Week of requests: faux leather jackets


You don’t have to be a die-hard vegan to appreciate faux leather jackets: they’re also usually substantially cheaper than the real thing, and are often pretty tough to tell apart from it either. I like the built-in hoodie on this cool trucker jacket.

A sharp-looking shirt jacket that’d be great for layering.

A pretty classic moto jacket with a slightly cropped fit.

And here’s a really delightfully unadorned moto.

Here’s one that’s a little longer than usual, and here it is in extended sizes.

This snappy trench reminds me of the character Sting played in Quadrophenia, and I mean that in a good way.

The hood on this jacket is removable, which is handy.

This faux suede number reminds me a bit of something from Rick Owens, only it’s a whole lot cheaper.

I like the slant zipper pockets and band collar on this one.

This is so nicely understated that I don’t mind the button embellishments at the shoulder and zip pockets.

This puffer isn’t cheap, but it is chic as hell and I really want one. Here’s a similar-but-less-pricey version of it.


Week of requests: skirts with grown-up hemlines


A commenter named Farah asked to see midi skirts, and a lot of you seemed to concur, so here you go. This is a category I rarely approach on GOACA because usually, I find most skirts to be unnecessarily tricky, but I actually found a bumper crop of ones to like this time around, starting with this well-priced navy satin number.

The diagonal stripes here add an element of interest.

The print on this skirt is nice and graphic. Here it is in extended sizes.

This pull on charmeuse specimen is just so chic and easy, and would look great with an oversized sweater.

I always like a black floral, and this one has a nice flowiness to it.

This faux leather skirt from extended sizes brand Eloquii is both flattering and a touch flirty.

The asymmetrical hem here is interesting without being overly tricky.

I just really love this blue and red zig-zaggy print.

A nicely textured skirt in a lively color combination. I’d pair it with a striped tee for some matchy-clashy fun.

Knife pleats are always so sharp and sophisticated-looking, and you can’t beat the price here.

I showed you a dress with this print a while back, I’m pretty certain, and I think it looks even better on this sharp button-up skirt.

Hot pink corduroy: how totally fun.

A denim skirt in a super-clean wash—no distressing or fading—is a refreshing thing.

This pleated asymmetric skirt looks designer-y and Japanese and pricey, but it’s from Cos, and goes for just a hair over $100.

A pretty well-priced leather pencil skirt; here’s something quite similar, but with faux leather.

From Universal Standard: a ribbed sweater skirt that looks desperately comfortable.

I just dig the off-kilter waistline on this one.

Something about this chain print strikes me as quite elegant.

The generous slit gives this one a quietly sexy vibe.

I typically think orange and black is a color combination best reserved for Halloween, but I’m really liking it here.

A nice long denim skirt that I’d wear with tights, boots, and a ruffle-neck blouse.

This corduroy skirt is a wee bit shorter that the rest of what I’m showing here, but it was too damn cute (and cheap!) not to include.

A stellar leopard print on a slick pencil silhouette.

This well-cut silk bias skirt with a pretty great camo print is about as sophisticated as I’ve ever seen camo look.

I think this corduroy skirt is so polished-looking, and chic in a 70s way.

The black leather self-belt on this chic navy A-line wrap skirt is the perfect finishing touch.

And speaking of wrap skirts, I’m hugely tempted by this checked wool specimen, which looks like it would be really easy to wear.


A fun, flowy leopard print skirt that I’d pair with something unexpected, like a bright orange or red sweater.

This snake print is very tough chick, but in a kind of subdued way.

And finally: this faux leather pencil skirt isn’t cheap, but it’d dress up pretty much anything you paired with it, and would likely positively slay on the cost-per-wear front.


We interrupt the week of requests to bring you the Net a Porter sale


It’s Friends & Family time over at Net a Porter right now, and here are a few of my picks, starting with this Alex Mill button-down in an excellent army green.

I think this track jacket is rather snappy.

I like these Current Elliot pants because they’re not too high-waisted, and have a bit of stretch.

This Anine Bing snake print button down is nicely slinky.

A chic, slightly-left-of-classic Alex Mill trench.

This skirt pulls on and is made of crinkled satin, which would make it ideal for travel.

A nicely-cut pair of Theory trousers made of stretch wool.

Just a really pretty, feminine dress with long sleeves, which is a rarity among dresses.

I bought this awesome Sea New York skirt for full-price back in the summer, but have gotten so much wear out of it since then that I don’t even care that it’s marked down now.

There is lots of Nili Lotan marked down, including these sweats, which could have been in the work-at-home post because they’re really well-cut. Click through and check out the trouser-ish pockets in the back.

I’ve wanted a Bella Freud sweater for a while now—they’re so clever and cute—and this might be the moment.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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