It’s getting to be that time of year where we all hesitate just before running out the door to hit up the bar. We have to think, “Wait, is it like, cold out? Should I bring a jacket?” which only brings about an internal debate contemplating whether it’s really worth bringing a jacket the club. If you aren’t drunk enough to have your alcohol blanket on, your sorry ass is going to regret not bringing a jacket when you see how long the line is to get in. New flash, people. There’s a v under-appreciated solution: the leather jacket. Leather jackets amp up your outfit, allow you to skip coat check, and aren’t seriously annoying to keep on all night if you’re too lazy to hold it. Regardless of the color, style, or fit, any basic leather jacket is hands down, the best investment you’ll ever make for your wardrobe. In case you lost yours from last year, here are this season’s hottest leather jackets you’ll most def wear more than your fave leggings.
If you’re new to the leather jacket game, you can try something a bit smaller that’s simpler and more feminine than anything that screams “biker gang.” This cropped moto jacket comes just above your waist, providing a totally flattering cut of your bod without weighing you down. The embellished studs give off sexy, edgy vibes and just enough flair where people know not to look you right in the eyes. Unless they’re buying you a drink, of course.
I, for one, am all about a good leather jacket, but not one that feels cheap af or akin to shitty plastic. A good leather jacket feels like high-quality leather (real or fake, you hardly know the difference, tbh) and also feels good enough to wear for long hours. This fitted jacket never fails to make you look three pounds skinnier, and it’s lined with soft leather that probs feels like your comfiest hoodie.
We hardly ever stray from black unless it’s really fucking cute, so trust me when I say this jacket is worth consideration. It’s basically a well-known fact that Merlot is the official unofficial shade of fall, so you can never really have too much of it. The maroon still goes with 90% of your closet and gives just the right pop of color to a lame outfit.
Embroidery is all the rage rn, so, if you can get a style with a funky pattern, more to you and your street cred. The flirty floral embroidery is perfect for getting through fall, winter tundras, and even prepping for the next spring to come because like, flowers for spring? Fucking duh. I promise although it’s black leather, the red flowers won’t make anyone question whether you’re 1) a motorcyclist or 2) have “I love mom” tattooed somewhere on your arm. The statement jacket is way too Kendall Jenner for that.
This full-length leather jacket is clearly the quite opposite of the “Talk to me again and I’ll kick your ass” look we’re constantly aiming for, but the millennial pink shade still totally softens your outfit and livens up the bland colors you’re probs wearing for the next six months. Since it practically screams spring, you’ll have your first spring jacket ready to wear come March. Bless.
It might be hard to keep this one clean, so try to only opt for a white or super light shade if it’s for a v special occasion. Or like, if it’s an exclusive venue where you can’t make a fool out yourself, aka drunkenly spill your vodka cranberry on your new jacket. The pale gray is v ideal for throwing over any old T-shirt or party-ready blouse. Although light in color, it’s way more low-key than a black moto jacket if you’re aiming for something a little more subtle than obnoxious biker vibes.