If you’re looking for an investment piece to add to your closet, why don’t you buy yourself a nice leather jacket? Leather jackets are super easy to pull off and they give such great style cred to any look. You can wear them with a girly dress to toughen up the look a little bit or with a casual t-shirt-and-jeans outfit to add some personality into the look. You can also wear it with your LBD in case you’re looking for ways to give it a sleek and edgy vibe. There are lot of other ways that you can wear and style your leather jacket but before you get into that, check out these tips on how to pick the perfect leather jacket first.
- CHOOSE A CLASSIC STYLE – cropped leather jackets may be all the rage these days but what would you do with that piece once it goes out of style? If you’re looking for a true investment piece and you want something that you know you will be able to wear for the years to come, choose the classic style. This means no studs, no spikes and little to no embellishments, if possible.
- GO FOR A NEUTRAL COLOR – that pink leather jacket sure looks cute and girly but when you wear that once you hit your 30s, that may no longer be the case. Instead of choosing brightly colored leather jackets, choose neutrals like black and brown instead. These are so much sleeker and chicer compared to other colors and they’re guaranteed to look good on you no matter at what age, too.
- GET THE REAL THING – faux leather jackets are great but they don’t last very long and they don’t look too good when they start getting worn out either. Genuine leather, on the other hand, may be a little bit more expensive but they practically last forever (given that you care for them right, of course) which means you’ll be getting the most out of every single buck you spend on it.
- SELECT YOUR SKIN WISELY – the ‘skin’ or the kind of leather that you will be purchasing your leather jacket in is something that you have to really think about. The skin will determine that jacket’s look, performance and durability so you should really give it some careful thought. If you want something stiff for more structured looks, you can go for steerhide. If you want something that’s less hardwearing, calfskin leather is your best bet while sheepskin, lambskin and goatskin leathers are perfect if you want something softer and suppler but also competitively durable.
- BUY IT YOURSELF – online shopping is very convenient but when you’re purchasing something that you consider an investment, you might want to take the time to actually buy it from the store yourself so you can inspect every little detail and make sure that it is of good quality. Buying your leather jacket yourself also allows you to try it on first before you purchase it to see if you like the way it fits.