It’s been a while since I’ve posted an outfit of the day on the blog and, while I’m taking a more lifestyle-led approach to my content, it is always good to give a nod to my ever-changing wardrobe. While the shearling and fur is in full force, the occasional mild day calls for less wool and more leather.
Diesel’s leather jacket collection is fairly comprehensive, but I was lucky enough to receive this offering along with their BAD fragrance that launched a few months ago. While the biker cut isn’t usually my style, this is a great lightweight option to throw on when the weather forecast is looking changeable. The soft leather outer and quilted shoulders make for a very stylish piece, with the added bonus that I become a bit more resistant to water should the heavens open. Shearling doesn’t bode well in the rain, after all.
Paired with the jacket, this dark grey ribbed jumper from River Island provides the warmth. I find that jumpers can sometimes lose their shape after a few wears and washes, but River Island consistently produce great options for winter that seem to last a good few months. The thicker the fabric the better; not just for warmth, but also for keeping that all-important shape. Grey is one of my favourite wardrobe colours for all times of the year; it can get bad press for being a little boring or conventional but it won’t dirty like white will and adds lighter tones to any outfit.
Slightly less practical, but in-keeping with the look, these skinny fit ripped jeans from ZARA are paired with a set of old biker boots. Black on black can be slightly morbid at times, so the distressed effect on the jeans and slightly less uniform silhouette of the boots add a bit of detail. The rips and tears in the jeans aren’t necessarily ideal for winter but the fit is perfectly snug; wider at the top and tapered towards the ankles. While I do love the polished and tailored look, I find that making an effort with a casual look such as this does give you more options. Plus, when you’re shooting on the move, it is a hell of a lot more practical than a three-piece suit.