Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My Most Versatile Piece: the moto jacket

I recently added this red moto jacket to my wardrobe, & I am finally able to admit that I have a moto jacket obsession. However, after realizing that this is the 3rd moto-style jacket hanging in my wardrobe, I also had to justify that this was going to indeed be a versatile, & well loved item that played nice with the other items already hanging in my closet. I don't have time or room for just so-so pieces that are going to be one-hit-wonders. Read on to see my trip down moto-jacket memory lane...

I picked up this suede moto jacket from Nordstrom last year, but my moto jacket love affair started long before! I found a super cheap Old Navy moto jacket back in 2012 (full outfit here) & I rocked a light blue moto jacket while in San Francisco in 2014 (outfit here).

full outfit posts: here & here

But I realized that a moto jacket truly was a serious staple in my closet when looking back through my blog archives at all the times I have worn my H&M faux leather moto jacket. While it has made more than 20 appearances here on the blog + countless more in my daily life, it still looks as good as the day I bought it! (links to all outfits below collage)

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From top to bottom: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15

Once I had all of these photos together in one place, I was surprised at how versatile the moto jacket had been - from adding edge to denim shorts, texture to a tulle skirt, season transition with maxi dresses, layers with jeans & so many other styles! So it made sense that for me, & my closet, a moto-jacket is a piece that deserves being found in multiples. This might not be the case for everyone's closet, but I certainly recommend this practice if you are considering adding a duplicate (but not identical item to your closet). My thought process for making this and other decisions when buying new clothes:

Do you already get decent use out of the similar items in your closet?

Can you plan at least 3 outfits with the new piece + items you already own?

Is this a piece that feels YOU? (aka, not just a trend)

In my book, I have to be able to say a firm YES to all 3 for an item to come home - & I have another outfit featuring my new red moto-cutie later this week! She's a real winner!!

jeans: Nordstrom distressed jeans (currently sold out, linking similar styles below - all under $100!)

necklace: Older style from BaubleBar, linking my current favorites below

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