Leather jackets are an absolutely timeless piece of outerwear fashion that can work with anyone’s style. Not only does it look cool and spruce up any outfit you pair with it, but it’s also an incredibly durable and practical piece women need in their wardrobe to keep warm in the cold.
If you’ve been stumped on how to wear this stylish wardrobe staple in different ways, don’t be too worried. One of the best things about the classic leather biker jacket and all its versions is that you can throw it on over any clothing and for virtually any occasion, turning a plain look into something chic and something formal into something a little edgier.
If you’re still looking for some styling inspiration for your leather jacket look, however, we’ve got you covered. From seeing them worn by our favourite celebrities to how we can wear them ourselves and turn heads, whether it’s a real or faux leather jacket, here are some different ways you can get all the compliments on your leather jacket outfit.
We adore this all-leather look on Bella Hadid that feels classic, chic, and edgy all rolled into one. The sleek look feels a lot easier to pull off in the autumnal season thanks to the neutral brown tone chosen over a harsher black, making what would otherwise be a party-ready outfit into something that works for a daytime gathering.
We love the suit-like appearance of Bella’s outfit, with the entire look down to the heels and accessories perfectly matching her brown leather coat.
Like her sister, Gigi Hadid opts for a much more daytime-friendly brown colour that’s a little more understated and fresh in comparison to your typical black leather jacket. We love how she also sticks to neutrals and seasonal details, pairing her leather jacket blazer with a floral blouse and patterned flared trousers for a 70s-inspired outfit.
We love taking notes from style queen Rihanna, and this leather look really inspires us to pull together something that’s basically an entire party-ready outfit. This sexy leather dress can easily be emulated with a loose, classic moto jacket paired with a mini skirt, a belt cinching the waist, and with your favourite pair of heels.
Sofia Richie keeps it simple yet sleek with this leather trench coat with leather trousers to match. Thanks to how effortlessly stylish leather already is, Sofia proves that she doesn’t need anything else to create a stunning look that catches eyes.
You can easily take this look from night to day and make it practical by swapping out heels for sneakers and leather trousers for your favourite jeans.
Kaia Gerber is the epitome of effortless cool in this ensemble. She makes what would otherwise be a pretty simple outfit a lot more elegant and stylish by partnering it with a black leather blazer.
A pair of patterned trousers and combat boots make the look a little more interesting, and can easily be replicated if you wear an all-black leather look but swap out plain trousers with patterned ones or acid wash jeans.
Karlie Kloss looks like a total beauty in the most casual look thanks to the details that elevate her casual outfit. She wears a black leather coat over her roll neck jumper, jeans, and flats, and accessorises the simple yet stylish look with a pair of sunglasses.
This outfit just goes to show that you can throw on a leather coat or leather jacket over any top, jeans, or pair of shoes and turn the entire look into something a lot more high fashion.
Hailey Bieber rocks this oversized classic biker jacket with fringe that totally ups her casual fashion game. We adore the way certain leather jackets just rest on our bodies and make any outfit look more relaxed, yet features details to make them stand out.
Going for a moto jacket with fringe is an easy way women anywhere can dress up their everyday fashion and make it that much edgier. Partner it with a simple jumper and jeans and discover how much cooler your ensemble can look.
Now that we’ve gotten some style inspo from our favourite celebs, what are some other ways you can wear a leather jacket for every season? From the classic black leather jacket to faux leather and a statement leather coat, here are some tips on wearing leather for every occasion.
Wearing monochrome black is the easiest way to bring together an effortlessly fashionable look, whether you’re just going to the shops or headed to a nighttime party. You can pair a leather jacket or leather coat with an all-black look, and even make it more interesting by choosing different textures and lengths.
We love how an all-black ensemble looks with an oversized leather coat, mini dress or skirt, and knee-high boots to finish off the outfit.
While a black leather jacket or moto jacket is already quite a statement on its own, you can totally go even further and make your leather jacket or leather coat the star of your outfit. Go for something like the leather trench coat above which speaks for itself and needs minimal accessorising, if any. You can also go for different colours that are often in the faux leather category to find some fun choices like a white leather jacket or burgundy leather coat.
You can pair leather jackets like this with absolutely anything in your collection and have created a stunning outfit that took little to no time to put together.
A leather jacket doesn’t always have to be edgy. Feel free to stray away from your usual leather moto jacket and opt for something with a much more elegant silhouette. This makes for a smarter and girlier look and can be paired with anything from a floral dress to a t-shirt and jeans combo.
To make it really sophisticated, go with something that’s slightly more structured in the shoulders or blazer-like in construction.
Leather is such a cool fabric for nighttime outfits, and should definitely be utilised for that purpose. You can go all out with such looks and experiment with the pieces you pair and style with your leather jacket, from platform boots to bright colours.
If you’re afraid of getting your leather jacket dirtied or ruined during a wild night out, feel free to go for and wear a faux leather jacket for such endeavors to keep yourself from worrying about the price tag.
Oversized pieces are such a staple, no matter what the trends are. If you don’t feel like wearing something that cinches you at the waist and makes you feel uncomfortable throughout the day in the name of fashion, then this silhouette will certainly speak to you.
We love how an oversized leather jacket can make your typical t-shirt and jeans outfit look that much cooler, especially when you wear them with an equally cool pair of leather boots.
Bored of the same t-shirt and jeans combo that you keep trying to dress up with your leather jacket? Then feel free to get creative with everything you wear with it. From colourful pieces to outlandish silhouettes, a classic leather jacket can actually be the piece you need to tone down an otherwise loud outfit into something anyone can wear every single day.
Whether it’s a sequined party dress you’ve never found an opportunity to wear or a bunch of colour combinations you’re a little too shy to pull off on their own, a black leather jacket can be your safety net that keeps the outfit just as cool.
Whether it’s a real or faux leather jacket and your favourite celebrity or just you, this timeless outerwear item can make absolutely anything look that much more fashionable and fun. No matter how you want to wear it, if you’re someone who loves the classic look with jeans and combat boots or someone who loves colour and experimentation, a leather jacket definitely promises you a cool look every time.