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[Chelsae Anne | Photographer]

LEATHER JACKET: (c/o) Bernardo/TEE, DISTRESSED JEANS, HEELSSCRUNCHIE, MINI SATCHEL: (c/o) Shopbop

You try on an amazing leather jacket. You fall in love. You think, “this is everything.” Then you look at the price tag. Your heart skips a beat. “Do I buy it?” Heart beats faster. Takes deep breath. You slowly… very slowly… place the jacket back on the rack. Tear rolls down cheek. You walk away. Giving that beautiful leather jacket a little #sideeye while you wipe tear. You drive back home contemplating life. Go to sleep. Jacket in dreams. Go back to store. Repeat.

Raise your hand if this is you. Every weekend.

Waves both hands in air.

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Break out the Leather!

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

LEATHER JACKET: (c/o) Bernardo Outerwear/TURTLENECK: (c/o) Storets/SKIRT: (c/o) Storets/SANDALS: Here/TOTE: (c/o) Marshalls/SUNNIES: Here/LIPS: (c/o) Kevyn Aucoin

It’s that time of year. It’s time to break out the leather. Leather is perfect for fall. It’s also the international symbol of cool. No. Joke.

Growing up, I watched my favorite Spice Girls fashionista’s rock leather jackets. I associated leather jackets with rebels, rock stars and the cool kids. I wanted to be the same way! [So much in fact, I have a Glamour Shot wearing a leather jacket. When the photographer asked what props I wanted for my photo, I said – “the leather jacket. No bows. Please. And thank you.” Little did he know, this was the start of my blogging career. At like 7 years old.]

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

As I grew older, I would see some of my favorite street style bloggers swing leather jackets over one shoulder or over both shoulders. I thought it was so chic. “The ultimate blogger staple,” I thought. And I needed one.

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Today, you’ll find chunky sweaters, blazers, jackets, trench coats in my closet but believe it not, no leather jacket. It’s taken me forever to find one that I love. Between the fit, the style, the color, and the cost (because let’s be real, they can get costly), I’ve never pulled the trigger! Until recently…

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

This beautiful, buttery brown leather jacket from Bernardo Outerwear made it’s way into my wardrobe and it’s never leaving. It fits me just right yet comfortable enough to move freely and wear layers underneath. And the leather! The leather is supple and soft. It’s luxe and definitely high quality. And definitely worth every penny.

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Couple tips for those considering buying a leather jacket…

I suggest leather. Vegan won’t last long and wear the same way. With leather, you’ll have it in your closet forever (therefore, justifying the cost-per-wear).

Think about color. For me, this color blends in well into my wardrobe. For some, black is better. Or a colored jacket like burgundy for those looking to make a statement.

Consider the weight of the jacket. A light jacket is causal. A heavier jacket, with interesting hardware like zippers, studs and bets, is way cooler. It also lends well to cooler temps.

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Fit and quality are super important too when shopping for a leather jacket! Try it on or contact your local tailor for more information on what to look for.

All in all, there’s something so special about the way a leather jacket feels. And I’m so happy with this one! Be prepared to see it A LOT this season.

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

Bernardo Outerwear - The Style Bungalow

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Xo, Stephanie