Sunday, 28 May 2017

Wardrobe Staples | Faux Leather Jacket


I'm not gonna lie, it took me a while to jump on the (faux) leather jacket bandwagon. I think I always thought I wasn't quite cool enough and that a leather jacket wasn't quite 'me' being the casual soul that I am. Turns out it's actually a pretty handy addition to my wardrobe as it can be worn with a casual outfit (which is me 99% of the time) but can also be worn on an evening with something slightly more dressy. I've worn mine so many times now over jeans and t-shirts, dresses, blouses - the list is endless because it goes with everything bar my faux leather trousers because however much I wish I was, unfortunately I'm not Buffy.

I spent a long time finding a leather jacket that suited me and my style and basically went for the most casual one I could find (obviously). It's from Topshop which I knew wouldn't let me down when I was on my hunt because it's the one shop that never ever fails for me. I love that it doesn't have a collar because it makes it much easier to wear with anything and does make it look a little more casual and I love the quilted detail because who doesn't love anything quilted? The quilting also means that it's super comfortable to wear and we all know I'm all about that comfy life.

A faux leather jacket is perfect for this time of year when it's too warm for a coat, but the weather still hasn't quite made its mind up yet. I was surprised at how warm it actually is as a cover up, which is great for spring and summer evenings when you still want to sit in a pretty beer garden but don't want to pretend you're enjoying yourself when you're actually freezing your socks off.





The rest of my outfit is fairly simple and mostly made up of older pieces. I've felt so much more comfortable shooting older outfits recently - sometimes it feels like there's a certain amount of pressure as a style blogger to constantly have something new and exciting to show, when actually it should also be about what I'm actually wearing day to day because I do have a lot of older clothes in my wardrobe and however it may appear on my Asos account (ahem), I'm not always buying new clothes that I can feature. It finally seems like the right weather to bring out the cropped trousers again (although my legs are so short you can barely tell these are supposed to be cropped) and I've rediscovered this wrap body that I was obsessed with last year as it's super comfortable and looks great tucked into everything. Unfortunately about ten minutes after these pictures were taken I spilt coffee all down it and had to dash home and change before work #glamorous.

Jacket - Topshop (here) | Culottes - Asos (old) | Top - New Look (old) | Trainers - New Look (old)

Are you a leather jacket fan?

Amy x




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  1. My Mum bought me a faux leather jacket as a Christmas gift when I was about 14 and I still have it to this day! I love it because I can dress it up and down, it looks great with a little black dress, and equally cute with jeans and a tshirt! I love your culottes, they really suit you, and you look as effortlessly cool in your photos as ever!

    Abbey 💓 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Yeah that's exactly why I love it so much - such a staple! Thanks so much lovely xx

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  2. I love this outfit, this post is making me want to dig out my faux leather jacket again, I haven't worn it in ages. Faux leather jackets are really convenient because like you said, they actually keep you warm and they make the most simple outfit look interesting (at least that's what I'm thinking when I'm wearing them with black trousers and a black top haha). xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Haha they totally do even all black! You should totally dig it out again :) xx

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  3. What great pictures and such a lovely location too. I didn't think a leather jacket was 'me' or 'my style' either but I'm slowly changing my mind!! Thanks for the ideas and info!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks lovely. I'm sure one would look great on you! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, hope you have a good week x

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  5. I love a good leather jacket - my one was actually the first investment piece I bought with my first salary! I actually think it's important to style old pieces and show that on your blog - otherwise people are constantly encouraged to buy new stuff and be super wasteful with clothes, when what they might already have is perfectly good enough :)

    Curated Theory

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    1. Yes exactly! That's so lovely that you've still got it - obviously a great investment piece and so nice that you bought it with your first salary! xx

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  6. Yay! Glad to see you've jumped on board the leather jacket train; they can be SO handy for throwing on over and outfit to get from A to B - especially in evenings. You wear this jacket well Amy! Have a lovely week :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. So so handy and yeah especially when it gets a little nippy! Thanks gal xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much, have a lovely week xx

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  8. Love these photos and you look great in that jacket. It is definitely the right one for you. Hope you are having a great start to your week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Gemma! Hope you're having a lovely week too xx

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  9. What a lovely outfit, Amy! I hope those coffee stains came out xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Thank you lovely and yes they did thankfully! xx

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  10. GIRL, HOW SASSY DO YOU LOOK? Seriously though, you look incredible in this!!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much you absolute babe <3 xx

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