A great leather jacket is right up there at the top of my list of closet staples, along with perfect-butt-skinny-jeans and the LBD. I talk a lot about steals and splurges on this little blog, and I think it’s important to know the difference between worthwhile investment pieces and trendy things you should scrimp on. A great leather jacket is definitely worth the splurge, and it can live in your closet for years and years.
It really doesn’t matter what color or style it is (or whether it’s real leather or an animal-friendly faux version) as long as it fits like a glove and matches your personal style. If your aesthetic is classic and polished, opt for a sleek bomber
. Edgy and innovative, look for something with interesting details
or asymmetric lines. Super girly, add a little ruffle
this moto version from m.marie
for its cool detailing and zip-up hoodie. It’s perfect to throw over a girly dress to tone down the sugary-sweetness, or over a tee shirt and jeans for a super quick outfit that’s super chic.
What about nine to five? Give your blazers a break and pull your leather jacket over a simple blouse and a pencil skirt
or tailored trouser, or a sheath dress. The trick to pulling this off is keeping your shoes and jewelry simple, and maybe opting for a softer brown or caramel version instead of black.
Watch this video from Stacy and Clinton to see how to rock the leather trend at any age
Wearing: Jacket, tiered blouse, jeans & earrings available at m.marie, Jessica Simpson pumps (Macy’s sale, last season)