Sweater weather may be upon us (at least, it’s supposed to be), but let’s not forget that this time of year brings about one of our other favorite pieces of clothing: the leather jacket. Since autumnal temperatures can vary, especially between day and night, layering is key — and that’s where this versatile topper comes into play.
From our all-time favorite cropped number to the heavily embellished options we’ve been seeing all over Instagram, there so much more to leather jackets than the ubiquitous moto. The only problem? A high-quality piece can cost as much as your monthly rent. That’s why, regardless of your budget, we’ve rounded up the best simple, totally out-there, and everything-in-between styles to get you in the fall mood.
Consider this your reminder of how pragmatic and versatile leather jackets really are, and why you should have one (or 10) ladies leather jackets in your closet at all times.
1. Dusty blue jackets are easier to style than you think.
Forever 21 Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $27.90, available at Forever 21.
2. Bubblegum pink is always a good idea.
Zara Leather Effect Jacket, $69.90, available at Zara.
3. Your go-to moto jacket just got a fur-collar revamp.
H&M Biker Jacket, $59.99, available at H&M.
4. Vroom! This jacket has racing stripes in all the right places.
Front Row Shop Black Sporty PU Faux Leather Jacket Womens, $73, available at Front Row Shop.
5. For the days you don’t feel like getting out of bed, wear a cozy blanket coat.
Silence + Noise Eddie Oversized Vegan Leather Sherpa Coat, $129, available at Urban Outfitters.
6. Biker in the front, patch party in the back.
Nastygal Invasion of the Body Patchers Moto Jacket, $128, available at Nastygal.
7.If the light-pink fur collar doesn’t convince you to buy immediately, this coat is also reversible. (Two-in-one!)
Zara Reversible Leather Jacket, $229, available at Zara.
8. File under: A creative leather jacket that isn’t a biker.
Pixie Market Leather Cargo Belted Jacket, $165, available at Pixie Market.
9. Nothing like a little surprise from behind.
Eloquii Studio Applique Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $159.90, available at Eloquii.
10. If a leather jacket and khaki trench coat for women had a baby…
Oak + Fort Jacket F18, $198, available at Oak + Fort.
11. Making a strong case for center-zip leather jackets.
Veda One Leather Jacket, $495, available at Veda.
12. Perfectly slouchy.
Locle by Low Classic Leather Blouson, $428, available at W Concept.
13. Dimensional studs and bird embroideries offer a minimal take on the cowboy kitsch we love.
Andersson Bell Bird Embroidery Leather Jacket, $428, available at W Concept.