Outfit photos by Amie, a reader.
Leather jacket - Viparo
Blouse - Thrifted
Necklace - Dallas & Carlos
Faux leather pants - Zara
Leather jackets inject that little bit of insouciance into any outfit - they bring a bit of bite, a bit of effortless edge. They're a bit of a sartorial knife sharpener. Although I do immediately have gut instincts to buy a Harley Davidson, tattoo every second part of my body and speak only in swear words when I reach for a leather jacket, the good people at Viparo have buttery-soft pieces beyond your tough moto jacket.
They do a mean cropped biker, but also have shorts and skater skirts in the richest deep purple and muted mustard shades. I picked out their collarless leather blazer - I've been looking for a decent black basic blazer but everything I find just seems way too vanilla, nothing quite remarkable that sets it apart as a basic (I know basics are meant to be just that - basic, but my need for the outrageous and the blingtastic overrides all). This is the perfect alternative - a classic shape but in a soft-as-a-baby's-inner-elbow leather. They'll be stationed at 100 Squared at the basement level of Pitt St Westfield. If you can't drag your ass out of bed in this freezing weather (I don't blame you. I change clothes in bed. I eat in bed. I do homework in bed.), you can shop their online store and get 10% off with this code: JESSLOVESFRED10