Most trends come and go, like studded denim and dressy sweatpants, while others are meant to live on forever. The perfect leather jacket is one of those trends that manage to always look fresh, season after season. From motorcycle styles to sleek refined jackets, leather can be cut many ways. You can go cropped and a bit boxy, or choose one that has a shaped waist. It’s the hardest working item of clothing you’ll ever buy: a biker jacket is the oldest trick in the book, but putting it on is still an instant rejuvenator. It's a no-brainer with jeans, but don't hesitate to toss one over a shirred jersey dress. The leather jacket is perfect for the current fall and upcoming winter weather when you need a bit of shelter from the falling temperatures. This week's Fashionista keeps it simple in jeans and boots but instantly looks cool in a cropped, brown leather jacket paired off with classic Ray Ban sunglasses. Skinny jeans and a figure-hugging sweater, teamed with boots are one way to rock the look. A pencil skirt and shirt can also work well with this look and therefore make it a suitable outfit for more formal occasions. Once you have the jacket you have the look for life, just be ready to reinvent it every couple of years, as this classic style never really goes out of fashion! Nabbing a versatile outerwear piece means you're truly ready for the season to come. This autumn, we're looking forward to traditional moto offerings and sleeker silhouettes in a variety of jewel tones. Be sure to turn to the old staple to add a dose of rebel-without-a-cause cool to tired jeans and simple tees for yourself!
Academy students are slowly returning to good old gloomy San Francisco, ready to embrace a new year, a new semester and more bold stylistic choices. The gloomy weather is not an obstacle for this Fashionisto. He is sporting a leather jacket from Zara, a white shirt with the skinny black tie, Levi jeans and Lacoste slip ons.
Leather jackets aren’t just for teddy boys and greasers in the 1950s, they have become more stylish and versatile for guys AND girls. You can match it with anything from a floral dress to skinny jeans. For guys, you can dress up a leather jacket with a darker color palette, matching a black leather jacket with a button down shirt, dark denim or black pants or dress it down with a lighter palette, like browns and grays with a casual tee. And for girls, dress up your leather jacket by matching it with a chiffon or silk dress or dress it down with a floral dress or just the simple combination of a t-shirt and jeans or leggings.
Experiment with your leather jacket and try the modern teddy boy or girl look today!