Leather up: A leather jacket is one of those items that every fashionista must have tucked away in their closet. It is like the trench coat…that one thing that has the power to give a twist to your outfit, in a popping way. As we await the cooler days, here is a heads up for how to rock this look.
This may be the wrong time to be trying this out, but when the January heat calms down, then you could consider investing in one or two leather jackets. And the beauty about this accessory is that you can wear it from your weekend looks, and even rock it to the office. All you have to do is read on this guide, well, and prepare the money to invest in these jackets as they do not come cheap.
The biker look
Possibly the easiest way to pull off the leather jacket is with the biker jacket. Complete with its zipper and pocket detailing, this jacket works well with a great pair of jeans, simple tee and great pair of shoes. Your choices for the shoes range from boots, to sneakers. You could choose to go for a monotone look with this, or add some hue to the look, by opting for coloured jeans and shoes. You could also add some edgy element to the look by having your jeans distressed.
With this look, it is all about keeping your leather detailed look simple, with a touch of athleisure. Wear a sweat shirt or hoodie under your leather jacket, paired with a pair of sweat pants and sneakers to complete. If you are the kind that is into the overly accessorised looks, then add a cap, some bracelets, and possibly a cap to complete the outfit. This look is very downplayed and can only be worn in a casual setting.
The preppy look
I am sure you have seen a look or two of the leather jacket being worn over your formal tie and dress shirt look. Now this is the kind of look you can possibly wear to the office. For this, you can choose your jacket in a calm shade such as caramel or a dark brown. Wear this over a white shirt and tie, and keep your pants in a neutral shade, for example brown. For a great look, match your leather jacket to your shoes. Your pants could be anything from dress pants to chinos.
Also ensure that your jacket is not too detailed, so keep the zippers and elbow patching on a minimum.
Where to buy
Getting an original and legit leather jacket is not easy, so if you go shopping, try and have a trusted person to recommend or get one from a trusted online shopping site.
There are also stores in town that have unique and legit jackets