January 8, 2016

How to choose a leather jacket is a question that one of my friends recently asked me, and it had me thinking that this was a good subject for a post, particularly since it’s something I used to struggle with as well. I definitely am guilty of owning more then one (I really love the edgy look it can create) and I wear mine all the time, although I do rotate between a few different styles.

When it comes to leather, I try to stick with higher-end faux leather pieces (I feel much more comfortable sporting it this way…no animals harmed). You want to look for a faux-leather piece that is a bit thicker in material so it will wear well with time. The one styled below is a really great weight in my opinion and does an awesome job blocking the wind.

When it comes to design, all leather jackets are certainly not created equal. My friend recently showed me some leather jackets and they look great. I’m always on the lookout for a new leather jacket!! Personally, I love the details that can make a jacket completely unique. Here, I love the character that is added by the long buckle. Although this jacket definitely has a biker feel, I think it is a very versatile option if you are looking to invest in one that you could wear with a lot of different looks. However, I know that the the biker look isn’t for everyone, so check out this one for a more feminine, fitted option. And this is great option if you are looking to spend under $100!

I think the first step when investing in a long term piece is figuring out the best style for you. Decide if you want to wear it more casual or if looking for a more dressed up number for work. If still unsure whether you are comfortable rocking a leather jacket (honestly, I fell into this category for a long time!) start out with a less expensive option and see how it feels! My very first moto jacket I tried was from H&M and it still remains one of my favorites, here is a similar style (save/splurge). I’ve listed some of favorite leather jackets options in different price ranges below.

faux leather bomber jacket

biker jacket, french connection

how to pick a leather jacket

leather jacket, french connection

styled snapshots, distressed denim

side braid

kendall kremer, edgy style

messy braid, faux-leather coat

leopard booties

oversized sweater

pom pom beanie

Photography by Christina Emilie

Faux-leather Jacket c/o // Crewneck Sweater c/o // High Waisted Denim // Leopard Booties c/o // Pom Pom Beanie c/o // Ray-Ban Aviators


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