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19 April 2022

Luxe to Less: Leather Jackets

Find a classic wardrobe staple

There’s nothing like a sleek (faux or real) leather jacket to complete your look. With the colder weather approaching having a staple piece in your wardrobe is worth the investment. Embody durability, versatility, and style by simply throwing on your jacket with a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt or add an element of grunge to your ensemble by pairing it with an evening look. Whatever your style or budget we’ve selected an array of both real and faux leather jackets to suit you.


Words By Cara Briggs

Luxe

There’s no shortage of luxe leather jackets on the market. These are definite investment pieces with the price tag to match.

The Versace Cropped Safety-Pin Biker Jacket is crafted from 100% lambskin that will stand the test of time. With gold metal hardware and the iconic safety pin embellishments, this biker style piece with have you looking cool-girl chic.

We would suggest the Angelina Single-Breasted Leather Jacket from Ann Demeulemeester for a more streamlined take. This blazer and biker jacket hybrid features a cinched waist and shoulder pads for a tailored look. It’s punctuated with satin lining and notch lapels for an added air of luxury.

For an oversized look, Joseph has created the perfect leather jacket. Ending at the mid-thigh with a detachable belt allows for versatility in silhouette. Use the belt to cinch in the waist or go without to embrace a more voluminous look.

A modern take on this wardrobe classic would be The Crescent Moon-Print Leather Jacket from Marine Serre. This jacket is decorated with its iconic moon-shaped crescent for an unexpected detail. The simple tailoring and silhouette ensure it is a timeless addition to any wardrobe.

Shop the rest of our luxe leather jackets and find your favourite this season.

Marine Serre Crescent Moon-print Leather Jacket, $2,573, Farfetch

Less

For those who are wanting luxe for less, look no further. We’ve selected some of our favourites this season for you to enjoy.

Ksubi has delivered Their Amplify Leather Jacket Black for the perfect grunge addition to your wardrobe. Its exposed silver hardware and worn leather will give any outfit an element of edge. A bonus is that its leather has been responsibly sourced from Realgrade New Zealand.

For those wanting a faux-leather option, we would suggest The Tuck Sleeve Faux-Leather Jacket from Low Classic. The epitome of modern minimalism, this chocolate brown piece is made with shined faux leather and a pointed collar for a bold look. Its soft brown colour is perfect for transeasonal styling. We would pair it with a floral maxi dress to create a grungy juxtaposition this Autumn.

Another vegan-friendly option is the Stand Studio Sabitha Faux-Leather Shirt Jacket. The relaxed fit of the jacket features a croc-embossed material with a patent shine. Defined as a shirt-jacket, this lightweight piece can be worn on its own or with layers for the colder weather.

Find your luxe look for less with our selection below.

Low Classic Tuck Sleeve Faux-leather Jacket, $629, Farfetch

Low

Finally, for those on the hunt for a budget-friendly leather jacket, we present our ‘low’ options this season. No need to sacrifice style, these options are just as chic as their more expensive counterparts.

A personal favourite is Barney’s Originals Real Leather Lace Sleeve Leather Biker Jacket. This effortlessly cool piece has been marked down to a budget-friendly price. Its matte leather features laced sleeve detailing and studded notch lapels for added edge.

For a faux-leather alternative, we would suggest Bershka Faux Leather Biker Jacket in Black. Embody biker-chic for less with its contrasting metal hardware and oversized silhouette.

For a more minimalist take on the leather jacket look, Cotton On has brought us its Vegan Leather Coat Jacket. Choose from three colours of black, rich chocolate or dark brown, to suit any colour palette. Its double-breasted tailoring and tonal buttons give it a vintage 80s look, right on trend with those seeking a vintage look.

Finally, for a sporty take on this classic jacket, we would suggest the Asos Design Extreme Collar Padded Leather Look Jacket In Black. This leather, puffer jacket hybrid features an oversized collar and relaxed fit perfect for layering on colder days. Pair it with athletic wear to add an expected twist to your workout wear.

Shop the rest of our affordable choices below.

Cotton On Vegan Leather Coat Jacket, $89.99, The Iconic