Hey Beauts! Oh the leather jacket (insert heart eye emoji here)! Cropped jackets have this way of making anyone look so much more put together and it is so effortless. They are incredibly versatile and great for the girl who doesn’t like the fuss. If you’re lovin’ the look, but convinced the mannequin pulls it off better (we’ve all been there) I’m here to help. Here are effortless and easy ways to style a colored leather jacket.

And for any of you Lovelies preferring to stay a little more subtle, I linked some other colored jackets down below that are more neutral. This red one I’m wearing is from Express.

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Neutrals. 

For starters, if you are wearing a colored leather jacket (go for it!) pair it with a neutral top to balance out the colors and avoid a color overload-especially if you are testing out the waters. The top I’m wearing in the pictures is a really light grey.

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Flowy.

I love to throw a leather jacket over a flowy shirt as opposed to a more fitted top. The textures add variety and the structured jacket keeps the top looking put together and in check. It will make you look so much more pulled together. (Also, I have a thing with tucking my shirts in in the front only.)

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Jeans.

Leather jackets can be versatile. But if you want to keep things simple, wear it with a pair of dark wash jeans. I prefer a fresh pair of dark jeans; they make me feel a little more grown up but also generally look nicer and can be very flattering on any figure. Be careful of fading when it comes to the darker washes though-faded jeans looks sloppy and can throw off the whole outfit. Spice things up and wear them with a pair of high-waisted jeans. (You can check out my post on how to style high-waisted jeans.)

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Shoes.

I love these booties but riding boots or flats could also definitely go. (Uh, these booties were 75% off. Only $10 at Maurice’s!) If you are looking to transition into spring, pair them with peep toe booties or a pair of wicker wedges-it will look classy while still warming up to summer weather. I also linked a few below to check out! (I’m in love with the wedges).

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans

the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans

the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans

the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans

the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans

the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans

the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans

Hey there, Babes! Anyone ever think high-waisted jeans would be back? Right up there with shoulder pads and denim on denim. It all comes back around sooner or later. I bought these jeans a year or two ago from TJMaxx (they’re Hollister brand) and never really wore them much until I re-found them in my dresser. They are a new look for me. Let’s be real, any day I wear jeans is a “new” look! So I decided to share to share this look with you guys plus the best ways to wear high-waisted jeans.

If you know me or have been following me, you may be getting an idea of my style. And aside from “leggings” I love the boho/country/beachy look though I don’t always show it–I’m much too indecisive for that. Really it just depends on my mood (yeah, yeah, I’m that kind of a girl). But almost always I prefer simple and easy with little fuss. Who doesn’t?

So I’m going to share a few ways to wear these jeans. Not sure how you feel about them yet? Yeah, me neither. Because there are definitely styles that I don’t like and so for me it really depends on how they are worn. I am not a fan of grunge or goth. And hipster makes me nervous. Ha! So here are my ways of styling them in an easy breezy everyday way.

I love a looser top tucked into these high-waisted jeans. Or you could just tuck the front in and let the back hang out–I do this look quite often.

A crop top also pairs well with this look. I have gone with a shorter sweater and threw on a faux leather jacket. Speaking of which, a cropped jacket is a great choice because it pulls the outfit together (especially if you have a flouncy top) but also accentuates the high-waist.

Want to transition into spring of summer? Try a tucked in tank (flouncy or fitted) and a pair of sandals or even flops.

There are also different flare styles out there. Bell bottoms are great for straight figures because the curvy jeans help to give the illusion of a more filled out figure. They are also a great way to elongate the leg which is great for petite girls.

What do you think? Comment below, I would love to hear from you!

the best floral swimsuits for 2018

1. Tropical Leaf Cut Out One Piece 2. Gisela Oversized Sunglasses 3. Sea Angel One Shoulder Ruffle Bikini 4. Pink Tie Side Bikini Bottom 5. Clean Water Tropical Cut Out One Piece 6. Aerie Cross Back Scoop Bikini 7. Aerie Navy Bikini Bottom 8. Old navy Classic Flip Flops 9.Sea Angel Floral Lace Halter One Piece

 

I have had beach on the brain, but the only thing I can see is snow! Anyone else ready for summer yet? I started using these cold days to eat better and (uh um) start working out–I’ll keep you posted on how that goes. I also have been playing around with some new health + beauty products that I’m excited to be doing some reviews on coming up. But, to help satisfy our sunshine + saltwater cravings I though I would share some of the best floral swimsuits for 2018.

I’m loving these floral prints, especially the green tropical leaves–they are so fun for summer and vacation. But be sure to snag you swimmies soon. Swimwear starts to come out in stores around February and if you wait a few months you’ll be sorting through what’s left over. Sometimes it is worth spending a little bit more money up front so you can be sure to get quality and what you want instead of settling later on. And many places (like Aerie) already have swimwear on sale. Right now Aerie has all swimwear ranging from 40% to 60% off. So now is a great time to jump on those deals!

Also, who else is super excited for the Olympics?! I never realized how dangerous all these winter sports are! Those speed skaters make me so nervous. There are indeed pros to curling. But all joking aside, I have always loved the Olympics and will be unavailable for the next two weeks (wink wink)!

Happy Monday!