According to Wikipedia, it’s a jacket-length coat that is worn on top of your shirt, t-shirt, blouse, pullover, sweater, jumpsuit or dress. It’s usually made of thick leather (of various animals) in black, and brown, but you can find it in a wide range of other colors. This outerwear piece is designed for many purposes, it is associated with different subcultures and styles. It is used by military aviators, police, cowboys, punks, goths, metalheads, stylists and fashionistas. It comes in various styles including leather motorcycle jackets, leather bomber jackets, leather sportcoats, leather car coats.
- What leather jackets are in style
This outerwear piece gives its wearer an edgy appearance. Today’s fashion offers lots of great styles. You can find a leather jacket in different lengths, details, and colors. In my opinion, black, brown are the most common colors to choose, but you can give a try to other colors, like white, gray, pink, yellow, green, orange, red, etc. Speaking of fits, then it depends on your own individual style, it can be either cropped, classic waist length or long and oversized. The details can vary, it can be classic and clean, either edgy with patches, spikes, and studs, fringes, and tassels. There are nice versions with hoods, fur embellishments, and other details. I’ll tell you about my favorite designs onwards.
- How to style brown leather jacket
A brown leather jacket is something little different than a classic black look. This color can look awesome with casual separates, as well as with formal basics. Brown leather jacket ideally matches casual outfits, find out more about casual ways to wear leather jacket by reading my post. You can team it with a white tee, or gray pullover, skinny dark blue jeans or a pencil skirt in black. For a smart chic look, you can go for a more formal style with some stylish twists. Try it with a cute LBD and classy pumps, burgundy or violet jumpsuit with wide leg pants. It looks cool with all black outfits, with striped tops, white mini dresses, plaid scarves and long sweaters.
- How to style pink and light pink leather jacket
A lovely pink and light pink colors might sound very girlish, but when you see pink color leather jacket your brain hangs upside down and nothing can help you to understand why pink is seen on the edgy moto jacket. The styling of a pink jacket is not difficult at all. The pink jacket looks great with cuffed skinny jeans in washed blue and white blouse completed with a sexy pair of silver metallic pumps, you can go for a total white look and complete it with a nice blush jacket, or make some fun with a shearling pink leather jacket, black tights, black mini leather skirt and white sweater, or go for blue colored basics under your favorite cropped jacket in pink color. Yes, you can have fun with a printed dress by teaming it with an edgy biker inspired pink jacket. There are dozens of other cool outfit ideas with the pink jacket, but I think we should go further and see other cool colored jackets to try this year.
- How to style a gray leather jacket
Gray color varies in cool shades, it can be either charcoal, dark gray, or light and pastel gray. I love to see women who keep things simple and go for the same color palette, by wearing a gray jacket with the same hue sweater and jeans. An all-black outfit and a gray jacket is another awesome look, complete it with some fresh colored shoes that can be colored in blue, red, orange, green or yellow. The gray color is neutral by itself, that’s why you can easily experiment with neutrals or bright hues. I love to see ladies wearing classy fit gray leather jackets with striped tops and simple slim-fit light blue jeans. Gray ideally matches blush top and white skinny jeans, it’s a must-try look! If you want to try a gray jacket for work, then the best way is to team it with a crispy white blouse and gray skinnies.
- How to style a yellow leather jacket
That’s what I call bright and cheering leather jacket. If you are into something cool and fresh, then you definitely should give a try to a yellow leather jacket. It looks perfect with LBDs, blue jeans, striped tees and chokers, white blouses and classy jeans with white pumps, with slogan tees and ripped shorts in black color completed with cool red kicks, yellow goes with black and white outfits, for an office day look I recommend to style yellow leather jacket with a black shirt and slim blue jeans updated with blush pumps. Colored leather is popular nowadays, if you want to know how to wear colored leather on the streets of your city, then you definitely should read my article about it.
- How to style a green leather jacket
This color is not so popular for leather jackets, but I’ve seen many ladies lately wearing them at parties and on the streets. Frankly speaking, it looks chic. There are different hues of green, it can be emerald, bright green, pastel green or even turquoise. I’d personally recommend to try the green leather jacket with a long black slipdress or make everyone stare at you, as you pair green with a yellow jumpsuit or white frock. There are neutral outfit ideas, such as pairing the green jacket with all black look. Everything depends on your self-confidence and style. If you do like risks, then I highly recommend to try some bright colors and use them for your next street walk in the town.
- How to wear a leather jacket in winter
Winter time is a good season for a leather jacket. Sure, there are labels who offer heavy jackets, with fur inlays, shearling styles, down jacket designs, etc. But if you have a spring season light leather jacket, then you can try a layered outfit. All you need is to layer this jacket over a cozy sweater, cardigan or pullover. Don’t forget about such extras as scarves, gloves, and hats.
- How to wear a leather jacket in the summertime
Usually, leather jackets are worn in Fall and Springtime, but you can still wear it during Summer months when the weather is chilly, or you are about to spend the night outdoors with friends. I recommend to pair it with light tops or dresses. I’ve got many other ideas how to wear biker jackets this year, check it and let me know your thoughts.
