Hi fam! It’s a new month and that means a new single piece I’m styling two ways! Back on my last trip to NYC in June, I spotted this amazing leopard print jacket at Anine Bing. I didn’t buy it at first, but after a week or so thinking about it non-stop, I pulled the trigger on it.
Leopard print is a neutral and you can wear it year-round. At least that’s what I told myself while buying a jacket in the dead of summer. I’ve actually already gotten some decent use out of this thing, though. Despite it being July, Los Angeles didn’t get the memo that at night it’s supposed to stay warm.
Anyway, I digress. This month’s “One Piece Two Ways” is this fab leopard print jacket you see right here. See all of today’s outfit details below, then check back tomorrow to see how I switch things up.
(Full disclosure, I’ll probably style this jacket a few more times to show how to wear it into fall.)
Dress for Success
This jacket adds a little bit of edge to any look, so I wanted whatever I paired it with to be super girly, and super summery. And a little white dress checks the box on both of those. Truth be told, I really lagged on shopping for white dresses this summer. I always purchase a couple every year, but this year people got to them early! (My other white dress for the season is featured in this post.) I guess being patient for the right LWD pays off though. The second I saw this dress (also Anine Bing) it was an instant “add to cart” piece.
I’m not going to lie, this white dress a little pricey, but here me out. The perfect white dress is actually really hard to find. At least for me. I want it to be short, but not too short. I want my dress to be lined. Thin white fabric, although great on a hot day, is not so great when you can see through it. Plus, I like versatility in pieces. This, you already know.
I constantly write about cost per wear; if an item is expensive it really forces me to think how many times I’ll wear the piece. This dress looks fab belted like I styled it here, but also oh so flowy and comfy without a belt. Throw in the fact that thanks to its length and shape it can be dressed up or down, and you’ve got yourself a winner. (Also. TBH, I kind of just like anything by Anine Bing. She is my style icon.)
SIZE NOTES: The jacket runs a little big, so I got an XS. The dress is true to size; I’m in a small.
The western trend is still going strong, so I picked my accessories around that.
First up, a pair of affordable taupe suede booties. Then my belt, which has silver and stone hardware that remind me a little of the Southwest. Then finally, I added a fringe bag to complete the look. This bag is old, but I scored it on major sale at Barney’s (under $900 for YSL!), and fringe is always a major yes in my book.
Combined with the leopard jacket, this outfit is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll – just the way I like it.
Don’t forget to check in tomorrow to see how I switch things up with this jacket!