Glam Meets Grunge

Seductive satin and legendary leather — the ultra formula for that coveted off-duty model look! What can I say? I enjoy being experimental with my style! Although I’m certainly one for feminine and more polished looks, there’s something to be said about carrying an attitude that is effortless and being able to transition that demeanor into how you dress. The result? An unforgettable look that’s street style worthy and sure to turn heads!

The thought of dressing in Chanel will always send my heart aflutter but I am a forever firm believer in being able to look and feel great at every price point. Power dressing doesn’t always have to break the bank and can easily be achieved by pairing the perfect combination of sartorial statement pieces.  The secret to an elevated look on a budget lies in mixing a multitude of different textures and fabrics to create that “expensive” aesthetic.

Today’s look features a satin and leather combo that’s fit to be mimicked. While satin is known to be romantic, elegant and seductive on its own, when coupled with the rough element of leather, an untraditional marriage of contrasting styles is created. Thus, forming the perfect introduction to where glam meets grunge — a proven example of how contrasting materials can really create the appeal of luxury. 

But let’s take a moment to picture this outfit without the leather jacket…. swap the block-heeled booties for a pair of strappy stiletto sandals, factor in some statement chandelier earrings and we’ve completely eliminated the edginess from the look and are left with an elegant ensemble instead. That’s the beauty of the leather jacket. It instantly adds that casual element to any #OOTD.

When it comes to fashion choices,feminine fabrics are always at the forefront of my decision making process.  I love incorporating materials like satin, velvet, sequins, tweed, chiffon and lace into my wardrobe for versatility and dimension.  The other half of my closet is a collection of classic wardrobe staples and basic pieces that can easily be elevated with the proper composition of accessories.

Side note, never neglect the fact that these pieces are a necessity in your closet. Take the iconic leather jacket for example — well known for its edgy, cool, je ne sais quoi factor.   In my opinion, no wardrobe is complete without a buttery leather jacket. It’s the perfect transitional piece that boasts endless edge status and as we bid farewell to the warmer months, I’m calling it required armour for the Fall season among us.

Now, when it comes to selecting the perfect leather jacket, my code of conduct is to consider the length and luxe details. I usually opt for the cropped style which pairs well with high-waisted bottoms or a dress to achieve that classic feminine silhouette. For that unique touch, embellishments and luxe accents make all the difference and are the key to elevating this look. Think embroidered detailing for a feminine approach or built-in belts for a boost of edge. This particular one that I’m rocking is from Express and features gold hardware, exquisite stitching and studded elements which really take this leather look to new heights.

On another note, it’s abundantly clear that you can wear satin and still look totally badass! 

Make sure to peep the full outfit below and tell me…. how do you rock legendary leather? 

Sound off in the comments section and let me know how YOU slay this iconic piece!

Lust-worthy Leather Jackets
Tart Collections Josephine Vegan Jacket
Blank NYC Embroidered Faux Leather Jacket
Express Petite (Minus The) Leather Quilted Moto Jacket
Blank NYC Embroidered Faux-Leather Jacket
Parisian Faux Leather Jacket
Parisian Faux Leather Jacket With Leopard Collar
Nasty Gal Star into the Night Vegan Leather Moto Jacket
ASOS DESIGN ASOS Fringe Faux Leather Biker Jacket
ASOS DESIGN ASOS Pearl Leather Look Biker Jacket
Dynamite Faux Leather Cropped Jacket JET BLACK
Black Faux Leather Cropped Trucker Jacket
Faux Leather Moto Jacket With Buckle Belt
Parisian Faux Leather Jacket With Frill Detail
Black Vinyl Biker Jacket
Studded Faux Leather Jacket
Satin Obsessions
Express Twist Front Satin Dress
Rust Asymmetric Long Sleeve Satin Maxi Dress
Oasis Satin Ruffle Shift Dress
Blush Satin Wrap Ballon Sleeve Dress
Nasty Gal That’s Shine By Me Satin Dress
boohoo Satin Strappy Plunge Bodycon Dress
Petite Exclusive Purple Satin Wrap Plunge Dress
Oh My Love Satin Cami Mini Dress With Lace Insert
Dynamite Cowl Neck Slip Dress APPLE BUTTER/WHITE DOTS
Navy Satin Frill Mini Dress
boohoo Boutique Ruffle Skirt Satin Skater Dress
Express Twist Front Satin Dress
Rust Asymmetric Long Sleeve Satin Maxi Dress
Oasis Satin Ruffle Shift Dress
Blush Satin Wrap Ballon Sleeve Dress
Nasty Gal That’s Shine By Me Satin Dress
boohoo Satin Strappy Plunge Bodycon Dress
Petite Exclusive Purple Satin Wrap Plunge Dress
Oh My Love Satin Cami Mini Dress With Lace Insert
Dynamite Cowl Neck Slip Dress APPLE BUTTER/WHITE DOTS
Navy Satin Frill Mini Dress
boohoo Boutique Ruffle Skirt Satin Skater Dress

What I’m wearing:  H&M Mauve Satin Ruffle Dress | EXPRESS Gold Studded Cropped Black Leather Moto Jacket | FOREVER 21 Gold Block-heeled Leather Ankle Booties | DREAM CONTROL NEW YORK Gold-ring Mauve Handbag | QUAY AUSTRALIA x DesiPerkins Rose Gold High Key Aviator Sunglasses | KAT VON D Liquid Lipstick in Shade “Lolita”

Imagery captured by Thomas Ostopowich

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