Thursday, March 8, 2012

Building Your Closet

            I don't think it matters if you're a recent graduate like me or someone who has been fine tuning their closet for years, wardrobes are a work in progress. While I do not pretend to know the magic combination of what every woman should have in her closet- I do know where I want to begin building my own closet. Which is why I'm starting a new weekly series about the "building blocks" to a great closet. What makes a great closet? I think it's a combination of timeless basics mixed with fashion forward styles that don't break the bank. Of course I realize everyone has a budget (some much larger than mine) which is why I'm including 3 different price points in my picks- it's really up to you. 

The leather jacket is a classic piece I think every woman should own. I saw that Theory jacket at Saks the other day and fell in love with it. The simple silhouette is more like a cardigan than a jacket- which is why I love it. But, let's get real. I just graduated college and have a mound of student loans to pay, I would be insane to spend $900 on a jacket. Which is why I think both the Nordstrom & Topshop options are wonderful choices, too. One of the best things about a leather jacket is it can dress up a simple outfit of a white t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, and flats or it can dress down a slinky dress. The possibilities are endless, which is why this will be the next piece I add to my wardrobe. 

Styling Inspiration: 

     Vince Leather Jacket

      (via Everything Fabulous)

     Leather jacket + heels.

           leather jacket, flares

images via herehere, here, & here


  1. I think this is going to be such an exciting series, loved this first post! I do not own a leather jacket, but I like the idea of that topshop one!

  2. I live in my leather jacket as soon as its warm enough to wear it. It was one of the best purchases I've ever made!

  3. Lovely outfits! I need to get my hands on one of these!

  4. Sigh... of course I love the Theory one the most!!!

  5. I can already tell I will love this series! A leather jacket is a def must- so rocker chic!



  6. Love the look of a leather jacket over the white frilly dress in the first photo! So cute!

  7. Love those inpiration pieces, definitely have me thinking I need a leather jacket for my closet!

  8. leather jacket is definitely a necessary staple- and emily from cupcakes and cashmere definitely wears it best!

  9. The waterfall collar is something I've been itching to find on a leather jacket - but at an affordable price! I found mine at Forever 21 and it has stayed in great condition over the years!