Nothing is quite as easy as a simple black dress. It is a great starting point of which you can layer either with jewelry, a blazer or a leather jacket. I must admit I love colored leather - rich burgundy, deep navy or forest green as shown in this look. One of my favorite possessions is my burgundy leather jacket that I found years ago at Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg, I have gotten so much wear out of it that it has practically molded to my body. It is my staple that leads me into the cooler months.