Donna Leah Designs Elevates the Basic Denim Jacket

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The best fashion breakthroughs for a designer are often the classics elevated to become staples for the modern fashionista.  If anyone knows how to make a wardrobe staple into a sophisticated must-have, it’s Miami based designer Donna Leah, founder of Donna Leah Designs.  The brand’s eveningwear and special occasion dresses are designed to stand out and this mission has been parlayed into an exciting denim jacket collection featuring hand embroidered appliques. 

The collection features fabric designed to move with the body for the perfect blend of high style, and dare we say it — comfort. These days we are all comfort seekers and are also searching for upscale style that offers a modern silhouette and trending fabric wash. It’s a sign of the times and an evolution of how people are dressing to address their physical and spiritual needs.

In the current loungewear-focused climate, fashionistas are gravitating to items that look great on any body type, and the Donna Leah Collection is no exception. The denim jacket collection includes Blue Clouds, a white denim with Royal Blue rhinestone appliques; The Midnight a black denim jacket with Gold Rhinestone Appliques; The Queen Bee, a black denim jacket that makes you feel like you are your own royalty; The Stay Golden featuring a dark denim wash and adorned with stunning gold rhinestone appliqués; and The Think Pink, a white denim jacket with pink rhinestone trim.

When Pantone announced its color of the year, Ultimate Gray, the designer knew that she had to include a wash in that tone. The color is said to represent steadiness and resilience, particularly when paired with a warm solar yellow. Donna Leah, using her inspiration from nature, paired it with gold appliques that capture the essence of the warm Miami sun and soften the harder features of denim.  Midnight captures the essence of Ultimate Gray, taking it one step further to truly bring out the gold and its metallic shine. 

Donna Leah loves to pair the jackets with heaps of jewelry with large stones and accessories that are colorful.  She recently commented that denim, while often thought of as being a casual fabric, is becoming a new go-to for those seeking a step up from leggings and oversized sweatshirts. For those who have been in sweatpants all year, this is a great way to slowly ease their way back into jeans. Denim jackets give an effortlessly cool look that has always been popular and will be trending for months to come.  

Each jacket features Donna Leah’s signature design of luxurious fabrics, sleek fit, and feel-fabulous anywhere vibe. The new line is another example of how Donna Leah Designs aims to raise the bar of casual fashion, by adding details that make the wearer feel special and powerful.  The pieces were designed to be grab-and-go items, ready for a quick walk or a Zoom call to impress.  Eveningwear will always be the foundation of Donna Leah Designs, but the move to other apparel categories is a signal that the brand is ready to be an essential part of a woman’s day no matter what she is doing.

Recently, the brand introduced a stunning loungewear collection in a range of luxe fabrics and bold colors and textures.  This expanded its other lines, including the superhero t-shirt collection, with inspiring quote and signature details. The collection has been a favorite with fashion influencers and countless fashion bloggers.

Donna Leah Designs denim jacket collection is available now online. The collection is available in sizes S-XL, $200-$350.

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