P.S. Did you notice the name change? The past “busy and crazy” year shaped my style into a new look and made me realize that I outgrew what I branded the last blog as. We’re allowed to outgrow and end chapters of our lives, right? You’ll start to notice darker looks and a lot less pastels.
Anyways, my favorite part of any outfit is the second layer, which is usually my statement piece within an ensemble. I believe, the two best investments one can make regarding clothing are jackets/coats and footwear. Personally, I prefer suede over leather.
What’s the difference? Leather is made from the outside of a hide that has been tanned, while suede is made from the treated inside of the hide. Suede is made from a hide that has been split, with the softer, velvet-like underside. Both leather and suede are always in style, but I love the textured look that suede provides an outfit to make it eye-catching, while still maintaining that soft to-the-touch feel.
This particular jacket by BLANKNYC comes in multiple colors, but I chose the dark green because it’s not as common as the burgundy or black. It’s moto-inspired silhouette makes it a must-have in any closet.
Another current trend are distressed hemlines. This trend started during the winter, but has proven to be strong enough to trend through spring and summer. These JOE’S Jeans that I received through Stitch Fix have been my current go-to pair of black skinnies. Their fit is to-die-for and their hemline provides an extra-dose of edge.
Photography: Kristine Cramer Photography