The Ambitionista
 

Leather & Leopard Prints

There are brief moments during a Southern California winter when it gets cold enough to justify wearing a leather jacket. These occasions are few and far between, the weather momentarily dropping from a pleasant 70 degrees to a foreign 40. On these days, every local news station is compelled to “go nuts” and you might see a spike in pumpkin spice lattes sales.

A moment of silence for all you East Coasters rolling your eyes right now.

Still, I’ll admit that I like to take advantage of these climatic unicorns. While it’s not chilly enough for a fabulous wool or exotic-fur coat, it’s not appropriate for your seersucker shorts either. It is, however, just the right temperature for a smart leather jacket…

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I am loving this Ann Taylor A-list leather jacket. Instead of being a full-out motorcycle jacket, it has just the right amount of detailing to be interesting , and yet is streamlined enough that you can style it for work or business.


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This look can be worn to a more casual business or work meeting, or in more contemporary/casual office environment.


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When choosing a leather jacket (or anything really) pay attention to the details. If you’re more of a gold-metal person like me, look for a jacket with gold zippers/buttons. Likewise if you’re more of a platinum or silver girl, look for a jacket with plain (not gold) metal zippers/buttons.


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Wearing classic black pumps brings the look together. Yes, you’re wearing leather and leopard print but add the pumps and everything instantly look more professional.


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All Photos By Sabrina Hill of PartyWithNoCake.com

Style Notes:
Leather Jacket, Leopard Print Top and Blue Cropped Pants – All Ann Taylor.
Shoes – Christian Louboutin.