“I thought that my life would suddenly improve if I got a leather jacket…
And I was literally 100% totally right.”
You’ve probably seen this floating around Pinterest. The artist, Séamus Gallagher, is on to something. A good leather jacket – even faux – is like social armor. Trust me, it’s my standby work week trick. Throw one on over my conservative office dress at the end of a long day, and I’m suddenly confident, in charge, and ready to go anywhere. Throw it on over a leather dress when the weekend is young, and I am unstoppable.
The dress was a miraculous AllSaints sale find, and it’s quite the statement piece. Skin tight and one-shouldered, it’s likely capable of changing a few lives on its own. While it could be a bit much for casual wear, the leather jacket tempered that and added versatility. Sneakers and ripped tights further dressed things down, and paired nicely with the red lip and perfectly mussed hair. I’m not sure the leather on leather ensemble changed the course of my weekend, but I did have an enjoyable evening out with friends.
Anyway, you know what else will make your life 100% totally better? Checking out the illustrations and witty social commentary from Séamus Gallagher on his Tumblr.*
*Side note: I’ve been seeing his images for months and it still took, like, a full 3 minutes for me to find the source – and I’m a good Googler!