Hype top (Century 21); Chaiken black cotton tank (sample); Zara leather jacket; BDG jeans; vintage belt and bag; Seychelles boots; Ray-Ban sunnies; vintage bangle; etc… metal and cord watchband bracelets and watch necklace; Marina Pecoraro silk rope bracelet (Artists & Fleas Market); Vanessa Mooney zip me up wrap bracelet in purple (c/o Vanessa Mooney); vintage friendship bracelet. / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp

I don’t think I’ve come to terms with it being fall yet—especially with this crazy warm weather we’ve been having during this holiday weekend. So when the cool air chills me in these evenings, it’s easy to transition with my perennial favorite leather jacket from Zara.

This jacket is my favorite way to toughen up my feminine looks (with my combat boots being a close second). While a good affordable leather jacket is hard to find, Zara consistently doesn’t disappoint year after year, with gorgeous designs similar to my classic favorite for under $250!

I know some of you wouldn’t dream of spending that much on a jacket, but hear me out: This is a piece of your wardrobe that will last for years to come and it can be thrown over almost any outfit when the temperatures begin to drop. A party dress can be made casual and t-shirt with jeans can look edgy (hello, James Dean?). You’ll be warm and feel cool at the same time—guaranteed.

Enjoy your Columbus Day and the gorgeous weather!

xo DA