When I put outfits together, I love to mix old things and new things, as well as pieces of different styles. In this case, I decided to combine a sweet, feminine lace tank with an edgy faux leather jacket. Hope you guys like this eclectic style as much as I do!
The lace tank is the centerpiece of the outfit. I like something in a light color and fabric to contrast the leather jacket. Be sure to pick a lace style that you like and will wear again. If your tank is too sheer, I would recommend wearing a bandeau or cami underneath it so you’re not too exposed. Also, you want either just the front of the shirt or the whole thing to be lace, that way the jacket won’t cover it. The tank that I found is in a pretty pastel shade, which is really in right now and can transition from season to season. I think the style is cool, too, because it’s kind of retro but urban at the same time. It’s a definite contrast to the leather jacket.
Next, you need a pair of jet-black skinny jeans. The black color offsets your pastel tank and the fit hugs your curves. Make sure they’re hemmed correctly if you’re short- you don’t want them to look like they’re swallowing you up! When looking for a pair, look for a style that will flatter your body- if you’re tall, look for tall, if you’re curvy, look for curvy, etc. Also, don’t spend a fortune on a pair because the likelihood is that the color will ultimately fade. Black jeans are even cuter when they’re all one color- they flatter your body more than a pair with a bit of fade to them.
Faux Leather Jacket
Faux leather jackets are cool because they give off an edgy look for 1/5 of the price of a real leather jacket. Plus, you don’t have to feel guilty for killing an animal! For this outfit, stick to a black jacket, which will allow the tank to stand out. It’s your choice if you’d rather wear something with long sleeves or short. I prefer short sleeves, but it’s probably easier to find something with long sleeves.
As far as shoes go, I’d like to pair this outfit with a pair of flats that match the tank. It doesn’t really matter what style flat it is, but bringing that color back into the outfit keeps it from becoming too black. However, if you’re afraid of looking too matchy-matchy, go for something a shade darker than the tank or a neutral like grey or silver. Just try to stay away from black- you don’t want your outfit to look too dark!
For this outfit, I would stick to minimal accessories because you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. I would stick to some edgy bracelets as well as some string ones- They’re casual, but cool enough to give your outfit some bling. I really love silver accents, especially if you’re wearing a grey or silver pair of shoes!
If anyone has any ideas for this outfit or decides to try something like it, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr: tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com! Love you guys xx
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Eyelash Lace Tank in Mint, $17.80 at Forever 21
Bongo Junior’s Skinny Jeans in Overdyed Black Wash, $18.99 at Sears
Zipper Detail Motorcycle Jacket, $36.99 at Charlotte Russe
Vogue Candy Cupcake Flat in Mint Green, $79.95 at DSW
Michael Antonio Pippa Flat, $39.95 at DSW
Journee Collection Clara Studded Smoking Flats in Grey, $54.99 at Kohl’s
Explode Flats in Silver, $27.99 at Wanted Shoes
Multi-Strand Stone and Antique Metal Spirit Charms Stretch Bracelet in Black, $12.50 at Icing