Turning Heads Linkup – Maroon Moto Jacket with Cable Knit Sweater - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup – Maroon Moto Jacket with Cable Knit Sweater

I have a thing for moto jackets. A Bit of a collection. ( obsession). 

This plum colored cozy cable-knit sweater was the inspiration for the look I put together today. I added my Mango marron leather moto, my Veneli suede boots ( c/o) and the tweed floral bag that would tie it nicely together.

Thrilled to be featured

In case you didn’t read about it on the blog, I was so thrilled to be asked to be featured on the widely known blog website, You Look Fab. My feature was recently published and the ladies did a wonderful job! It is so nice to be recognized for what we do! Hope you take a moment to have a read!

If you are wanting some red looks for Valentine’s Day, or to celebrate February’s Heart Healthy Month check out the Stylish Mondays post, ( yester) where I and 8 other bloggers styled red.

My Outfit

One of those bitter cold days out again. You would think being originally from Pittsburgh, I would be used to the cold! But Charlotte has been our home now for 17 years, so I am a Southerner now. 🙂 I have been thrilled that I have been able to wear jeans and find pairs that I find flattering and comfortable. I hope to do a post on my favorite jeans soon.

The moto jacket and denim is just one of those easy and classic uniforms that makes one look more put together and rather easily. The jeans are several years old from Wit and Wisdom but super soft and easy to wear. I found these two pairs to be popular on the Nordstroms site- the skinny jean and the Itty Bitty Bootcut. 

I loved this brown/burgundy, otherwise known as Maroon moto jacket with it’s higher collar detail, that buckles, helping to keep the neck warm. I bought it last year on Mango, and wanted to style it with plums in today’s post. Plums, reds, and pinks are great for Valentine’s Day coming up too. Here is a similar moto in maroon, from BlankNYC at Nordstroms.


By now, reading my blog, you all know I love my accessories! Many of my pieces have been received through brands I have collaborated with, and others I have bought on Etsy and Poshmark, along with the occasional on-line store.  I collect brooches, and thought this plum/pink brooch would add some nice sparkle and go with the color palette nicely. My blush colored earrings add to the soft colors in this outfit.

This boxy small tweed floral bag caught my eye on Zara a few years ago, and the plums, pinks, greys and other tones would be the perfect finish to this look.


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Pinterest Pic- Cherie of Style Nudge 

  • blogthirtyminusone
    Posted at 22:55h, 07 February Reply

    That moto jacket is so unique, because of the color. I usually I usually see black or tan ones, it’s nice to see one in a different color.

    Xx, Nailil

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:22h, 07 February Reply

    Such a cute sweater Jess and the color is very pretty and looks great on you. Love all your pins you add to your outfits, such a great accessory and we should all wear more of them.

  • pumpsandpushups
    Posted at 09:36h, 07 February Reply

    You look great in a moto jacket, I can see why your collection is growing!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 19:38h, 06 February Reply

    Oh Jess how exciting to be featured! I don’t think I ever saw the red floral dress here when you first wore it. 🙂 . Adorable! You look great in this burgundy too. Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style! I loved your look and pinned it to our Ageless Style board.

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:35h, 07 February Reply

      Thanks so much Shelly! Oh, that is my favorite dress for Spring! thank you for pinning my look! xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 13:57h, 06 February Reply

    Love the color and the fun hem on your jeans!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 07 February Reply

      Thanks so much Amy! These jeans are some of my favorites. xx

  • Marlene
    Posted at 10:49h, 06 February Reply

    I love that sweater + jacket combo! Especially how close they are in color and opossite in texture.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:36h, 07 February Reply

      Thank you Marlene! The hem and color of the sweater is what caught my eye. I have a few motos and loved this deep shade. xx

  • annemarie moore
    Posted at 08:06h, 06 February Reply

    I adore that light plum colour of your outfit Jess. Thank you for linking to my muttonstylemonday and for hosting this one.

  • paulasweetpea
    Posted at 05:54h, 06 February Reply

    A moto jacket is one thing that I need to add to my wardrobe. I love how you added a brooch to your sweater. I’ve got several cowl neck sweaters and the next time I wear one, I’m going to do that. Thanks for the idea!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 07 February Reply

      Hi Paula! Glad you liked the brooch idea, I felt like I needed a bit of something when wearing the cowl neck. 🙂 xx

  • Darlene
    Posted at 00:30h, 06 February Reply

    Hi Jess,

    I, too, love moto jackets! And this plum version is gorgeous! You are so good at pulling pieces together–your whole outfit, the jacket, sweater, shoes, jeans and bag really works!

    xx Darlene

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 07 February Reply

      Hi Darlene
      Thanks so much! Good to see you! xx

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 22:11h, 05 February Reply

    Oohh what a pretty knitted sweater!! And I love how it matches your shoes!


  • Elle
    Posted at 20:34h, 05 February Reply

    Oh wow this is so beautiful! I am glad you have a thing for moto jackets because you wear them so well! The mited plum and lavender is such a lovely color palette on you. Congratulations on the feature!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 20:06h, 05 February Reply

    Congrats!! I really love the colors in this outfit and that jacket. The split hem in your jeans is really nice!


  • Maureen
    Posted at 18:38h, 05 February Reply

    Congratulations on your feature Jess! That’s so awesome! I love moto jackets and this plum one is no exception. The color is beautiful and complements your outfit very well. I love the hem of your sweater – very unique.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Elsie
    Posted at 18:09h, 05 February Reply

    Love the hemline of both the sweater and the jeans!

