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Red Leather Jacket

Jessica Wagner

How To Dress Like A Badass #Girlboss

A bold leather jacket in a bright fun color is the answer to every cool weather occasion. With Spring around the corner it's time to lighten up your wardrobe with a cheery layer that packs a punch. Look no further than the classic red leather jacket.

I love this faux one from Express (on MAJOR SALE!) for it's play on masculine/feminine. With a high femme fit and contrasting masculine side buckles, this color block jacket is the perfect mix of modern ladylike badass style. The dark red-on-bright red make for an ultra-cool look that radiates confidence.

When searching for one of your own, look for a style is that classic and functional. A good fit is a must, and avoid anything too tight in the arms! Vegan options are plentiful and usually better for your budget.


Unspoken Rules of Being A Badass Girl Boss: 

1. First rule of being a badass girl boss: A badass girl boss does not talk about being a badass girlboss. Period.

2. Second rule of being a badass girl boss: wear a red leather jacket. 

Ok babes (and badass girl bosses!) Get out there and enjoy this lovely weather! And don't forget your leather jacket.

***BTW, what are your feelings on the term "#girlboss?" I love this post on the matter by A Cup of Jo. Do you see it as rejoicing in being female? The creating of a cool, empowering club of smart brilliant women that we are all invited to join? Or is the term, "be a boss not a #girlboss?" more powerful?

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Express Red Color Block Leather Jacket Top: Abercrombie & Fitch Bell Sleeve Bodysuit (love this one too) Jeans: Free People Destroyed Ankle Skinny Shoes: Zara V-Cut High Heel Bag: Imoshion Gigham Clutch(also here) Sunglasses: Mirror Cutouts (similar here) Fishnet Socks: Forever 21 Necklace: Stella & Dot Mia Collar & Lips: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso

Apple Picking

Jessica Wagner

Fall Outerwear
 

One of the things I love about living in the Mid-West is that you get to experience the changing seasons. Would I live someplace that’s a balmy 70 degrees year round? Yes. Yes, I would (this is coming from a true summer girl who is perpetually cold) but then I wouldn’t get to wear some of my absolute favorite wardrobe pieces. Cuddly coats and knit hats.

Chilly weather is peaking its pretty little face here in the morning fog and dew. Last week we were in the low 50s and I had to turn the heat on to keep my fingers functioning. With the sun setting a little earlier every night, evenings and mornings are for cozy sweaters, warm hats, and even knee-high socks, but building a versatile fall wardrobe starts with the most important layer, your outer protective covering.

Layering up with a cute comfy coat is an excellent way to enjoy the fresh air. While leather and denim jackets, vests and ponchos are great options; they aren’t as heavy or weatherproof. A practical jacket for this time of year is going to be a bit more substantial, and offer more protection if you want it to transition through to winter.  

When searching for that perfect match make sure to choose something warm, comfortable, soft and stylish. A good fit is everything. You don’t want to feel frumpy. I fell in love with this classic toggle-style coat for it’s preppy plaid trim and cozy hood. It’s warm without being too heavy, looks great with a skirt or jeans and the silhouette is fitted and flattering. Plus I adore the camel color, which is a versatile neutral.

Funny enough, it was actually a really warm evening when we visited MacQueens Apple Orchid Thursday night. Like 80! Ha. If anything it just shows you have to be prepared this time of year for the unpredictable weather. It’s a great reason to keep a few summer dresses on hand. This Madewell rustic red gingham dress is designed to hang like your favorite tee. It even has a little chest pocket and rolled short sleeves. This would be so easy to layer with a grey turtleneck underneath as the cooler months keep approaching.

Besides keeping a few transitional dresses on hand, I’ve been pulling out my softest scarves, lightweight long sleeves and snug boots. Like any true Mid-West girl, I have learned a few tricks to beat the unpredictable weather. We all know layering up, is key to keeping comfortable when the air turns crisp (and then hot!)

Besides a great coat, a snuggly hat is good to keep on hand. I love thick cable knits in black or cream for easy coordinating. Plus, hats are a great way to retain body heat for you freeze babies like me. (It’s science.) Find a cute ribbed one with a little pom on top, or a slouchy beanie goes with everything.

Now grab your coat and hat dah-ling and you are set for an afternoon of perfectly picked apples and pumpkins galore.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Madewell Filmscore Short-Sleeve Gingham Check Hat: Forever 21 Cable Knit Beanie Jacket: Thread & Supply Hooded Toggle Coat Socks: Old, (similar here) Boots: Old Necklace: Stella & Dot On the Mark Bracelet: Arm Candy Watch Michael Kors:  Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Lips: Stila Beso Blanket: Anthropologie