If you want to know the secret to success in life, here it is: a good leather jacket. Slip on one of these babies and your worries will instantly melt away, you will feel more confident and beautiful and you will be ready to take on the world. Ok, well if only a jacket actually is magical. While it might not be possible for one item of clothing to truly relieve your stress and make you supermodel gorgeous, a fabulous leather jacket can make you feel more confident, beautiful and ready to tackle anything. Finding a leather jacket perfect for you can be as magical as meeting your soul mate.
Take this week’s Fashionista, whose leather jacket completely makes her look. Her outfit is fairly basic, albeit adorable and perfectly casual, but by throwing on her black leather jacket she has made it a little bit more edgy. She looks pulled together in a rocker-ish way, what with her perfectly tousled hair. Without the leather jacket, her outfit would lose that extra bit of edge.
A leather jacket has this power: to transform an outfit and the wearer. There are so many styles and they come in so many colors it is impossible not to find one you love, even if it takes years of searching. If you are going to invest in a leather jacket, you should be prepared to spend some money. It doesn’t have to be Balenciaga-leather-jacket-money (because one of those costs almost as much as a semester at college) but to get a good jacket, you will have to spend some money. Splurge-worthy pieces that are sure to be great quality are jackets by Michael Kors and Helmut Lang. All Saints has a terrific variety of leather jackets, all of which are also made very well and will last forever. This leather and suede combo is a definite standout, and the Walker is a perfect classic biker.
If you want something a little less basic than black, try a colored or white leather. For the more budget conscious, Zara has a few options, though they are still fairly expensive. Forever 21 and H&M have faux leather jackets, for those on a budget or who don’t want to wear real leather. Don’t worry, faux can look just as great as real.
A leather jacket, while it doesn’t possess truly magical powers, does have the power to transform an outfit and change how you feel. In your jacket, you will be ready for anything.