A Far from the Madding Crowd Fashion Statement

In my previous post, I talked about how much I love fall fashion, specifically focusing on fall beauty. Now, I want to discuss what is arguably my favorite fall fashion staple: the leather jacket. An edgy yet sleek leather jacket is one of my go-to pieces. I have three leather jackets total, and I’d like to keep adding to that number. Leather jackets are so versatile. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and they can add some oomph to an otherwise boring outfit or give a super girly outfit a rocker vibe.

But what does a leather jacket have to do with period drama fashion? Up until recently, I had always thought nothing, but that was before I had the pleasure of watching the newest adaption of Far from the Madding Crowd.

Far From the Madding Crowd 2015 movie: Bathsheba wearing leather jacket
“Wouldn’t it be cool if we both looked wistfully off into the distance?” “Way ahead of you, babe.”

This movie opens with the impetuously headstrong heroine, Bathsheba, riding her steed through the lush Dorset, England countryside. She is seen wearing an amazing riding costume, complete with a buttery, dark brown leather jacket. This jacket stood out to me the moment I saw Bathsheba in it. Firstly, because I adore leather jackets and, secondly, because I couldn’t recall another time that I ever saw a period drama heroine wearing one. If you can think of an instance, please let me know!

Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba in Far From the Madding Crowd
Carey Mulligan shines as Bathsheba

I have to admit, I typically only like black leather jackets. I’m the kind of person who wears black all the time. This non-color is probably my favorite clothing color. It manages to be both mysterious and sophisticated. Maybe I could stop wearing it all the time if someone invented a darker color! That being said, Bathsheba’s supple brown jacket has got me thinking maybe I should expand my leather jacket color preference.

As far as period drama fashion is concerned, this look is so simple to obtain. All you need is a deep brown leather jacket and a similar scarf that makes for a nice finishing touch.

Far From the Madding Crowd: Bathsheba GIF
Via weloveperioddrama.tumblr.com

Far From the Madding Crowd: Bathsheba on horse

Get the Look:

Brown vegan leather biker jacket
Miss Selfridge
Brown faux leather jacket
Dark brown leather jacket
Military style dark brown leather jacket
Rongali Collection
Military style brown leather jacket
Boda Skins

Maroon, blue and grey plaid scarf
Francesca’s Collections
Plaid check wrap scarf: burgundy, blue, yellow and white
Marled burgundy and navy scarf
Forever 21
Burgundy color block scarf
Brown, blue and grey striped scarf
River Island
Brown multicolored striped scarf

By taking a page from Bathsheba’s style book, you can master fall fashion with ease. Whether it’s period drama fashion or modern day fashion, a stylish fall wardrobe is just not complete without a leather jacket and a snazzy scarf.

Carey Mulligan in Vogue magazine, promoting Far From the Madding Crowd
Me perusing the May 2015 Vogue, featuring Carey Mulligan in none other than a luxe leather jacket.

Have you seen this adaption of Far from the Madding Crowd? If so, how did you like it?

How do you feel about leather jackets? And what’s your own fall fashion staple?


11 thoughts on “A Far from the Madding Crowd Fashion Statement

  1. My plane ride to London had FFTMC so I was glad to watch it. I haven’t read the book yet but I liked the film. My favourite part was listening to Carey sing. 🙂


  2. I definitely love leather jackets, and I think an oversize version of that heroine’s would fit my wardrobe well. Honestly, the thing I like most about fall is stockings. Sounds like a Presents of the Past post to me!


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