Striping & Piping

My obsession with the black & white trend this spring is a little out of control. Absolutely love the classic, chic combo!

When I opened a package from Karen Kane last weekend, I almost fainted when I tried on this jacket. BEYOND amazing. It’s a knit so it’s not too heavy for spring/summer. Get ready to see a lot of this moto jacket in the rotation… It’s perfect for year-round wear!

For my new jacket‘s first outing, I wanted to wear her with strictly black and white pieces from my wardrobe. I knew that pairing the look with my black sneaker wedges would make it extra sporty, but since I don’t own these ZARA pumps yet, the sneaks would have to do.

If I had it my way and could have ran to ZARA before I headed out the door, I would have rocked this necklace and these pumps for a more classic look!

gifted Karen Kane Knit Moto Jacket (on sale here!) / J.Crew Sequin Pocket Tee / gifted Textile Elizabeth & James Black Denim with White Piping (opposite version here) / gifted Charming Charlie Necklace (similar) / Candies Sneaker Wedges (on sale!) / Ray-Ban Wayfarers / Michael Kors White Watch / gifted Poshlocket Bangle / Bauble Bar Wrap Bracelet (old) / Lips: Dolce & Gabbana ‘Cosmopolitan’ / Nails: Essie ‘Mint Candy Apple’

Thanks to Hallie for the photos!

PS – Linked up this look to BDIB!

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  1. 3.14.13
    Kimberly said:

    OMG – this jacket is amazing! I couldn’t click on the link fast enough – does it run tts?

    • 3.14.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Yes, true to size! I have a Small and it fits perfectly!!

  2. 3.14.13
    Rachelle said:

    Love this look, the kicks give it an edge. You look gorgeous.


  3. 3.14.13
    Elizabeth said:

    This is SUCH a cool outfit! I wish I was wearing it right now!

  4. 3.14.13
    Jamie said:

    Just started following your blog and I LOVE your style!!! That jacket is so cute and never would have thought to pair with those shoes!!! Def a edge look.. AMAZING!!!


  5. 3.14.13

    This is such a cute outfit! This could easily transition into night with a pair of fab heels.

  6. 3.14.13
    Alissa said:

    OMG. This is freaking awesome!

  7. 3.14.13
    Katie said:

    Ah LOVE this whole outfit! That jacket is amazeee!


  8. 3.14.13
    Kristin said:

    I don’t know how you can always mix up your styles so perfectly! I love the sporty glam look you have going with this outfit and the simple black and white really makes it pop without being overbearing. Love your style!

  9. 3.14.13
    Holly said:

    You look so awesome in this!! Love it!

  10. 3.14.13
    Alyssa said:

    You are gorg! Love the first black and white picture–and the whole black and white outfit!

  11. 3.14.13

    I LOVE those piped pants! You look too cute here!! : )


  12. 3.14.13
    Lara said:

    Ah that jacket is GREAT! I’m into the black and white trend as well, but don’t actually own anything black and white striped. Clearly I’m missing out!

    xox Lara

  13. 3.14.13
    viv said:

    That jacket is amazeballs! Love it!

  14. 3.14.13
    Lacey said:

    Adorable jacket!!! Love the tee too!

  15. 3.14.13

    Every time I see sneaker wedges, I think I should get a pair! Love this black version!

  16. 3.14.13

    LOVE the stripes. And the piping down the pant leg is the perfect touch.

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  17. 3.14.13
    Ellen said:

    This is one of my absolute favorite outfits! You look so bad***!

  18. 3.14.13
    anngelik said:

    I love your black and white look! That blazer is so pretty.


  19. 3.14.13
    Chelsea said:

    I love the piping on your pants and that striped jacket is to die for! Totally loving the black and white trend.

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  20. 3.14.13
    Agi said:

    Love this outfit, especially the blazer. Gorgeous.


  21. 3.14.13
    Sarah said:

    Super cute! I also LOVE your lipstick!

  22. 3.14.13
    Stacey said:

    I love this black and white look and how amazing is that blazer! I can’t wait to see all the ways you wear it!


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  23. 3.14.13
    AJ said:

    I am SO in love with that jacket! I just bought a tweed moto jacket and I want to wear it all the time! That sequin pocket tee is adorbs too!


  24. 3.14.13
    Sydney said:

    Love how you took the classic black and white combination and made it edgy with the high tops and glam jewelry!

  25. 3.14.13
    Kylie Rae said:

    I would have fainted had I got to put that jacket on too! It’s perfect. I too love that the trend is black & white this Spring. Such a classic!

    XO Kylie

  26. 3.14.13
    heather said:

    I love the jacket. I like that the wedge sneakers go with the sporty look and keeps it casual cool.

  27. 3.15.13
    Michelle said:

    Love that jacket, it’s perfect!

  28. 3.15.13
    Sarah said:

    Loving the black and white!!!

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  29. 3.15.13

    LOVE the striped blazer — happy friday! xo

  30. 3.15.13

    I love this jacket! So gorgeous. It is so great with those piped pants. Love this look.


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  31. 3.15.13
    Andrea said:

    Love love love that jacket! I’m all about anything b+w stripes 🙂


  32. 3.15.13

    Love this jacket and the combo of the outfit, but I’m with you on craving those black and white heels from Zara as well!

    xxoo – jessica

  33. 3.17.13
    Dr. Dad said:

    One of my favs. Always liked B & W, especially on blondes. The transition in from the B & W photo is creative. You’re lookin’ a little skinny – better take some STURDY unCHBeef back to NYC next time you’re home.

  34. 3.17.13
    Dr. Dad said:

    You could also add some silver ‘arm-candy’ to the get-up w/o detracting from the MK watch. But, like your Mom, you’ve always gravitated to the ‘Golden Girl’ side. Like the wedge-sneaker accessorizing.

  35. 3.20.13

    Love how you styled the jacket – such a great chic and sporty look!

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  36. 4.21.13
    Elisa said:

    What a fantastic outfit! Love how you used classic pieces with fun and modern twists! That jacket is awesome, but it is the way you paired it with the other items that really makes it shine!