Happy October! It’s my absolute favorite month…and I don’t know if it’s because I associate “Thriller” and Rocky Horror with Halloween, but there’s something about October that makes me hungry for red leather. Leather is costly, but thanks to coated/waxed denim, it’s easy to get the luxurious look of leather pants without actually paying for them.In the interest of creating contrast, I always wear these bold Carmar coated jeans from LF Stores in a casual context. My Jeffrey Campbell “Zomg” platform sneakers maintain the pants’ punky vibe, and my maroon beanie from CVS (yes, CVS) clashes cooly with the fire engine red. For colder weather, I would just throw on my American Apparel classic black hoodie.
To keep your coated jeans looking like real leather, be sure to wash them inside out. But be warned: coated denim will stretch a lot (as you can probably tell), so I would recommend taking one size down. These are Carmar, but J-Brand makes excellent coated denim as well.My Boyy “Slash” crossbody bag gives this chilled out ensemble a small dose of high fashion flair, and the fact that it’s beige relieves the heavy look of black on red. This purse is especially awesome because the flap is reversible, so I can rock it solid beige, or show a little skin (pun totally intended).
Photos by Amanda Rosen