Borrowed from the Boys.

It doesn’t matter how many jackets are stuffed into my closet, I’m always on the hunt for a new one. It’s become a collection; Jacket Watch never stops. Pro tip? Don’t limit yourself to the women’s side of the store. I found this faux navy leather motorcycle jacket in the men’s section at Express. A men’s leather jacket means: a) guaranteed slouch, as men’s clothing is cut wider through the shoulders + sleeves, and b) a reduction in the likelihood you’re going to show up in the same thing as some other girl at the party/bar/game/office.

I kept the color palette dark and the pieces simple: a fitted black top (off-the-shoulder, not that you can tell because it was bloody freezing), ankle-length skinny jeans, and a pair of classic black suede pumps to add in a feminine element.

Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket and black pumps
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Topshop pumps (similar here and here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket and black pumps
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Topshop pumps (similar here and here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Ray-Ban sunglasses
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket and black pumps
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Topshop pumps (similar here and here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Ray-Ban sunglasses
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket and black pumps
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Topshop pumps (similar here and here)
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket and black pumps
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Topshop pumps (similar here and here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
Ashley from LSR in a men's Express leather jacket and black pumps
Men’s Express jacket (similar here and here) // H&M top // Madewell jeans // Topshop pumps (similar here and here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses

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The lesson? Broaden those style horizons. This men’s leather jacket is just one successful example– I scan the boys’ side of the store for blazers and sweaters, as well. Pieces like these can all easily translate into a woman’s wardrobe and you get bonus points for being a bit original.

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