What to wear with a leather jacket
- How to wear an oversized leather jacket
It goes with almost anything. I think the main thing about oversized garments is to keep the right proportions and a well-balanced look. It looks good with classic high waisted jeans, a white shirt, and some nice colored kicks. You can also pair it with a slip dress, sweater, knitted dress or with office attire. Don’t be afraid to experiment with slim clothes and exaggerated garments, sure the bottom piece should be slim, otherwise, the result may appear slouchy and unbalanced.
- How to wear a cropped leather jacket
The cropped leather jacket is one of the popular cuts in modern fashion. It ideally suits your figure and highlights the waist area. It looks awesome with high-waisted skinnies and cropped tops, slouchy tops, and slim jeans, with maxi skirts and dresses, striped shirts and skinnies, all sort of dresses and jumpsuits.
- How to wear a leather jacket with jeans
I would say this is the most classic combination you can find around. Leather jacket and jeans are the easiest and time-proven outfit. Sure, everything depends on the fit, color, and style of leather jacket, as you need to think of the total look in order to create the final outfit. You can either match colors or make a vibrant style that can result in explosive and eye-catching look.
- How to wear a leather jacket with a dress
You are free to wear this edgy outerwear piece with little black dresses, lace frocks, maxi gowns, midis, tea-length dresses and the ones with tulle skirts. I would recommend to mix up different styles, by adding an edge to a sweet little dress. This will add a very special badass vibe to your look. A jacket with metal hardware looks awesome over a lacy frock.
- How to wear a leather jacket with shorts
It depends on what kind of shorts you want to try with a jacket. The wide ones might look strange, that’s why I recommend wearing well-known denim cut-offs, tailored styles that can work for office hours. They can be made of tweed, cotton or lace. By the way, for Winter months it can be cool to try the leather jacket with denim shorts and tights, this outfit will make you look like a real rock chic.
- How to wear a leather jacket with skirts/ pencil skirt/ maxi skirt
A leather jacket looks great with mini/midi and maxi skirts. The cropped style looks awesome with full and flared skirts. The classic designs work with pencil skirts in mini and knee-length cuts. Maxi skirts can be a nice addition to embroidered jackets.
- How to wear a leather jacket and hoodie
You need to feel comfort and style. Hoodies are considered to be handy and comfy garments and they can be dressed down or up with a leather jacket. You are free to choose whatever hoodie you like, it can be a zip-up hoodie, half-zip version or the one with no zip or laces. The result always looks cool, that’s why you can’t really get it wrong. Try to mix it up with different footwear and bottom pieces.
- How to wear a leather jacket with spikes/ studs
This will automatically make you look punk and crazy! The studs and spikes give an additional edgy feel to the leather jacket. I would recommend to keep the rest of your look simple, neutral colored or make a wow effect by teaming such outerwear piece with bright dresses or vibrantly printed separates.
- How to wear a leather jacket with tassels or fringes
Tassels and fringes add that special seventies feel and a kind of vintage touch. Fringes is an eye-catcher. No matter, if it’s on the sleeves of a leather jacket or accenting the hem, it makes you look fresh, individual and effortlessly cool. Trust me, fringed leather jackets will never go out of style. Get ready for the wild, wild west!
A classy black leather jacket looks sweet and casually cool with a slouchy white top, mini skirt and trainers:
A cropped black leather jacket ideally matches shortened white blouse teamed with high-waisted blue jeans and black booties:
A shearling black leather jacket in oversized fit looks mannish teamed with charcoal skinny jeans and heavy black scarf worn as a headpiece:
Military green hoodie and burgundy leather jacket might be a nice combo, complete it with black separates:
Gray pullover and black leather jacket can work awesome together, add ripped blue denim shorts and OTK boots in dark gray suede:
Black leather jacket works awesome with blue denim shorts and classic black trainers:
A light pink biker jacket works well with black skinnies tucked in black leather Chelsea boots:
A cropped black jacket and red-white striped dress look fresh together, add black trainers to complete this outfit:
A quilted black leather topper and maxi gown with floral lace overlay is a good match:
A light brown leather jacket can be teamed with a white top and blue denim shorts:
Delicious green belted leather jacket ideally suits green-black wide-leg pants:
Black jacket plus white tee and blue denim cut-offs with cool black trainers can be a lovely combination after all:
Emerald biker jacket with zip details looks awesome with a cream-gray scarf, white sweater, and black skinnies:
Yellow leather jacket with zip details looks cool with a striped top and ripped blue jeans:
An oversized black leather jacket is teamed with a blush colored top and black regular fit trousers in black with white side stripes:
Black topper and gray hoodie – sounds chic:
Fringed black leather jacket and a fringed suede skirt is a vintage inspired combo:
Spikes are everywhere! In love with this cropped black jacket embellished with studs and spikes:
Brown jacket is a good finishing touch to double denim look:
Slouchy turtleneck white sweater ideally suits black leather jacket and relaxed navy skirt:
Short sleeve black leather jacket topped over black top tucked in embroidered shorts looks both edgy and dressy:
Pink biker style jacket worn over light white sweater teamed with dark blue skinnies and leopard print heeled pumps is a nice combination for women who want to look girlish:
Patched blue jeans look pretty cool with a black leather topper and lace-up booties: