Waking up so very tired today after trying to stay up late enough to hear the election results (didn’t make it) and then Jordan still hasn’t gotten the memo about Daylight Savings. So much for that extra hour of sleep! I know so many of our country is stunned and saddened right now and so many others still have hope for our future. It feels like this election lasted an eternity and I’m grateful for the finality. I’m also an eternal optimist and will just say, “I know everything’s gonna be alright.” I’m still just trying to figure out how to appropriately and sensitively answer all of my curious son’s questions. When I tried to explain the electoral college to him last night, he flatly said, “I don’t get it.” #yourenotalonekid
You might be ready for a distraction from all the emotional drama, so today kicks off a 3-day series I put together for you – 3 Must Have Fall Jackets. These three are the jackets I find myself reaching for time and time again and mix and match from my closet all the time: 1) a faux leather jacket; 2) a military jacket; and 3) a jean jacket. I’ll share my picks for quality affordable versions of each, along with ways to style them over the next few days.
Let’s get started with the oh so chic, faux leather jacket. This faux leather jacket is super chic, comes in black and brown and has over 600 positive reviews. It’s also under $100! I have it in both brown and black, as you’ll see below. Be warned, however, that it runs small- I would normally buy an XS, but in this jacket Small fit me perfectly. I’m 5’1, about 105 pounds.
I first wanted to show you how you can pair your jacket with black jeans since we tend to always see them with blue denim. I’m wearing my fave crop skinny jeans, but they hit at my ankle since I’m so short. It was warmer the day I photographed this outfit, so I’m in heels, but black boots would also look great with this outfit.
The long sleeve top is lightweight, comes in a ton of colors, and is only $25. I love them for layering in the Fall. It runs true to size, I’m in XS.
You can add visual interest to your outfit with a bit of pattern and I chose leopard in the clutch and the scarf, but also showed you how you could pick and choose between the two and carry a grey clutch.
Leather jackets are a wonderful investment to your wardrobe. I have a red one from Gap and it still looks and wears as well as it did when I bought it over 15 years ago!
That's the thing about a good one! They'll last forever!
Love all these looks and I'm excited to see the next 2 installments!
Thanks Megan! Hope they give you some wardrobe inspiration!
Love the all black look with the pop of leopard. I need to invest in a new leather jacket this year.
My leopard clutch is getting used so much too! That was a good purchase!