For those of you who have not yet guessed, I’m talking about the iconic LEATHER JACKET.
Leather is one of those rare eternal factors of style which periodically comes back into fashion, and for a good reason! Leathers ability to be effortlessly dressed up or down on the likes of both celebrities and us mere mortals (I bet some of you could give Kate Moss a run for her money when it comes to styling leather) is what makes leather such an exceptional member of your wardrobe.
A leather jacket is the ultimate fashion staple in both men and women dating back decades. Long gone are the days where leather jackets belonged to gang members and bikies, fashion icons have been sporting leather jackets from the mid sixties, take the Beatles for example.
There has always been a ‘bad ass’ image associated with leather jackets, this rebel image has clung to the leather jacket right up to the 21st century where classic ‘biker chic’ originates from the biker gangs who actually wore leather jackets. For the ultimate leathered delinquent, think Danny Zucko in Grease.
By taking a leather jacket and pairing it with a dress, you have instantly fabricated a brusque ‘I’m chic but rebel’ look. A frequent member of the Street Style clan, leather jackets are often spotted on fashionistas attending shows as they give an edge to dresses.
Often neglected and overlooked quilted leather has the potential when worn right) to look effortlessly sophisticated. But you have to be careful when sporting the quilted leather trend, you don’t want to look like a walking Chanel handbag. Avoid this by keeping the rest of your look relatively casual, don’t try and over do anything as the jacket speaks for itself.
I had to put it in there, I love embellishment too much to forget it! Although this may seem completely over the top for some, I say bring it on with open arms! An embellished or studded leather jacket is the definition of badass as you have the imperishable look of the leather accentuated with the piquant gleam of the embellishment. Embellishment haters look away now!
It should be written in the laws of physics that there’s something about a guy in a leather jacket that draws girls in like a magnet. I’m not sure whether it’s the ‘bad boy’ image or the suave look it gives a guy but every man should own a leather jacket at least once in his lifetime. A black leather jacket is generally the way to go if you’re unsure, but look around and find what suits and makes you feel best.
For those of you who have not yet found your ideal leather jacket, take your time. The leather jacket is a reoccurring trend and will set up camp in your wardrobe for years to come, so it’s better to look around and find your perfect leather jacket.
Still unsure how to style your leather jacket? Don’t stress! You will soon find what works best for you and what you like wearing your jacket with best. Be open minded when trying new leather jacket looks, experiment and have fun with it!
Let me know all about your leather jackets, I would love to hear your stories!