Often times there are styles or trends that I see on someone else and go, “No way, Jose. No way could I pull that off.” I enjoy seeing them on other people, but me? No.
But then somehow there’s a voice inside of me that says, “Just try it. Make it your own.” So, I do. I mean, part of my whole attempt at including fashion in this blog is to show regular gals that YES, you can pull off that trend – it’s just all in how you approach it.So, when I saw this Joanna Hillman look (photo below on the left), I KNEW I wanted to give it a shot. I had the lace dress. Which I’ve worn A TON (more examples here, here, here). I had the black tights and black boots. But I didn’t have the leather jacket. Then I spotted this leather jacket on Oasap and said BOOM. DONE.
Word to the wise: the jacket is fabulous and I love it, but it does run a wee small. I am a size 10-12 and this jacket is an XL and it just fits. Just an FYI.
So, while I may not be blonde and a size 00 with legs for days like Joanna, I still LOVE the way my look turned out. I felt like a dainty biker chick. But then I thought, hey, it’s fashion. It’s dainty biker chic. Get it????
Oh well, this may be my new favorite outfit.
Oh, and I also added the matching turtleneck sweater under the dress for added warmth and layering – the heat in our office isn’t working right now and it gets COLD. If you didn’t know, you would have thought the dress WAS a turtleneck dress.
But for real. Seriously. If I can pull off this look and these trends, so can anyone. It’s just all in how you pair it. [Dress: Tulle via Fred Flare | Bubble Necklace: eBay (similar) | Faux Leather Jacket: c/o Oasap | Turtleneck Sweater: JCrew (old) | Tights: Express | Wedge Boots: Target]
So, how would YOU wear Joanna’s look? Would you rock a little leather and lace in the colder months? How do you approach “unapproachable trends?”
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