As you know I’m into wearing leather at the moment and although I rarely buy duplicates I could not resist buying this leather jacket in two colors.

Here is why it ticked all my boxes:

  • I can wear them multiple ways.
  • It has asymmetric elements.
  • I so enjoyed wearing jackets in The Netherlands and I wanted more of that here.
  • I can wear them in Singapore (the jackets are largely unlined so I’m wearing them with nothing underneath here in Singapore.
  • I can wear them as regular jackets in The Netherlands.
  • The jackets give my looks a bit of an edge, which is something I’m looking for at the moment.
  • They fit perfectly and give me a waist.
  • Affordable.
  • I received a bad-ass blogger card (designed by Suzanne Carillo) and given to me by Anja over Christmas and I need to live up to that reputation!

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The red jacket was a no-brainer. It’s not a duplicate of my other jacket, I recently showed you as that jacket is more for winter, has a darker color and is not suitable for Singapore weather.

Red generally looks good on me and it elevates my complexion. It’s a great choice when I’m in a bright and colorful mood or when I need to add more color to neutral clothes.

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It looks great with white, camel or jeans but also with my beloved Preen skirt that you have already seen multiple times on this blog. You already know that I love to remix my clothes and am always looking for different ways to wear them.

The green jacket is similar to Greetje’s jacket but not the same. She wears a thicker lined version, while this one is the same as the red one and made of thin (partially) unlined leather.

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I love wearing my green jacket when I want to look a bit more badass or edgier or want to feel powerful and strong. It’s a color I have not worn for a long time and it’s fun to add a new color to my wardrobe. I showed you another (dandy) outfit version of this jacket recently on Instagram.

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It will look great with many of my white basics and it ALSO looks perfect with my colorful Preen skirt. I may even prefer this look as it combines the flirty and flowery with the rougher and edgy.

As you know I cannot tolerate too many flowers or romance in my looks and it needs to counterbalanced with something tougher.

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I have already worn both jackets multiple times as they are great for Singapore’s cold airconditioned indoor shopping centers and theaters. So I’m pleased that I was smart enough to buy both!

Leather jackets: Cigno Nero
Skirt: Preen (you can buy old Preen collection items cheaply at Yoox where they also have a dress version of this print; I just ordered another printed skirt myself!)
Shoes: Hoegl

Which color do you prefer? Red or green?


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