So I don’t know how the weather is in your neck of the woods, but it’s certainly a hair above chilly here in NYC!
I’ve been trying, futilely, to wear my trench coat, but this brisk weather calls for something a little more hefty even though it’s officially spring.
A great in between outerwear piece is a leather jacket: it’s light enough to peel off if the sun peeks out, yet warm enough for morning chills. Bonus: you can take it out again for transitional weather in the fall.
Celebs already know the deal:
Newlywed Beyonce wears a traditional black leather jacket out with her hubby…
Erykah Badu and Keyshia Cole also go for black, but spice it up with quilted panels…
And Alicia Keys and Rihanna punch up the style in tobacco and red leather options…
…with stunning results.
Guys almost exclusively rock the leather look when out and about:
Best man Jay-Z also goes for black, but with a twist…
John Legend and Andre Benjamin favor brown jackets with aviator elements…
And of course style czar Kanye West pops on a jacket that strikes a balance…
…in neutral grey with an edgy silhouette. Alexis looks pleased!
Want a leather look?
Ladies, try these high and low priced options:

And guys, no worries, I’ve got you covered:

Fashion, News, and What Nots
*I normally don’t do these, but when I saw a recent picture of Porschia Coleman (Russell Simmons’ new boo), I swore it was deja vu:

Who wore it better?
* Mel B unveils her new line, Catty Couture. [Perez]
*The New York Times on how some bloggers
literally blog ’til they drop. Please note, this IS NOT ME! I’m sure that’s obvious, but I’m just sayin’…[NYTimes]
*The Fashion Bomb Meet & Greet is about a week away…
…have you RSVP’d?? It’s not too late! RSVP to [email protected]. I’ll see you at Te Casan (382 West Broadway) on Wednesday, April 16th!

*Voting for the Glam Awards ends April 10th…

As Mariah would say, let’s make it happen!

4 thoughts on “Spring Must Have: Leather Jacket”

  1. I agree with your sentiments. DC is one step away from rewinding back to winter (well…that’s coming from a Californian). Definately will need to add a leather coat (preferably a bomber) to the collection. Love, love, LOVE Alicia’s chocolate number. Any idea who made it? (although i’m sure it’s out of my budget lol)


  2. I’ve been trying to figure what I’ll buy my boyfriend for his birthday and this post just helped me! A leather jacket will definitely do! Thanks!

    Portia wore it better!

  3. That is so funny how you did a post on leather jackets because i been lookin for a light one to where since were in global warming stages now, there will be a day when i can attend one of your functions,just not yet.

  4. I really really want that purple dress… where can I cop the budget version… and I will be stopping by the shoe event… I just rsvp’d…yay!

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