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Fashion Inspiration: Leather Jackets

Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Conrad in Leather Jackets Jennifer Aniston and Lauren Conrad via People Magazine

I believe a nice leather jacket is a staple in any woman’s complete wardrobe. That said, I will readily admit – I don’t have one. What?! I know. Mainly because I have never been able to make up my mind or find that perfect one that I just cannot live without. Or maybe because the perfect leather jackets come from Rick Owens and I am still saving up for one of those bad boys. Or maybe because I know I will need at least a few different styles and colors.

In any case, I better get to shopping, because now that cold weather is upon us, I can’t stop thinking about all of the chic outfits I would put together with the right leather jacket. I love them with jeans and a chunky oversized scarf, with a slouchy tee underneath and lots of jewelry, on top of a girly dress – let me count the ways!

Leather Jacket, Fashion, Street Style Source Unknown, Small Shop Studio, Caroline’s Mode, Source Unknown, Chicismo, Wendy’s Look Book

Another reason I love the look of a leather jacket is that it can be so versatile. It doesn’t always have to look hard or edgy. It can look rocker chic, it can be tailored and fit like a classic blazer – and one of my favorite reasons to buy one now – it looks so amazing with lots of different layers. I am super into the layered look this fall and winter, and a leather jacket could be a beautiful part of that!

These are just a few of my current favorites – the first two are Rick Owens – obvi. I love the gray weathered look of the first one and the unique cut on the bottom hem. The side zipper on the second one is a perfect punky detail, and the last one by Maje is such a classic biker-bomber jacket.

Leather Jacket Rick Owens Paneled Leather Jacket and Washed Leather Jacket, Maje Biker Jacket 

But, I think these two jackets from Rick Owens would probably have to be my top two contenders to come home with me and live in my closet. I love the cut and drape of the first jacket. It’s perfectly slouchy, edgy but still sophisticated and most importantly, perhaps, butter-soft. The second one is that fabulous shade of gray again – plus I adore the shearling detail and huge fold down collar. Dreamy.

Rick Owens Leather Jacket Rick Owens Biker Jacket and Classic Shearling Coat

Do you have a leather jacket? How do you wear it?

xoxo

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15th November 2011 | ashley | Fashion Inspiration
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