J Crew Collection Navy leather jacket
As we approach the unofficial end of summer, think out of the box and channel your inner wild child with a fall road trip. For some it’s a weekend at a horse show, such as The Hampton’s Classic, or a horse show of a different type, the North Texas Fair & Rodeo, or for some, it’s taking a riff on a biker road trip, reliving the counterculture style of Beat poet, Jack Kerouac, and that of the anti-heroes of the ultimate road movie, Easy Rider.
The essentials for a road trip up the coast, whether you’re on a motorcycle or not, leather, denim, a sleek
turtleneck, a bit of distressed velvet, ankle boots and gutsy silver jewelry. The newest leather pieces – a motocross jacket in color, a sleek turtleneck or a streamlined, sexy shift – turned out in black, navy or burgundy, replete with cut outs, studs or asymmetrical zippers. Take the look to the max with modernized versions of the ankle boot. Look for distressed suede and leather, chain details, buckles and zippers and pair with sexy fishnets. Marry with a cross the body bag and bold jewelry for the ultimate effect. Steer toward chunky silver jewelry – chainmail, box studs and charms – an oversized bracelet to pair with men’s style watch or to layer with other bracelets, a layered necklace or pendant to wear with a turtleneck, and long drops, worn singly, or hoop earrings. Rev up the road look with messy upswept hair, or windswept shag, and ‘60s lined and smudged eyes.
Perhaps your style is more Vespa than Harley, no matter, be a Rebel with a Cause in leather, as you head into fall.