Style It Right: What To Wear With A Leather Jacket - THE STYLE INSIDER

They may have been reserved for bad boys in the past, but leather jackets are now an essential piece in every girl’s wardrobe. Black leather exudes sleek modern class that adds a rebellious edge to most outfits while coloured layered oozes feminine charm. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to wear with a leather jacket, you may be surprised at just how easy they are to style. In need of some inspiration? Here are three stunning looks that are easy on the eye and even easier to work around your wardrobe.

EDGY GLAM

Leather jackets are surprisingly versatile and this wearable look can be worn for a variety of occasions. First date? Check. Socialising with your friends? Check. Shopping on the high street? You get the picture. If you don’t know what to wear with a leather jacket, this look is one to experiment with – they were practically made for the edgy glam look. Casual glam is for those days you want to look and feel your best without going over the top. Nobody wants to look overdressed, after all.

Plain black skinnies will be your best friend when it comes to wearing a leather jacket, especially when you wear the combo with chunky heeled boots. Add a hint of girly glam with a hat of your choice. Baker boy hats have been all the rage this year, but swap it for a cute pom-pom beanie to keep you warm in winter.

 

When it comes to tops, be loud and proud with a graphic tee. Choosing a dark t-shirt ups the edgy vibe, but why not try creating a contrast with a white graphic tee? It’ll draw the eye to your upper body whilst making the most of the monochrome trend.

Rob’s Top Tip: Give this edgy glam look some feminine elements by adding some dainty jewellery and keeping your makeup light.


RUNNING ERRANDS

We all have those days that we need a simple outfit to grab n’ go. Whether you’re running errands or just running late, this look will become your new go-to when you’re rushing around.

Ripped or not, skinny jeans are guaranteed to flatter your shape and show off your curves. Opt for blue denim this time to tone down the entire outfit and make it more casual. Black on black is great but has a naturally rebellious vibe, whereas blue denim is more suitable for an everyday look.

Knitted sweaters are amazing when it comes to putting together a stylish look in a hurry. We always recommend having a few favourite knitted tops, simply because they’re so easy to grab and wear with a pair of jeans. Although you can just wear a trusty pair of trainers, ankle boots are best when the weather is on the colder side.

Finally, add a casual black backpack to finish off the look. This simple piece is trendy and stylish without distracting from the main event – your jacket.

Rob’s Top Tip: Stick with grey when choosing a knit for a super casual outfit. It’s a neutral colour that suits every skin tone and is ideal for making your leather jacket the talking point.


FEMININE STYLING

Who said leather jackets can’t be super girly? Wearing a leather jacket with more feminine clothes gives the look a contrasting twist.

Opt for a dress with typical feminine features such as vibrant floral patterns and frilled detailing. The leather jacket will add the trendy rebellious vibe, giving off the perfect balance of light and dark when paired with a girly dress.

For bags, we’d recommend a black crossbody with delicate gold trims and a dainty chain. Adding a bag with both feminine and edgy features keeps the theme going throughout the outfit. Pair it up with some cute leather boots that match your jacket and you’re good to go.

This look would be perfect for dates or wining and dining with your friends. Why not trying swapping the boots for black trainers for a casual look? If the weather’s good, you could even try out some gladiator sandals. Whatever you decide, make sure the jacket is the element that stands out in this girly outfit.

Rob’s Top Tips: Go for a dress significantly lighter than the jacket to make sure both elements demand attention rather than one or the other.