April showers may bring may flowers, but let’s be honest — Mother Nature is doing whatever the hell she wants lately. So, this spring, be prepared for rain or shine with a light trench coat that’s as unique as you are. Say goodbye to black, beige and plain white coats and give your seasonal staple an upgrade. Check out these 10 trenches we love that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd (and don’t forget a stylish umbrella)!
Welcome to layering season! As we ease our way into fall and anticipate cooler temperatures ahead, we’ll be showing you how to wear key wardrobe pieces in different ways depending on the weather outside, ensuring that item you bought in September is still a part of your wardrobe rotation come February. For our second Fashion Forecast, I’m tackling what every fashion magazine has informed me is THE MUST HAVE item of the season: the moto jacket. While I’m usually skeptical of lady mag advice, the moto jacket is actually quite versatile and is an excellent staple you’ll not only wear like crazy this year, but for many years to come. Here’s how to wear this BB Dakota faux leather version when it’s mild and gloomy (now!), chilly (in two months), and cold as fuck and slightly snowy (the dead of winter)… Keep reading »
A leather jacket is de rigueur for fall. But not everyone has the inclination or the ethics (hello, vegans!) to spend big bucks on a nice moto jacket. That’s why we’re here — to find the affordable, faux-leather versions of the high fashion styles you love.
After the jump, leather jackets and “leather” jackets we know you’ll love.
The military-inspired utility jacket has been staple of the average college kid’s wardrobe since the dawn of time (or at least since the invention of canvas). While it’s certainly a casual cover-up, there’s more than one way to wear it. In honor of Schooled Week, I’ve put together three outfits — for class, for a date, and for a party — that show just how versatile this jacket is. Keep reading »
It’s almost time to put away that bulky down-comforter-with-sleeves you’ve been wearing all winter and switch it out for a stylish light jacket. Click through to check out some of our favorite blazers, anoraks, and motorcycle jackets of the season–all for $50 or less!
A good surplus or leather jacket is great in its own right, but the latest crop of outerwear this season is putting an unexpected twist on our old autumn standbys with mixed-media touches, like leather sleeves on a classic army jacket or twill topper. The result is a little ― okay, a lot ― cooler than the original, infusing any fall outfit, whether it’s a frilly dress or a pair of jeans, with a tough, downtown vibe. Pick up one of these 10 pieces and hit the street, but be prepared to hear “where’d you get that?” at least twice today.
Newflash: you don’t have to ride a motorcycle to wear a motorcycle jacket! Hell, you don’t have to go anywhere near a motorcycle. Regardless of your ideal form of recreation, motorcycle jackets add a suggestion of down-for-anything edge to even your most virtuous fall look. It’s just as hip when worn as a contrasting touch to a girly dress as it is when paired with skinny jeans and a white T. The shape’s most well-known iteration is in black leather (or pleather, if you please), but we’re really feeling the equally cool, if slightly less obvious, fabric versions, in a bevy of fall-ready textures and colors. Click through for our ten picks from the softer side of the spectrum (half are under $100!), and see if you can resist picking up just one…
Seeing so many celebs rocking blazers has made me go a little blazer-crazy. If you want to add one item to your wardrobe for fall, you really can’t go wrong with a blazer–it’s a perfect transition piece for the changing seasons, and there’s a chance it’s the most versatile piece of clothing ever. Seriously: wear it to work with a pencil skirt and heels, wear it on the weekend with jeans and boots, wear it on a date with a lace dress and wedges, and so on and so on. Ready to blaze a new fashion trail? Click through to check out 20 blazers in every size, shape, and color, all for $50 or less…
Kimono jackets are the perfect lightweight layer for summer, and their flowy shape makes them a super flattering option for all body types. We love how effortlessly chic they look when paired with jeans and a simple ribbed tank, but you can also dress them up for work or an evening out. Want in on this versatile trend? Here are eight kimono jackets we love–starting at just $14! Click through to check ‘em out…
Okay, so it seems like spring is actually coming. We’ve had a few false starts (i.e. the entire winter), but now March is upon us and it’s only a matter of time before we’re breaking out those bathing suits. Just kidding, I won’t be because I hate swimming. I will be breaking out my … cutoffs.
Anyway, we’ve come to that sort of in-between stage where it isn’t truly warm yet you’re still sweating in your peacoat after a few blocks. This is where lightweight outerwear comes in. You can add hefty layers beneath it for warmth on cooler days or boil it down to just a T-shirt on warmer ones. Airy jackets were made for this purpose: the piece should casually wink at early springtime, but it shouldn’t make things traumatic should you get caught in serendipitous downpour (no silk!). Without further ado, here’s my roundup of seven buoyant layers perfectly suited for this transitional time.