the leather jackets you'll want to wear all year long
A classic staple every woman should find in her closet, the leather jacket is an all-year-round outerwear must-have that gives some rock’n’roll appeal to any outfit. For fall, this all time favourite is receiving a slight makeover in colours and shapes to fit the colder months come rain or shine. Whether you like it cropped, oversized, vegan, or the real deal, it’s the effortless item to throw over your shoulders giving texture to your denim and midi skirts. Here we present the styles worth investing in this season. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Classic moto jacket
Despite the many variations a leather jacket can take, the black biker version will never go out of style. It’s an iconic, timeless staple of the 90s when every cool girl down the block would rock it with her skinny jeans à la Kate Moss. Choose it in very good quality leather and it will pass all the test of time, making it the jacket to keep forever. The biggest advantage? It goes with absolutely anything but we love it styled with a pair of black denim and white shirt to keep it classic. Pair it with your favourite leather boots and you’re ready for a busy day, sunrise to sunset.
We’ve been seeing a lot of coloured leather pieces this year and it also goes for our jackets that are transformed in autumnal shades. From forest green to baby pink and warm caramel, it’s a great way to add some punch to your look and spice up your grey winter days. Pick a perfectly fitted jacket that looks chic yet casual and wear it with a long pleated skirt and kitten heels for some added femininity. When the temperature drops, layer over a cosy jumper to keep you warm and tone down the flashy jacket with neutral colours such as cream, taupe and khaki.
The shiny feel of patent leather put us in a 60s mood that calls for a mini skirt and knee high boots. This burgundy faux leather jacket comes oversized with buckle cuffs and front pockets for added utility details that gives a contemporary twist to an old time classic. We’ll sport it over a white silk blouse and a checked tone-on-tone skirt for a preppy, everyday look. Match your leather boots to the patent jacket and you’ll be singing in the rain!
Autumn 2019 sees the rise of the leather shirt as an alternative to the classic jacket. If you followed streetstyle photographers during fashion week, you’ll have noticed this updated piece on every influencer and fashion editor alike. Worn unbuttoned, it’s the mid season, versatile piece to throw over your pattern dresses for these fresh mornings when a jumper seems just a bit too much. Chunky combat boots will give a grungy attitude, while a mini cross-body bag adds a softer touch to the whole outfit.
If the biker jacket isn’t to your taste, why not try a leather trench for an elegant take on the trend? This modern makeover gives two timeless outerwear pieces a major twist so you can have the best of both worlds. We’re rooting for this vegan camel piece that will protect your long knitted dress from unstable weather while walking in the city or in nature. Combine with crocodile embossed ankle boots for added texture and a gold pendant for a touch of sparkle.