One of our favorite fall staples is a Biker style black leather jacket. I absolutely fallback on it when I cannot think of an outerwear to pair with my outfit. Today in this outfit formula series I want to share steps of how I am building an effortless fall outfit formula that looks chic on anyone and also looks elevated and not childish.
I have share some more outfits you can wear with a leather jacket in fall, but this outfit formula is comfortable and easy to put together.
The Jacket I am wearing is from Reiss, which has textured leather adding sophistication to the jacket itself.
I still own my faux leather jacket from BlankNYC, but I was ready to upgrade my leather jacket, so I can wear it more often.
Key Style Piece: Black Leather Jacket
The biker style leather jacket is like a staple in all of our closet. We have grown up seeing celebrities like Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan and now even Hailey Bieber. So, its no surprise that most of us own one and wear one of these.
But why is it so popular? The hardware zippers and button details of the leather jacket adds more details and richness to the otherwise really rough and grungy silhouette of the jacket.
And this piece looks great on any body type whether you have a straight figure, or curvy, skinny, hourglass.
If you want to go for a budget friendly one, BlankNYC is my favorite for only $98. I bought my faux leather jacket from them like 3 years ago and still looks like new. I prefer sizing up, because these jackets are not meant to be zipped. I wear a size medium in them. Plus if you want to wear thicker sweaters underneath, you need to have some room.
If you want to upgrade, Reiss seems like a size friendly brand. I am again wearing a size small and its not too oversize or tight.
The Outfit Formula in Focus
The idea is to make the outfit look elevated and to also be comfortable wearing it, so it looks effortless and stylish.
This formula consists of a Black Leather Jacket, A Colored Crewneck T shirt, Black Pleated Trousers, White Leather Sneakers, Brown Crossbody bag and chic accessories.
This is one of my go to combinations for running errands, hanging out with my friends or even on a road trip.
The Complete Outfit
T shirt (& Other Stories) / Black Trousers (Everlane) / Black Leather Jacket (Reiss) / White Leather Sneakers (VEJA) / Sunglasses (Saint Laurent) / Necklace (Nordstrom) / Ring (Bloomingdales) / Crossbody Bag (Chloe)
Leather Jacket + Colored T shirt
A Colored T shirt breaks the intensity of the black leather jacket. It also brightens up fall outfit. And the beauty of this look is that you can wear any colored T shirt and still look fall perfect. So, no need to store your summer t shirts, because you can still wear them in fall as a base layer for layering.
This way you won’t feel too warm in a leather jacket.
I am a big fan of Crewneck T shirts and this one is from & Other stories which comes in so many other colors and is priced at $25.
The crewneck style of the t shirt makes it look more sophisticated because of all the stitching details. And this one is a relaxed fit one, so it feels effortless and comfortable to wear.
Leather Jacket + Colored T shirt + Black Pleated Trousers
Black pleated trousers are one of the most comfortable outfits out there. It looks sophisticated without being uncomfortable. For some one like who does not have the perfect flat abs, the pleated trouser hide away that pooch very easily. While you would see the younger generation wearing long trousers that kind of fold at the bottom, I prefer to wear ones that are just long enough for me to fall on my flats.
This way you can repurpose the trousers with heels and make yourself look taller as well.
Everlane had me hooked with these pleated black trousers. And their sizing is always true to fit. So, even if you are doing some online shopping, you will always find your size.
Leather Jacket + Colored T shirt + Black Pleated Trousers + White leather Sneakers
White leather sneakers are my favorite, they look sophisticated, minimal and compliment anything you wear. And who won’t say that they are comfortable as well. I also share what styles of white leather sneakers will look good on you in a blog post. This footwear is so comfortable that all of us own one or the other version of it. And this outfit formula it adds the effortless touch.
And you can also wear these trousers to work.
Leather Jacket + Colored T shirt + Black Pleated Trousers + White leather Sneakers + Crossbody bag
This outfit deserves a good crossbody bag. I usually prefer crossbody bags in fall because they are easier to wear over thicker layers and you can also use them as shoulder bags if you feel like it. I always recommend owning one in fall shade or brown shade that you can take out every fall and create nice fall outfits with it.
You don’t have to pick a super small or a super big one, something medium size will work for this outfit.
Leather Jacket + Colored T shirt + Black Pleated Trousers + White leather Sneakers + Crossbody bag + Accessories
When it comes to accessories, my go to is a pair of black sunglasses, and a nice necklace to add a gold color tone to this outfit. I always say less is more, and in this case it actually is.
If you are a jewelry fan, then you can pick rings that will not get in the way of the outfit.