OUTFIT DETAILSFaux Leather Short Trench Coat (also in black), White Pearl Blouse, Leather Ankle Pants
Similar Black Tote, Black Pumps (use HKCUNG60 for $60 off), olive + piper earrings
A leather jacket is an essential piece of any wardrobe. Throw it on over a t-shirt and jeans and you have an instant foolproof outfit. But that’s for casual looks. What about workwear? So excited to share how to make a leather jacket work appropriate in today’s post. Whether you have a more conservative or laid back office, this is sure to come in handy. My leather jacket is actually a faux leather short trench coat and it also comes in black. I’m wearing size Petite XXS and the length is perfect. I love the green color because it’s a nice alternative to black.
START WITH THE CLASSICS
First up in how to make a leather jacket work appropriate? Start with a classic blouse. This pearl detail blouse comes in a few colors is one of my new workwear staples. The fabric drapes beautifully, the pearl detail at the neckline adds interest and it has sleek cuffs. Using this classic blouse as a base, any leather jacket would look elegant on top. This is also a great look with any type of bottoms, whether you chose trousers, a skirt or jeans.
GO BOLD OR GO HOME
If you really want to make a statement, go bold or go home. If you have a work environment that allows more creative freedom in how you dress, I love the idea of a monochromatic look with leather. These leather ankle pants are a modern take on the classic work trouser. I’m wearing size Petite 00 and unfortunately, they do run a little big in the waist area. If you can size down, I would recommend it. Since these pants are leather, it’ll be much more flattering if it’s tight and skims over the skin as opposed to any bunching. I’m also going to share some other leather pieces I think would be great with this leather jacket.