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.