Saturday, 22 February 2014

Ways To Wear Your Leather Jacket

The leather jacket is a classic , an item that remains a prominent feature in women's fashion from year to year. Whatever your style there will be a leather jacket out there for you and if you already have one then maybe its time try something new! Leather jackets are always seasonal mainstay, in order to avoid it becoming stale it's important to freshen up your wardrobe from time to time. If you’re struggling for style ideas then look no further, there’s a wide variety of styles out there so don’t panic. 

The leather jacket is a key piece for any woman's wardrobe, for more inspiration simply follow these tips on how to wear your leather jacket.


The biker jacket is a popular choice for many women, the style is original yet authentic and extremely versatile. The biker jacket is relatively easy to style if you know how and can pretty much be worn with anything.

A classic look that always works well is to team your biker with a white shirt, jeans and a cute pair of heels. An androgynous look that also screams femininity, the combination of smart and casual makes this outfit suitable for almost any occasion. Add a clutch and some understated jewellery to dress it up even more.

If you prefer to be more casual then go for the traditional rocker look, this is commonly associated with the biker jacket. Team your jacket up with a pair of ripped jeans, a oversized tee and a pair of converse - casual and comfy. For inspiration take a look at the Schott Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket   a traditional silhouette worn by both men and women for many years.


The tailored leather is a practical style but must be styled correctly. Tailoring is great if you’re looking for a way of accentuating your figure as many styles are figure hugging.

Tailored leathers are great if you want to be more dressy. Try leather on leather it’s daring but when it’s done right it can look incredibly sophisticated, whether you team your leather with some leather pants or go for an imitation such a coated jeans. This look can be pulled off by keeping it simple underneath try sticking to a plain white t-shirt to tone this look down.



 The cropped leather jacket teams up perfectly with summer dresses, fabric such as silk and chiffon are a great contrast against the stiff leather. Try teaming cropped leather jackets with high-waisted silhouettes such as fitted trousers or for more fitted styles try a - line or maxi skirts this will help balance out your top and bottom half.

 Try and play around with the types of material that you team your jacket with - textures combined with the smoothness of the leather can completely transform an outfit.



 Draped leather jackets are usually more suited to dressy occasions. The jackets are made out of softer and thinner leather.
This type of jacket is most definitely designed to make a statement, the style accentuates the neckline and draws the eye downwards.

This type of jacket should be worn over a fitted dress or skinny jeans and a top, it doesn’t require anything too over the top underneath as it works better over less bulky items.


Coloured Leather



Coloured Leather is pretty risky but if you want to try something new then playing around with colours is one way to spruce up your wardrobe. In the winter you could go for an olive green or brown both neutral and earthy - try layering these jackets with a chunky knits or a warm hoody.

In the summer months the opportunities are endless, tan leather always looks great with summer florals, especially if you're going for that boho hippy chic look. Leather always looks fantastic in pastel colours - specially when worn with white or cream underneath - Zara have got some great pastel items coming in for SS14.

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