Hello and welcome to the first post in our year-long “Wardrobe Essentials” style series! Each month, I will be featuring one wardrobe essential that you absolutely need in your closet. These wardrobe essentials are exactly that . . . pieces that are essential for you to own to create a highly curated, cohesive and versatile wardrobe. These pieces will NOT be the latest, greatest trendiest piece. Wardrobe Essentials are the foundational items that can be used again and again in new ways.
This month we are going to talk about what could possibly be my favorite Wardrobe Essential — the Leather Jacket.
Why You Need a Leather Jacket
Leather jackets are one of the most versatile pieces that you can have in your wardrobe. They, quite literally, go with everything. Whether you want to dress it up or dress it down, it’s going to totally work. A leather jacket is one of the first pieces I always recommend a client get if they don’t already own one. And, the great thing is that you can grab one in all different price points! Retailers offer real leather and faux/vegan leather options that are designed to fit any price point.
Styles to Consider
When you are purchasing a leather (or faux leather) jacket you can’t go wrong with the classic, moto-style biker jacket. This is definitely going to be your more versatile and classic option. But, it’s not the only option. You can also consider jackets in unique colors, more streamlined and fitted silhouettes, or with different finishes, like distressed or patent leather. Check out the ShopShare TV video that walks you through nine styles you can consider when picking out a leather jacket. Bonus: you can shop each of the jackets featured in the video!
Not sure how to style your leather jacket? Check out some outfit inspo from me and one of my clients. You’ll see leather jackets paired with everything from leggings and body suits to sexy dresses and denim.
You know the drill — let me know how you rock your leather jacket! Don’t have one? Now you know the first wardrobe essential you need to add to your closet.
Stay tuned for our next Wardrobe Essential in February. And, if you don’t feel like waiting that long, grab your copy of my “Wardrobe Essentials + Inventory” eBook, an 8-page workbook that walks you through the essential pieces you need in your wardrobe and helps you inventory what is already in your closet., for $1!
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