Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A bit of Edge

I think it's very difficult to stay true to your personal style yet still look fresh and on trend. The best way I can describe my style is casual and classic. Often times, my style is heavily influenced by classic, casual pieces and of course, mostly in neutrals. Classic clothes and accessories are great investment pieces, but the style can become boring if it isn't mixed with others. I always try to stay true my style but love adding a twist to a classic look.

For someone who loves classic lines, a leather jacket is not always high on my list. Although, I did spend quite a bit of time last year looking for one. I gave up after a while because everything I found was either too expensive or not the right fit. Originally, I wanted a real leather jacket. Later on, I realized it wasn't a smart buy to spend over $300 on something that I wasn't sure about. For some people, leather jackets are winter staples. For me, a leather jacket is just a trendy accessory to my wardrobe. I would grab my pea coat over a leather jacket any day. 


For a trendy piece I only wear a few times a year, I am happy with the standing collar biker jacket from OASAP. The faux leather is incredibly soft. The fit is perfect for someone my size. I like the cropped look with subtle rock-chic details. This particular jacket is sold out but they have several different styles to choose from. One item crossed off my fall/winter wish list =)

Here's a recap of what I've accomplished so far on my wish list:
1. Ankle-strap flats (purchased)
2. A burgundy skirt (purchased)
3. A cross-body bag for work (purchased)
4. A pair of printed pumps (purchased)
5. A leather/faux leather moto jacket (purchased)
6. An over-sized sweater
7. A new pair of riding boots (something similar to this or this)
8. A leopard infinity scarf (thinking about getting this scarf)
9. A plaque belt (something similar to this) or a leopard belt (something similar to this)

Readers, how would you describe your personal style?


lisacng said...

"I think it's very difficult to stay true to your personal style yet still look fresh and on trend" -- I don't think that's true at all! I think you are always fresh and on trend. You update your pieces as necessary but it's still you!! I love your faux leather jacket and good call on not buying real leather if you won't wear it as often as a pea coat. You look bad ass girl, in a good way!

Van Nguyen said...

It nice to change things up once in awhile. This is a great look. Love the purple sweater.

phiphis blog said...

i love this outfit - and agree you can stay classic and still incorporate trendy pieces here and there just as what you've done with this outfit! looking great syd!

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palmandpineblog said...

Love this post! Love how you added trendy pieces to a classic leather jacket.

xo, tasha
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John B. Marine said...

Plenty of "bad girl" in this outfit. Sweet as sugar Sydney style here, even in an edgy way. There's plenty of toughness while still looking chic. Nice outfit and nice way to beat the cold! :)


Always Maylee said...

You look gorgeous! I LOVE your leather jacket and boots, so cute.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

simplyvonne said...

i definitely like the leather jack on you. I am more of blazer cardigan type of girl then leather jacket. I like it on other people but I dont think I can pull it off though lol

you look great btw :) have a good week!

Unknown said...

Great shoot! Love your leather jacket and boots! I just bought one too =)

<3 Kelly

Unknown said...

It's amazing what a difference a leather jacket can make. You look stunning in this outfit!

Christie said...

Love this look. Its very chic! So perfect for the Fall weather! - xo

Me said...

Great fit! I definitely agree on your comment of the jacket being a "trendy accessory to my wardrobe" rather than the go-to item for warmth.

Kind of going through my own style change (for non-work clothes) right now. I just want to build a closet of neutral tees/sweaters...white, creams, and navy. I feel like I am reverting back to my tom-boy/comfy ways lately.

Hope you and baby are doing well! :)

Anonymous said...

I like your outfit and your lips color. May I ask, what brand and color that is? Thank you.


Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

@Anonymous Thank you! It's the NYX Matte Lipstick in Summer Breeze

Unknown said...

Love the outfit here!
My style depends more on my mood.

audrinajulia said...

You look great wearing leather jacket. Personally I'm into cardigan/blazer girl but I do appreciate woman who can look good wearing leather jacket like you do. I can say my style is more on comfort casual chic.

Glad that you're in halfway with your fall wishlist.:)


Petitetomatoes said...

You look so sharp! I think my personal style fluctuates. I just can't stick to one style, but I do love casual wear.

Phoebe said...

Love your faux leather jacket and your outfit. I found a pair too and couldn't be happier. I'm the same as you, I would grab a peacoat over a leather jacket...probably since I live in the midwest! :D xoxo, Phoebe