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11.16.2011

The Inherent Cool of the Black Leather Jacket


There is something inherently cool about black leather jackets. To wear one is to belong, but to belong to an alternative, rebellious group - punks, Hell's Angels, aviators, Bolsheviks, T-800's, you know, dangerous people. People so dangerous, and so cool, that their alleged suicide notes read:
"We had a death pact. I have to keep my half of the bargain. Please bury me next to my baby. Bury me in my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots. Goodbye."


Clearly, I am no Sid Vicious, but I am not impervious to the audacious charms of the black leather jacket. I paired mine with a dress and booties, a decidedly more ladylike approach to rocker chic. Do you have a black leather jacket? What's your favorite way to style it?


Jacket: DKNY
Dress: Norma Kamali for Wal-Mart (I know!!)
Earrings: Toots & Magoo (Chapel Hill, NC)
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

25 comments :

  1. Anonymous11/16/2011

    Amazing WalMart find!

    And I love that jacket! I'm in the market for a a great faux leather jacket so I can look as cool as you do :)

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  2. For years I longed for a leather biker style jacket. Now I find myself drawn more to sleek and draped leather a la Rick Owens. I like that your almost looks like a button down shirt- there must be a million ways to wear it!

    And Walmart?? Really??!

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  3. Love your comment next to the dress!! Ha ha. It looks great too. Never would have guessed. This outfit is killer. I have an old leather. Need to invest in a new one. I'm coveting a draped one at the store. Anyways, your hair looks amazing Kristen!

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  4. A Stylized Hysteria, Shanna: I love the idea of a draped leather. More Dries van Noten than Terminator. RE: the hair, that means so much! You know how I struggle with it :)

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  5. Love this look and by the way, your hair has been looking great!

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  6. Love the outfit. I also love black leather jackets! Yours looks very cool!

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  7. Said jacket is SICK I tell you; loving it! I adore my Danier leather motorcycle jacket and need to get more leather...maybe pants?

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  8. I agree- I just feel so cool when I put my faux leather jacket on! Now I just need to save up to buy the real thing!

    star-crossed smile

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  9. That Norma Kamali dress is an amazing find, and I love the jacket! I have a brown leather jacket, but I'm still on the hunt for the perfect black version.

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