I feel as though leather pants have become season-less and that you can wear them anytime throughout the year with just a bit of tweaking here and there. Two people that come to mind are Miranda Kerr and Rosie Hunting-Whiteley, who are constantly caught in their leather trousers with everything from knits to lightweight tanks.
One of the new leather pants that I just get more fond of each day are the J Brand Nicola Leather Pants, which were just released. They have ribbing on the knees, which is new for J Brand. They are a brand that has never really ventured into heavy details, but these are strong, yet still feel subtle, while keeping true to the evolving J Brand soul.
For this look, I wanted to go for something very prim and show that leather pants don’t always have to be styled edgy. I paired them with a shirt by Topshop, flats by Repetto, and a bag from Marni. I then finished it off with sunglasses by Linda Farrow. I would say that this look is heavily influenced by Miranda Kerr’s personal style; she is someone who has styling leather pants in a very feminine, yet smart way, down packed.
For this weeks styling post, I wanted to do a denim vest instead of a pair of jeans. As it’s been so hot over here at the moment, I haven’t been able to wear jeans for a while without feeling like I am melting, so currently I am inspired by summer dresses and flowy clothing, to keep me cool.
I started with this Superdry Broderie White Summer Dress as my base item as I think the white is perfectly cool for summer and the dress is really easy wearing. Pairing dresses with denim vests is always something I like to do, which is why I chose this Rag & Bone Burney Denim Vest in Tattered Destroy. I think the wash of it suits the dress really well. I kept the rest of the outfit in a neutral colour palette, but very girly, so I went for these Charlotte Russe Wedges, a beautiful Oscar de la Renta Lace Gold Bracelet for one wrist and a MANGO Touch Snake Chains Bracelet for the other with a Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Rose Gold Watch. I opted for a little Crescent Moon Charm Necklace to add a little flare to the dress and finally finished it all off with some Ray-Ban Gold Aviators. This is definitely something I would wear to the park or for a picnic!
This week I wanted to do a no fuss, put together look and with some common staples because it’ll be a hot weekend. I chose the Rag & Bone Skinny in Grayson to be paired with a t shirt by Vintage because I thought the color would go well with the wash of the jeans. I then kept everything else neutral with a bag from Givenchy and the Newbury boots from Rag & Bone. To finish it off, I chose a pair of Raen sunglasses.
I decided to do two looks this week after I saw these exclusive RBW23 up on Intermix last night. I thought it’ll be cool to do a look that was a bit more comfy and easy to travel in, in case you are deciding to fly out somewhere this weekend. Whenever I think of camouflage, Jay-Z quickly comes to mind and I thought who better to inspire this look other than him? Although I doubt we would be seeing him sport some Free Runs, even on his day off.
Other than the shoes (which I think would look great when the ankles are slightly unzipped), I paired them with a t shirt from Opening Ceremony, sunglasses by Tom Ford, then a bag and belt by Saint Laurent to finish it off. So whether you are flying out somewhere or just hanging out, these looks will keep you comfy, yet still looking smart.
DL1961 asked us to style some of their new jeans from their Men’s summer collection. For this post, I styled their Nick in Bronco, Russell in Viper and the Nick in Fulton. As I see DL as a brand that is very classic with their styles, I wanted to keep the looks smart while still showing off their appeal.
When I think of blue jeans with tonal stitching, I automatically think of denim shirts. When paired together I find the pairing to look casual, yet feel smart. I styled them with a denim shirt from Dolce & Gabbana, driving shoes from Bottega Veneta, and sunglasses by DSquared2. What I like about this look is how easy it can work from day-to-night. You can wear the shirt unbuttoned at the top with the jeans cuffed during the day and then button the shirt up all the way and wear the jeans full length for a summer dinner at the beach.