Leather Weather

Leather is having a major moment in my closet. And I don’t mean in a Matrix kind of way.

Luckily for me, the trend is pretty prevalent this season. There’s something super sleek and edgy about donning it for a daytime look, and the key to wearing it well is knowing how to keep your look balanced.

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… I have a slightly different definition of “balanced” than most when it comes to style. Layers, layers, layers.

If you’re more on the subtle side, ease your way in by starting with a leather clutch or cross-body bag, like this slate grey Marc Jacobs one (yes, Macy’s sells MbyMJ, among a few other favorites).

You can get away with pairing this item with anything in your closet, but I opted to spice things up with a DKNY leather-trim blazer, a cropped knit and metallic denim from the affordable INC line. Why not?

Macy’s has a huge selection of jackets this season (and always, come to think of it). I loved just about every classic black blazer I came across, but the edged-up tuxedo styling and a faux-leather lapel of this particular DKNY piece did me in. I plan to pair it with my favorite LBD for a fun night out, and my those-are-tough-to-style floral jeans for weekends to come.

At the end of the day, if you’re still unsold how to easy it is to incorporate leather into your wardrobe, it’s as simple as investing in a good pair of everyday, wear-anywhere boots.

I wore this Enzo Angiolini pair straight out of the studio from last week’s video shoot and to the airport – they’re that comfortable!

*Head to toe: DKNY tuxedo blazer, INC cowl neck sweater, BCBGBMAXAZRIA blouse, INC metallic-coated jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Rachel Roy for Macy’s shoes c/o Macy’s via Glam

Photos: Katy, Jessica


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  • LOVE those gold jeans!! Sorry the Rockefeller Center pictures didn’t turn out better 🙁

    • Haha, the Rockefeller photos were great, but it was the subject that looked like sh-t and I felt inspired to shop for/create new look. You are still my favorite photog to date! 😉

  • Oh. my. goodness. Those pants are amazing!! I think I need them in my life!

    Looking fab per usual Hallie!


    • Thank you, doll, but you’re one to talk! That new haircut has me ready to run to the salon. You look amazing!

  • Girl you look awesome! I love the color pairings in the first outfit. I would never think to put the grey sweater with the metallic pants and the teal shoes! You look awesome. The jacket really pulls the whole thing together for a more tailored look. I would have loved to see some shots without the jacket, too! 🙂 Keep being awesome, I’m obsessed!

    • Apparently I love the word ‘awesome’? Go me.

      • Hahaha, thanks for making me smile! You are so sweet. I do that too — get stuck on words — consider it another form of writer’s block. 🙂

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