As much as I hate to admit it, we've finally entered Autumn - a season of change, when trees shed their layers of leaves and we pile up layers of knitwear, leather and anything that will keep us warm and cosy. A staple in any wardrobe is a leather jacket - it doesn't have to be biker style, or black, but a leather jacket is just something you should have in your outerwear selection.
Easy to wear over jeans, dresses and smart office attire, a leather jacket is warm and timeless. It's an item that will never go out of fashion - I agree there will be different styles that are considered more trendy, but a leather jacket will keep forever. I like a classic black biker style jacket to wear with blue jeans and Converse for a super relaxed weekend look; or dress it up with a dress and chunky boots for an evening out.
Although black as a colour can be quite harsh as a colour - if you're going for a softer look, or want an item that will make you look younger, go for softer colours like greys, pinks and beiges. Mint Velvet tend to do really nice styles of jackets in very flattering colours, but check out the selection on ASOS too as they may have a similar style and save the pennies!
If you think you'll be wearing your jacket more to work functions, or formal events, you can choose a shape that is collarless and/or has more structure - this instantly smartens up a jacket.
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There's something edgy and rebellious about a leather jacket - it's iconic, timeless, classic. But let's remember - it's not reserved for rock stars and teenage rebels - your leather jacket is your best friend when it comes to mid seasonal dressing!
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