The Light Outerwear Edit: Leather Jacket

Like the trench coat, I think a leather jacket is a wardrobe essential and I struggled to find the perfect one. I've bought a few from various high street brands over the years before taking the plunge and purchasing this one from All Saints a few years ago in the Black Friday sale (the 30% discount definitely influenced me). I'd initially considered getting the Balfern style but I didn't like how the hardware on the lapels are black. I wanted a leather jacket with all silver hardware as well as all the bells and whistles of the biker style. Another important thing is that it musn't have epaulettes. This is because I have broad shoulders and I avoid outerwear with epaulettes and shoulder pads as much as possible because they make my shoulders look broader.

When I tried on the Juno style, I instantly fell in love with the design and fit. It's not too long or cropped, it has a slightly loose fit and the arms are just the right length (which is rare when it comes to outerwear on me). Unfortunately, it's not available anymore but the Luna style is very similar. Yes, All Saints' leather jackets are expensive but the leather is buttery soft and the workmanship is good. I don't think a leather jacket will ever go out of style so I'll be able to wear it for many years and get my cost per wear down.

Since the leather jacket looks tough and masculine, I wanted to contrast that with a feminine skirt. The leopard print adds a pop of colour and an element of interest to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. As with outerwear, I go for heels when I wear skirts that are below my knees in order to avoid looking stumpy. These Dune pumps are actually my work heels as they're comfortable after I've broken them in. The mid heel height adds to their wearability and the pointed toe gives an elongating effect.

LÉON - Surround Me

Wearing: All Saints leather jacket (similar) / COS t-shirt / Mango skirt / Céline sunglasses (similar) / H&M necklace (similar) / Dune heels (similar)