Deciding to get yourself a leather jacket is one of the best fashion statements and investments you could ever make. Before you go out to the shops and splurge on your first piece (believe me, there will be more to come), though, take the time to read this. Here’s everything you need to know about leather jackets before buying one.
The right lining
Leather jackets have different kinds of lining inside and what you get depends on how you intend to use yours. If you want an all-around leather jacket that you can get the most bang for your buck from then your best bet is a leather jacket with a cotton lining. If you want something that’ll keep you warm and, at the same time, stylish during the fall and winter months, look for one with thicker lining like wool, suede, or even fur.
Leather jackets come in a variety of colors
Black has always been the go-to color of many when it comes to their first leather jackets but just in case you’re looking for something more unique, fun, and exciting to add to your closet, just know that there are a ton of other colors out there that you could choose from.
You can wear leather jackets with just about anything
Yes, you can wear your leather jackets with just about anything from denim-on-denim looks to lacey ladylike dresses and even super chic street style outfits. If you’re a bit hesitant about buying a leather jacket because you’re thinking you won’t be able to use it too often, think again! A leather jacket is one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your wardrobe.
If you’re into structure, pick one with these details
Zippers, shoulder epaulettes, cuffs — these are classic parts of a leather jacket that a lot of more modern styles no longer have these days. These tiny details often make a great impact on your look and they add a nice hint of structure as well. If you’re meaning to use your leather jacket to add structure to your outfit, go for one that has these details.
Real leather or faux leather?
This is one of the biggest questions that boggle the minds of fashion and style enthusiasts up to this day. The decision on whether to go for real leather or not depends on your stand against the use and consumption of animal products and whether you want a more luxe vibe or if you’re going for a bit more of that street style-y feel.