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 16:47h, 05 February Reply


    Congratulations my friend! Well deserved!
    You really do look wonderful in all colors and this plum sweater and moto jacket compliment your red hair!


  • chezrama
    Posted at 16:06h, 05 February Reply

    I love your moto jacket and this cable net sweater is so cute.

  • sparksfit
    Posted at 16:04h, 05 February Reply

    Beautiful outfit. Visiting you from Shelbee’s link up. laurensparks.net

  • Ada
    Posted at 16:03h, 05 February Reply

    I love all the shades of plum and maroon in this outfit. The sweater, jeans and moto jacket are gorgeous. I love jewelry too and I love my brooches. I always love your put-together style Jess, that is why you were a very special featured blogger on Thursday Moda, last week. It was my pleasure, once again. =)

    Stay warm out there! <3 Ada.

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 14:29h, 05 February Reply

    I love the soft mix of colors in this outfit—they all look great on you, and those jeans are super-flattering too. Congrats on your feature, as well—that’s awesome!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 13:06h, 05 February Reply

    Your brooch is so eye catching on your sweater! It’s a great idea to wear one instead of a necklace when the neckline doesn’t work well for a necklace. It is really pretty!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 11:52h, 05 February Reply

    I love the soft color of your sweater mixed with the burgundy and blush! So lovely. I have a similar color moto jacket and really like how versatile it is. I enjoyed seeing yours styled with boot cut jeans – so stylish! Aren’t you glad we are experiencing a bit of relief from the frigid temp? I am hopeful those days are completely behind us!

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 10:57h, 05 February Reply

    That sweater and moto jacket together are perfection. I love the cut at the bottom of the sweater…I thought you’d done a front tuck until you showed it close up. Wit and Wisdom jeans are great. I have a couple of pairs and a pair that should be delivered any day now. Congrats on the feature. So sweet and well deserved! XO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 10 February Reply

      Thanks so much Lisa! I am not good at the front tuck! 🙂 Glad you like the look! xx

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 09:56h, 05 February Reply

    Love your outfit Jess! The jeans are especially cute! I am now convinced that you look beautiful in every color! I also am inspired to accessorize my outfits more. So many times I leave out the details and they really do make the outfit! Great post! Happy Tuesday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks so much Suzanne! Ijust try and pick the right colors 🙂 Autumn is my favorite for colors with my skin tone. I do enjoy my accessories! Have a wonderful day too! xx

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:11h, 05 February Reply

    I have a collection – ahem – obsession with those jackets too! I have one BLANKNYC motto that I’ve accumulated in 5 different colors over the years. It’s just that good. Love the shade of this one. So perfect for fall/winter!



  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:02h, 05 February Reply

    Such a stunning look! I love that sweater! It’s so gorgeous! It looks great with the jacket.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:38h, 05 February Reply

    Congrats on the feature Jess. That’s so wonderful.
    I have that same obsession with the jackets and jewelry. I love how you added the brooch to the sweater! I don’t think to do that often!! But now I’m going to try to remember.


  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 08:28h, 05 February Reply

    This is an absolutely beautiful look! The colors and the fab jeans!! I love the details but you are the master of details! Have a great Tuesday!

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 08:17h, 05 February Reply

    I LOVE the color of your jacket and sweater. oh my goodness. And the tassel earrings you matched it up with?? LOVE!!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:30h, 05 February Reply

    Congrats on your feature! I love the color of your jacket! Such a gorgeous look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 06:56h, 05 February Reply

    Congrats on your feature. That’s great!! Love that sweater. It’s such a pretty color and I like the hemline of it.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 06:53h, 05 February Reply

    I love these colours on you, Jess. You look fabulous, as always! I hope you’re keeping warm over there!
    Suzy xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:38h, 05 February Reply

    Jess, I love these colors on you. Actually, I just love these colors in general. The rich shades are so delicious! And I have a thing for moto jackets, too. However, I kind of need (want) a burgundy one. You look so great….heading over to check out your feature now!


  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 06:01h, 05 February Reply

    Congrats on the feature! I think our southern cold weather feels colder because it includes damp wet humidity! Love this color palette on you.

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 05:21h, 05 February Reply

    Congrats on the feature! As always, I am loving your accessorising – that brooch is such a cute touch! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a nice start to the week! The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog if you want to join 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:40h, 05 February Reply

    Well no wonder they featured you my super-model gorgeous friend – you do look fab – always!!! Congratulations, what an honor and a well deserves one at that! I admire your style, you are like no other.
    This plum sweater and moto jacket look like they were made for each other. I love your brooch – you always know just what to do with them! I have many but struggle with wearing them. I recently added a new one I’ll be sharing soon! Okay, those jeans – LOVE!!!

  • Jill
    Posted at 04:14h, 05 February Reply

    Wonderful outfit Jess, stylish and colourful. I must admit that i have quite a large leather jacket collection, most of them many years old. They are classics and never really date. Well done on the feature.

  • Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 04:11h, 05 February Reply

    Congrats on on the feature. Congrats on putting together the gorgeous jacket and jumper. Oh, let’s just say congrats on EVERYTHING, Jess!
    Hugs, Mary x.

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 03:44h, 05 February Reply

    Great outfit here Jess – love the lavender colour and the changes of textures. Congrats on the feature! xx Maria

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:17h, 05 February Reply

    I think for high street Mango have the best quality leather. Congrats on the features Jess xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:13h, 05 February Reply

    Yes you have quite a collection! But they are so stylish and look good on everything!

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