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Why the Moto Jacket is a Fall Closet Staple for your Conscious Wardrobe


The BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket has been with me for YEARS. I snagged it at one of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sales in two colors. Since then, it's been my go-to "outfit maker."


The moto jacket style is one that transcends fleeting trends, as it's been around for quite a while now and shows no signs of fading. The style continually sells out on popular retailers year after year. Why? Simple reason is because it's equally stylish and functional - edgy and classic. It doesn't require a lot of thought to throw on over a basic and create a look perfect for a night out at the club (post-pandemic of course), brunch with the gals, date night with bae, or a quick run to the dry cleaners.


Now - here at Flaunt Your Fancy, we're in the business of #sustainablefashion, and I understand Blank NYC isn't a "verified" sustainable brand. However, part of sustainable fashion is choosing styles and pieces that will serve as a staple in your wardrobe, are durable and high quality, and can be paired with a bunch of different clothing items you already own.


In the photo above, I've paired the Blank NYC Moto Jacket with the Naadam, sustainable cashmere turtleneck sweater (another great basic), simple black jeans, black booties, black sunnies, and a gold toned layered necklace. For a more polished/put together look, I pulled my hair up in a high pony.

Here I wore my camel suede favorite to happy hour cocktails and one of the most insta-famous spots in town - Serra by Birreria in the Flatiron District. This photo was taken at the start of fall in mid September, so temps hadn't yet dropped in NYC, but it was still cool enough for a light jacket.


The Northeast is known for having weird, transitional weather patterns just after summer and before winter, so it can be tricky to know how to dress. Either you're sweating on the way to work, or shivering in the office. Skillful layering is definitely learned through experience and a little bit of suffering. When the temperatures finally do start to drop, throw on a chunky scarf and a soft cashmere sweater and you're good to go.


Here I wore my moto jacket to a weekend trip upstate with some friends from high school. I paired it with simple black leggings, vegan bag, and chunky cloud scarf. We visited Indian ladder Farms to escape the city for the most basic fall activity of them all: apple picking! The leaves were just starting to change colors. So beautiful!

I bought this jacket prior to starting my sustainable journey. If you're just getting a handle on curating your conscious closet, or clearing out your closet and trying to fill the gaps - a suede/leather moto jacket like this one from Blank NYC will definitely check a few boxes.


Want to find a similar jacket from a sustainable/ethically responsible company? Check out the following brands!


Matt and Nat

DRADEN VEGAN LEATHER JACKET - $195.00


ABLE

MAHA LEATHER JACKET - $348.00

TRADESY

Blank NYC - $152.99

POSHMARK

Reseller - Price Varies


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