Don’t you hate when you see a piece of clothing and you love it, but you just can’t figure out the best way to style it? I feel like leather jackets really give off that vibe for people. It’s like do you style it edgy, classy, polished, grunge? Can you wear it to work? Can you wear it casually?
The answer is yes! Yes, you can. You can style leather jackets any which way you please. They can be dressed up or dressed down. Not to mention all of the different styles and colors available to you!
I’ve put together some outfits to give you some inspiration. Remember, you don’t have to buy these exact pieces to style your leather jacket, it’s just to give you an idea of the direction you can take it. I’ve tried to include a wide range of colors so you can have inspiration with whatever color is in your closet. All of the pictures below are linked to my Polyvore account, so feel free to click them so that you can shop the actual pieces directly if you want!
Starting off, we have a dark brown faux leather jacket with quilted detail on the shoulders. You can find this exact jacket from Miss Selfridge for $44 (normally $85). For this look, I’ve taken a low key, classic look with a pop of color on the bag. I’ve paired it with a pair of high-waisted, dark wash skinnies from Chic Look Closet for $25 (normally $50), a polished cream colored halter style top from Amazon for only $9, a pair of dark brown riding boots, hunter green bag, and gold detailed jewelry. This look is perfect for date night, casual Friday at the office, or dinner with friends.
Next up, I have a camel colored faux leather jacket in a casual way that’s perfect for kids sports games on the weekend, errands, movie nights, or lunch with friends. I’ve paired it with a simple black and white striped tee, simple black skinnies, black converse, and a cross body camel colored bag. I’m all about a cross body bag when you’re running around on the weekends! I’ve also paired it with a dark maroon NARS nail polish (love this color for fall), and a camel banded watch with a black face that ties the two colors together.
I decided to take the black faux leather jacket in a dressed up style vs. a grunge look. As tempted as I was to go grunge, I wanted to showcase how a classic black leather jacket can be dressed up. I’ve kept the accessory black to add to the classy style, but to also compliment the black leather jacket. Even though I’ve kept it styled with a light wash skinny, I’ve paired it with a lace top (yes, it’s very expensive, but remember it’s just inspiration!) that gives it the dressed up flair. I’ve also paired it with some burgundy heeled ankle boots.
For these nude colored faux leather jackets, I took two different approaches. A more casual vibe and a dressier vibe. I love a good olive top for Fall. The light nude jacket is paired with a dark wash bootcut flare, leopard print flats for a pop of pattern, light gold accessories, and a green pop in the studs.
The darker nude jacket has been paired with a silk satin top in a jewel toned teal. There’s something about jewel tones in Fall that just make me smile! The bootcut flare jeans are paired with open-toe, lace up booties and jewelry accessories with small pops of burgundy.
This final set is for those of you who don’t want the typical colored leather jacket. The gray jacket has been taken on a casual route being paired with a burgundy tee, black high-waisted skinnies, gray Converse, and a touch of black in the accessories with a black choker and a black ring.
The lighter mauve jacket is a casual, monochromatic look. The light mauve jacket is matched with a bag and nail polish of the same color. The gray, light washed, skinnies are paired with a gray tank, wedge booties, and watch of the same color.
The final look takes the opposite of a monochromatic approach by adding a bold pop of color. Who says you can’t have a bold pop in Fall?? We’ve taken the unexpected blue jacket and paired it with dark accents and one major pop of bold with the mustard top! By keeping the accessories black and jeans dark, it doesn’t take away from the bold pop of color and keeps it classy.
No matter what color of leather jacket you buy or already have in your closet, don’t let it just hang out there. Dress it up, dress it down, either way just dress it and rock that leather jacket!