When she's not donning retro-meets-prepster wares as Rachel Berry on Glee, or taking her sexy thigh-high slit gowns to the next level on the red carpet, Lea Michele still manages to own yet another styling persona. We're referring to her cool off-duty LA look, of course. While simple in its elemental execution, there's no way you can go wrong when an awesome shearling biker jacket is involved. Before we get in over our heads, let's review: Lea stuck to the casual basics — light-washed denim and a white tee — and then gave her low-key approach a tougher finish with the addition of two edgier pieces, a leather jacket and ankle-cut moto boots. We love the boots, but like we already divulged, the Current/Elliott jacket is the real game changer here.Even if you're not the type to take on more masculine-inspired wares, the shearling collar gives this topper a softer, cozier appeal. And while we are totally fine with copying her outfit head-to-toe, you can also pair this cool-girl jacket with more feminine fare. Try layering a bobble-knitted sweater over a floral-printed maxi dress, then finish it off with a jacket like this one. Or, don a fitted pencil skirt with an oversize fuzzy sweater, topping it off with what else? A shearling-lined jacket, and you'll see that blurring the lines of rough-around-the-edges vs. ultragirlie is actually quite easy. We'll leave the ensemble to you, but the outerwear — we've got our favorite picks below.
Dec 13 2012