3 Fresh Ways to Style a Leather Jacket for Spring, According to Celebs
As far as wardrobe staples go, a leather jacket is right up there with sneakers and lived-in jeans. It’s a building block on which flawless #OOTDs are built, injecting It-girl vibes into everything from free-wheelin’ floral rompers to ultra-polished work outfits with zero effort. But even our most-loved pieces can start to feel stale after a while, and some fresh style inspo becomes totally necessary. Three Ways to Wear to the rescue! This week, we looked to a few of our favorite style-savvy celebs to help you reignite your passion for the biker jacket.
The Buy: A go-to leather (or pleather) biker jacket that doesn’t skimp on attitude.
How to Wear a Leather Jacket for Work
Poppy Delevingne struck the ultimate balance of girl next door and femme fatale with a sweet-and-sassy mini dress and biker jacket combo.
Trenches are standard fare as far as spring dressing goes, but if you want to take your on-the-job look in the direction of cool rather than classic, a leather jacket is the way to go. Score style points while staying true to your sensibilities by jazzing up a botanical midi dress with a statement belt, suede mules (the shoe of the season), and a studded leather jacket that perfectly captures your down-to-business persona.
H&M Biker Jacket ($70) + Zara Floral Print Flowing Dress ($100), Seychelles Commute Mule ($110), Madewell Modernism Choker Necklace ($45), Uterqüe Snakeskin-Effect Tote Bag With Interior Bag ($249), BCBG Woven Faux-Leather Waist Belt ($88), Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balm in L’Odissea ($36)
How to Wear a Leather Jacket for a Night Out
Is it just us, or has Selena Gomez been seriously slaying the fashion game lately? The singer is straight-up fire in a red-hot biker, floral shorts, and bold baubles.
You have your GNO ensemble down pat — it’s flawless, BTW — but now it’s time to build on its after-dark perfection. Start with a solid base of a silk cami, streamlined trousers, and lace-up heels, then turn up the heat with an unexpected red leather jacket, OTT earrings, and an Insta-worthy box clutch. Even if your name isn’t on the VIP list, this getup is guaranteed to get you past the velvet rope.
Mango Leather Biker Jacket ($200) + & Other Stories Zipped Trousers ($125), Uterqüe Rattan Earrings ($53), H&M Silk V-neck Camisole Top ($60), Daya by Zendaya Starke Sandal ($100), MM6 Maison Margiela Two-Finger Silver-Tone Ring ($98), Uterqüe Pale Pink Cubist Clutch ($140), Mixology Eyeshadow Palette ($34)
How to Wear a Leather Jacket for the Weekend
Leave it to Ashley Madekwe to come up with the coolest off-duty #OOTD. From the backless loafers to the leather jacket and distressed denim, her dynamite duds are giving us all the feels.
Whatever your weekend agenda entails, you can count on this effortless outfit formula to ensure you get through every brunch date and errand in style. Classic denim, low-profile slides, and a roomy bucket bag offer up a healthy dose of versatility, comfort, and functionality to keep up with your girl-on-the-go lifestyle, while details such as a ’90s mock-neck top, mirrored shades, and a grommet-studded leather jacket deliver just the right amount of oomph to keep things feeling fashionably fuss-free.
Zara Leather Jacket ($249) + Madewell The Perfect Summer Jean ($135), Ganni Newman Top in Eclipse ($85), Urban Outfitters Carrie Loafer Mule ($69), Genuine People Leather Mini Bucket Bag ($189), Quay All My Love ($65), ASOS Leather Western Tip Waist And Hip Belt ($25)
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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