It's finally fall, and you know what that means. Sweaters, cashmere scarves, layering, boots, coats. These are all words that will soon become a part of our daily vocabulary as we try and decide what to wear in the morning, after checking the Weather app of course. But if you're living in LA like me, this is all one big fat joke. Just saying those words is literally making me sweat and the thought of putting on a sweater right now is giving me PTSD. It's f*cking hot. I mean, it's not a big surprise or anything since it's always summer here in Los Angeles, but there comes a point where I'm sick of wearing shorts and a tee and want to put on my Kooples coat that has barely gotten any use. So us Southern California residents have been left with what I like to call a "transitional" season. And let's be honest, we will probably be in this phase until after Christmas (who doesn't love having to turn on the AC while opening presents?).
This "transitional" season basically means that it'll be cold in the mornings and hot AF once 11 a.m. hits. Regardless, you need to plan accordingly. This means layering a sick jacket over a thin long sleeve or tee, whatever suits your fancy. This is as fall as it's gonna get people. So when it comes to new wardrobe shopping, I've been keeping an eye out for pieces that I think will work. That means finding t-shirts that are of darker and richer hues and jackets that are structured, but still light in material. Also the occasional long sleeve and sweater. Take this outfit for example.
If you know me at all, you've known that I've been on the prowl for a nice leather jacket (real, obvi) for a while now. A leather jacket is an investment piece, so just like any other investment, you want to make the right decision. I've tried on various ones for months and months from different stores and never found anything. That's until I went to Paris back in June. I was shopping in Le Marais when I stopped into Iro. I tried on this leather jacket there and immediately fell in love, but it being summer at the time, I walked away knowing I didn't need it at that moment in time. Months later, I end up at Iro in Beverly Hills, try it on, and fall in love yet again. So, all in all, ALWAYS BUY IT IN PARIS.
Well, enough rambling on and on about something you probably don't even care about. I paired my new baby with a longline tee. I never thought I would hop on the longline bandwagon, but I actually love them. They're great for layering and for going out too. It's simple and clean. I put on my light washed Rag & Bone's and my black sneakers and called it a day. This whole look reminded me of Grease, more specifically John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John singing "Summer Nights." I mean, this look is perfect for those warm summer days that turn into cold summer nights. It was also super fitting that I've always wanted to shoot at the Bates Motel art projection by Vincent Lamouroux and what's more Danny than posing in front of a chain link fence?