Aeropostale sneakers, Macy's faux leather skirt, BB Dakota jacket, Carolee necklace, Brandy Melville top
Do you ever have one of those days where you throw on 7 different outfits, and none look right? That was me in my closet yesterday, looking for a sophisticated yet edgy look to go out to lunch with my friend in. If you're also like me, you probably have several items of clothing in your closet that are still hanging with the price tags on. That, my friend, is the definition of a true fashionista (and also, a broke one).
This leather skirt has been hanging in my closet for months now, and if I'm right, has actually been in my closet since my Rachael Ray shoot 1 year ago. Tags on and everything, this leather baby had its shining moment yesterday.
I'm not exactly a leather on leather kind of gal, which is why wearing this look and having it actually look fashionable was exhilerating. Rocking two leather pieces in one look is a difficult task, and requires different shades and textures to make a look doable. My top tip is to find a top that contrasts the texture of the leather, like my tight, striped one from Brandy above, that broke up the outfit yet added a pop of color. If you're looking to do a leather jacket on top of a dress, pick leather boots that match the color of your jacket, that way you aren't bordering insanity with a leather overhaul. Every gal should have a basic leather jacket (try Forever 21 or Macy's) and pair of leather boots (brown or black) that you can mix and match with different pieces.
Fashion is all about experimenting, so don't be afraid to play with outfits. They won't all look right: if you don't feel 100%, most likely, you won't look 100% on the outside.