Leather Weather

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Say what? I know Caroline has done a great job this week talking about getting us ready for Spring Break and if you haven’t already  go check out her blog posts here and here. She has us covered in what to wear for our swimsuit needs.

But, Pippa Middleton shows us how to rock leather for spring which is a trend I love.  Fourteen years ago I bought a lightweight tan leather jacket to celebrate my daughter’s birth (BTW a jacket is a great purchase after giving birth because goodness knows you aren’t buying leather pants after childbirth) So any event I still have that leather jacket and wear it every Spring. The point is a leather jacket is something everyone should invest in. You are still going to have those cool nights when you need some coverage.

There are several options you can go with, but just remember that sometimes you get what you pay for. The jacket I bought 14 years ago certainly was a splurge but the cost per use is minimal. If you want a lower price option, no worries, it just might not last as long but leather is made much better than it was in the past and even the cheaper options hold up well.

I love this Vince Leather short sleeve jacket. It is just divine. I bought the long sleeve version when it went on sale after Christmas and I’ve already worn it a ton. This short sleeve jacket can be worn with a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt depending on the temperature. I’m going to wear it with a pencil skirt for work and a pair of jeans for the weekend.

This BB Dakota jacket at $105.00 is one of the cheaper versions but you would never know it by the look and feel. This faux leather in the pale gray color is a great buy for your Spring wardrobe. It comes in a dark gray color as well and at this price no reason why you can’t buy both of them.

Ok so I know this isn’t leather but check out this beautiful Rebecca Minkoff jacket made of neoprene. The baby blue is actually a good neutral that can be paired with a number of colors including your grays, navy and white. Plus Rebecca Minkoff is having a sale with the more you buy the more you save. Check out this suede Moto jacket in lavender. Ooh figuring out how to get my hands on it. Just glorious and it screams Spring.

Banana Republic is even bringing it with this leather bomber jacket with the grommets. The distressed  charcoal color is nice change from black and like the Vince jacket can be worn to work and out on the town.

Can we talk about this goat suede wrap jacket by Intermix. For the life of me I don’t know why this jacket is still available but grab it while you can. On sale marked down from $595.00 to $119.00 you have nothing to lose and this blush color is the perfect hint of Spring.

The point is you still have time to wear leather. Even in the warmer months it is a look that you will wear for years to come. Look at me, I’m still talking about my leather jacket I bought 14 years ago.

xo

Martha

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