Can you tell how cold I am in these pictures? It was freezing the day we these photos were taken. The funny thing was, we had planned to do an indoor photo shoot, but due to some logistics, we had to move things elsewhere. I’m sure the clenched fists give it away. The things style bloggers to do for outfit shoots!
Wearing: Cupcakes and Cashmere faux leather jacket (similar) | LOFT long sleeve tee | Lululemon pants | Ann Taylor boots (old, heard great things about these boots) | Tory Burch tote | Ray-Ban aviators
I’m back with this Cupcakes & Cashmere faux leather jacket, which I shared a couple of months ago. You might remember me saying that I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but now I think a faux leather jacket is a much needed closet staple. Because of this, I wanted to share three tips that make styling a faux leather jacket easy breezy.
How to Style a Faux Leather Jacket
1. Pair edgy and feminine.
A faux leather jacket looks great with a dress. I think floral is the best option. It adds a slight edge to a feminine, girly outfit. Instead of reaching for your denim jacket, try a faux leather jacket. It has the same versatility, but is a slightly edgier style that looks great a day in the city or a night out on the town.
2. Go for contrasting textures.
When styling the rest of the outfit, play around with different textures. To make it easy, think about fabrics that are typically incorporated into faux leather jackets. Cotton looks great. Denim is a no-brainer. While a leather jacket and leather shoes work well, I wouldn’t mix a faux leather jacket with faux leather pants.
3. Be careful when wearing it to work.
In some offices, a faux leather jacket may not be appropriate. If you love the look of faux leather, consider incorporating it into your outfit in other ways, like a pencil skirt (not too tight). Be wary of how you style it, and if you find yourself staring too long in the mirror, take the blazer to work and swap it out for the faux leather jacket for after work drinks!
Photos by Yenma K. Photography