Life After Denim Bomber Jacket
I love this jacket so much, the color, the style, the fit. I’ve always wanted a jacket exactly like this and I’m so happy Life After Denim allowed me to style one of their dopest jackets this season! If you’re interested in buying one just like it, you can find it here.
If you go back to my first blog post in February, you’ll see another one of my favorites, a denim jacket with a faux fur collar. I’ve been a fan of jackets with a faux fur collar since I bought that jacket at a thrift store. I was excited to add another one with a similar collar to my wardrobe. The collar wasn’t the only thing I was excited about. The color was to die for! Life After Denim calls this color “tigers eye”. I don’t know if you’ve ever had the opportunity to get super close to a tiger to see it’s eye color but apparently it’s the color of this jacket. It’s in the brown and gold family and I’m loving it! Did you just say, “bah dah dah dah dah, I’m loving it!” from the McDonald’s theme song or was I alone with that one? LOL!
Anyways, let me walk you through how I decided to put this look together. I immediately thought of the color blue, and adding various shades of blue. I knew it would compliment the tigers eye color well. I also wanted to mix and match different patterns. Let’s work our way down from head to toe, shall we?
The denim button-down with stripes is from Sixth June. I found it on ASOS and really liked the extended look. This type of shirt is perfect for layering with jackets. The model on the website is styled wearing this shirt with a denim jacket which proves it’s perfect for layering. I love having extra fabric hanging below my jacket. I’m wearing a size small. If you’re smaller and like your clothes looser and you’re shopping on ASOS in the men’s section, here’s a tip. If the description says anything with the words “oversized” you most likely should order a size down. I’m usually a size medium in men’s shirts on ASOS so I knew when I saw the word oversized in the description I would need to size down. One time I ordered my usual medium size when the description said oversized and I was swimming in it haha! I definitely learned my lesson so just make sure you’re paying attention to description words or base it off of the sizing chart.
I really love a long extended shirt because it covers my butt which is definitely an area I do not like to draw attention to. If you have a booty and would rather keep it to yourself this is the perfect shirt for you. Be aware of the fabrics you choose when you’re wearing an extended shirt. This shirt works for me because it’s loose fitting and it doesn’t draw attention to any curves on my body, which I love. I’ve definitely bought extended shirts in the past that were made of clingy material that wasn’t right for my body. This made me feel extremely uncomfortable. Those extended shirts were made of stretch cotton that looked amazing on the slender mannequin but when I put it on it hugged my hips and my waist and it was weird to say the least. I know there was a time when everyone and their mama was rocking the extended shirt look. Just because everyone is wearing it, doesn’t mean it looks the same on every body type. For me, it was all about finding the correct fabric and fit for me which did require trial and error.
Who doesn’t love stripes? I try to wear shirts with vertical lines instead of horizontal lines. My mom always told me growing up that when you wear horizontal lines it draws the eye outward, making you appear wider than you really are. Vertical lines are more slimmer and they elongate your body. She’s totally right! I’m short so I needed this advice lol. If you’re thinner and you want to add more width to your frame, horizontal stripes will work best for you but I don’t want to add any additional width to my frame so I stick with vertical lined stripes. To each their own though but make sure you wear whatever works best for you!
The pants I’m wearing are from ASOS as well. I love a checkered pant and have about two other checkered styled pants in my closet at the moment. My collection is slowly growing. Yay! I mentioned earlier that I really wanted to mix patterns. I thought the striped button-down and checkered pants would compliment each other well even though they look completely different. Something in me said, this will work. The button-down is light blue and the pants are dark blue with a splash of the tigers eye color that work perfectly with the jacket. The outfit was either going to be a fashion faux pax or a yasss moment!! I was up for the fashion risk. When I finally put everything together I had that yassss moment and I’m happy with how it turned out!
The pants are called the Noah skinny smart pants in grid check. These pants are beyond comfortable, so soft and warm and they fit perfectly. It’s the perfect material and thickness for this cold weather right now. I have a lot of pants that are thin so it was nice to find a thicker pair of pants that didn’t make me look bulky. My advice to you is if you want to mix patterns try keeping things in the same color family and start exploring! It’s a lot of fun.
I chose to pair this outfit with a simple shoe since my shirt and pants had a lot going on. Since the faux fur collar is white I decided on white sneakers to complete this look. You guys, please don’t sleep on your shoe game. It’s an important part of your outfit! You can have a bomb outfit and then the shoes could completely ruin it. Don’t waste a good outfit with shoes that don’t work. Also, that doesn’t mean your shoes have to be expensive or from the latest brands. Try to compliment your outfit the best you can such as paying attention to colors you’re already included in your outfit. I’m wearing my favorite style of Vans the Canvas Old Skool in true white.
Let me know your thoughts about this look in the comments section below!