I collect jackets like other women collect high heals. I'm not picky. I love them all — moto, leather, jean, military, bomber, suede, blazers. While my favorite is still a good, worn in jean jacket, I have been really getting into leather jackets. I have three different ones in black, grey and a deep teal color.
In my opinion, jackets are the accessory that tie outfits together. My niece always like to tell me "take your jacket, stay awhile" and I always try to explain the jacket isn't for warmth, it's part of the aesthetic. One day she'll understand.
As I've said a million times before, jackets have the ability to either dress an outfit up or make one more casual. For instance, if I pair my leather jacket with my maroon velvet dress, a choker and maybe some sheer black tights with a pair of flats, I am ready for dinner or drinks. I can take that same outfit, switch out the solid tights for a pattern, and my black vans and a jean jacket, I'm ready for a fun trip to the museum or maybe a coffee date with some friends.
I recently got a bomber jacket from Torrid and I wasn't sure it was going to be a versatile piece like my other jackets, but I finally figured out a way to wear it casually and a little more dressy.
The first time I wore it, I paired it with a simple white tee, black leggings and my vans. And the other day I wore it over a long sleeve burgundy shirt with a velvet skirt. (Yes, I realize I have a velvet and deep red obsession. It's fine.)
Here are some other jackets I've been obsessed with lately:
Lace-Trimmed Bomber Jacket, $60
Lace Lapel Blazer, $65
These are both part of their buy one, get one free sale!
Washed Jersey Moto Jacket, $36
On sale and available in all sizes but 00 and 6.
Denim Floral Hooded Anorak Jacket, $80
Available in all sizes but 0 and perfect for spring!
Who What Wear Puff Sleeve Blazer, $43
Available in all sizes from x to 4x
A New Day Gold Moto Jacket, $35
Available in all sizes from x to 4x and I need this is my life, asap!
These are just a few jackets I've found from some of the stores I shop most. I know these will fit without needing to try them on first so I know I can order them online. One of my goals fro 2018 is to start shopping from new stores. Send me your favorites!