Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Wanna Be Rick

Rick Owens is a master of leather: his jackets are sublime, but they definitely require a certain level of income to acquire. But as you probably already know, I am not one to ever let a lack of funds for exorbitant purchases get me down; because where there is a will, there is always a way. I consistently say that personal style is the mark of a creative mind, and while you can always go into a store and buy an outfit off a mannequin, it takes a little imagination and a lot of resourcefulness to think outside the box. And then there are those instances when out of the blue, you have a fashion revelation.

For me, this revelation occurred at work one day, when I was wearing an Alice & Olivia drape front cashmere sweater, topped by my Premise leather moto jacket. Both pieces are already a few seasons old, but since I don't believe in throwing out perfectly amazing garments just because their "season" has passed, they are still regular staples in my wardrobe. A cashmere drape cardigan is ALWAYS a classic, and a leather motorcycle jacket never goes out of style, especially if you buy quality pieces that will last a lifetime.

So there I was, getting ready to head out for the day, and I happened to zip up my jacket with the cardigan draping outside the lapels. Immediately it came to me how much it reminded me of the Rick Owens Blister Jacket I had been coveting!
While this new combination certainly cannot compare to the real thing, it makes me just as happy, and saved me about $2000. (Not like I would ever spend that much money on a jacket if I had it, a Chanel bag...maybe.) Just more proof that you do not need thousands of dollars to look like a million bucks.

1 comment:

Kendria Smith said...

Rachel Zoe, watch out! Rebecca, I see celeb styling in your future :)