Dare to Wear it: The Leather Jacket

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Photos of Liz by Ashley Thalman. Copy and design by fashion contributor Ashley Aikele

I’m excited that we saved our best for last for our dare to wear it series…the leather jacket! Liz scored her vintage Levi leather jacket from a consignment store in San Francisco. This classic piece usually comes with an edgy reputation but when styled correctly this jacket can be anything from soft and feminine to rocker chic. Check out these outfits Liz put together and let us know, would you dare to wear a leather jacket this fall?

What do you think? Could you pull off the leather jacket this season?

1. Dress and oxfords thrifted
2. Skirt from Gap Outlet, sweater from J.Crew
3. Blouse and oxfords thrifted, jeans are Joes
4. Tee is consignment, sweatshirt from h&m, boots from target
5. Black jeans from Urban Outfitters, shirt from J.Crew
Leather jacket is second hand vintage Levi’s
Lipstick is Nars Heat Wave


Any idea what this jacket is called or where I could track one down?? I’ve never ever been interested in leather anything for myself until this amazing jacket…

that is THE perfect leather jacket!

and *GAH!* those booties! If only I had your imagination for styling……..

Liz, I love this post! I would love to see more of you modeling–the styling is great. I’ve been wanting a leather jacket forever, but I think you’ve inspired me to just go out and BUY one. I love yours in black, and I think a camel/toffee color would also be fun.

You look amazing and my favourite combo is the first one with polka dot dress – so classic and snazzy! Have a beautiful day:) xo

You’re a city girl, Liz! You definitely wear black on black (+ red lipstick!) best. I love it. xo

Wow! You can seriously rock a leather jacket, this photo shoot is so awesome. Rocker chic is my very favorite. Now I’ve got to get myself a black leather jacket before the cool weather hits!

I got a leather jacket when I was in England (where I felt like I could play around with lots of different styles that I normally wouldn’t choose) and every time I wear it I feel just a tad “cooler”. It’s funny what clothes do to your confidence. I like to play around with looks #1 and #3 the most! thanks for sharing!!

Hi Liz – Love the photos! Where did you get your jacket? I’ve been looking for one just like that.

Liz! This was an awesome post and you styled the crap out of that leather jacket. Definitely inspiring for me. My style runs towards Look #4 when I don’t have to wear my day to day business casual. Maybe I can try and pull of my leather jackets at the office. We’ll see…

#3 has got to be my fav. I just love the leather jacket paired with that beautiful, feminine blouse! I’ll definitely have to try this look with my brown leather jacket (which I adore and wear constantly)

hot! hot! hot! You look amazing Liz, I’ve always coveted a leather jacket.

I didn’t think I could pull it off either. My little sister showed up sporting one and I was like, this is so hot!! I began searching for one and have loved it ever since

uhh…when you look this fabulous, you can pull leather off with ANYTHING! Love these different looks with leather. It’s great to have these different ideas. I get stuck in a rut when trying to think of styling ideas.

You look So pretty Liz!! I love this. Honestly, this helps me so much! My favorite look is the rocker chic–LOVE those shoes! xo!!

That rocker one was the most fun to shoot. We called it the early morning AA meeting look or the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo look or the too cool for school like.

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