Leather and Linen – the two words certainly roll off the tongue easily enough, but pairing them successfully in an outfit can be a challenge. That’s why I was so pleased with this combination of brown linen skirt and black leather jacket.
Late September weather in Southern California is often very warm, and I know I’m not the only one who struggles with balancing the realities of our climate with the dark tones and heavier fabrics of the fall fashion season. As I mentioned in a post earlier this week fall is my favorite clothing season, and I don’t want to miss out just because it’s too warm to wear fur and tweed. This outfit, which I wore for my wedding anniversary last Sunday, strikes a happy balance between lighter weight fabrics and autumn colors.
This linen skirt was a hand-me-down from a good friend. It’s the sort of thing I probably wouldn’t have purchased on my own, but now that it’s mine I absolutely adore it. Above is a close up of the irregular bone buttons that decorate the hem and bottom of the skirt.
I had no idea how versatile a little leather jacket could be until I purchased this one. You can see some other outfits featuring it here and here. It adds a bit of edginess to whatever it’s paired with.
I love the chain necklace trend. This one is really easy to wear because of the different metal colors. All it needs is a strand of silver an I could wear it with anything! But I’m really excited about this nail polish, which looks black in the photo but is actually a very dark blue-gray. It’s by Sonia Kashuk, and I’m amazed with how long it’s stayed on my nails without chipping. The polish was applied on a Friday afternoon, and it’s been almost a week and I only have one small chip on one nail. I’m impressed!
- Leather Jacket – L’Affaire
- Knit Camisole – Target
- Skirt – DKNY
- Necklace – Cara Couture via Gilt.com
- Sunnies – Fendi
- Purse – Thrifted
- Sandals – Nine West
- Nail Polish – “Blank Slate” by Sonia Kashuk available at Target
- Background – The Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California
Do you ever wear linen and leather together?