag, I can help but feel cool everytime I wear her!

balenciaga_city_rundlemall-9 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-32balenciaga_city_rundlemall-17balenciaga_city_rundlemall-6balenciaga_city_rundlemall-18 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-duo1balenciaga_city_rundlemall-19 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-duo2balenciaga_city_rundlemall-23 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-34 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-45balenciaga_city_rundlemall-36 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-42 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-40balenciaga_city_rundlemall-49 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-51 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-62balenciaga_city_rundlemall-52 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-64 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-63 balenciaga_city_rundlemall-duo4balenciaga_city_rundlemall-66balenciaga_city_rundlemall-74

Outfit Details:

COAT: ASOS | BELL SLEEVE TOP: BOOHOO | STRAIGHT LEG JEANS: TOPSHOP | STRAP SANDALS: MANGO | BAG: BALENCIAGA CITY METALLIC EDGE

SHOP SIMILAR:

So tell me guys, what clothing item are you excited to wear now that it’s warming up?

Weekend smart-casual

Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa

A favourite go-to look of mine is actually a casual take on my work “uniform”. I quoted uniform because technically there isnt a uniform for work, but more a dress code. However a for days when I just want to look smart but comfortable, I often pair a some print or textured trouser with a sweater. Easy, classic and not to mention comfortable.

This look is definately inspired by that, but by teaming a classicaly corporate trouser pants with a fun and casual sweater, I’m able to transition my work-wear style for the weekend. I’ve completed the look with a nice pair of statement earrings, and heel to again take it away from the workplace and to a more weekend appropriate look. Its honestly such a simple look, but is perfect for those lazy days where you still want to look put together.

Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa The Loose Caboose Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra AlexaLouis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa IMG_2681Louis Vuitton LV Speedy 30 DE Damier Ebene Aquazzurra Alexa

Outfit Details
SWEATER: COTTON ON | PANTS: DOTTI | SHOES: WITTNER | EARRINGS: H&M | BAG: LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 30

SHOP SIMILAR