A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Resurrection of the Vintage Leather Jacket

It has been a weird winter this year; there have been major temperature swings from unseasonably warm to weather-warning cold. When it gets to be -30°C or below, it is essentially an outfit vacuum for me as no one is going to see what you are wearing under your winter jacket anyway. The unseasonably warm weather worked out well as I have been DYING to resurrect an old leather coat that I have had since about 2004. I bought it from a vintage store while I was in university.......I had eyeballed it for about a year before deciding to finally buy it. At the time, I didn't have much of a clothing budget so it was a bit of a splurge for me.
I used to wear the coat whilst riding on the back of a motorcycle but I hadn't used it for several years as it became too small for me to zip up comfortably at some point. I have always loved it so I kept it and I have finally figured out how to style it again. In mild winter weather, it is warm enough to wear open over a sweater or with a blanket scarf. For this outfit, I wore all black items with different materials/textures for interest. I added some fishnets to be trendy and some silver jewellery to finish off the outfit.


Chain, ring, and earrings made by me in silversmithing class.


Sweater: Complex Geometries
Velvet Skirt: Vintage 90's
Leather Jacket: Vintage 
Shoes: Fluevog

I am glad I kept this jacket, you will see it on the blog many more times this winter!
Have you had any good clothing resurrections lately?


  1. I've always wanted a badass jacket like that! I've resurrected my bellsleeves since those are back in style!!

  2. Looking badass! I love that all pieces of clothing you wear here come from different styles, yet the whole look is so consistent, it's something I definitely have a soft spot for.

  3. I like your hair! It looks nice loose like that amd it is a cool coat!