8 of the Best Leather Jackets

By Sophia McMeekin
7th May 2015

It’s hard to remember a time when the leather jacket wasn’t our winter standby. Shaking off the bikie associations, leather jackets have morphed into wardrobe basics, able to be paired with a dress and heels as easily as with boots and a bad-ass attitude.

An investment, sure, but one that will be paying dividends for years to come, whether it’s all studs and hardware or, soft and slouchy, a good leather jacket is a classic for a new breed of woman.

Here are 8 of the best.

1# Hardwear

Trust the Swedes with your cold weather gear and you’ll never go wrong. Gloriously soft, you’ll wear it forever.

MC Biker Jacket at Acne stores and online.

#2 Proper Little Lady

Wear this very prim and ladylike leather jacket fully zipped in place of a top, or over a sweet blouse for fresh take on uptight-uptown.

Scanlan Theodore Stretch Leather Jacket at Scanlan Theodore and online.

#3 Minimalism

Biker perfection, Iro’s crisp and flawless leather baby is one for the purists.

Iro Zayone Leather Jacket at Green with Envy stores and online.

#4 Bombs Away

With a sheepskin collar, and plenty of slouch for good measure, Bassike’s bomber is a winner.

Bassike Leather Bomber at Bassike online.

#5 Crop It

A cropped leather jacket adds just the right amount of sass to a good girl ensemble. Wear your Won Hundred jacket when you need a confidence boost.

Won Hundred Skye Leather Jacket at The Standard Store.

#6 Shades Of Grey

Wear this delightful Moonstone coloured leather trench on dreamy, dreary days when black just doesn't cut it.

Zimmermann Fortune Leather Trench, at Zimmermann and online.

# 7 Roomy

Bombers have never been cooler, and they hide a multitude of winter snacking sins. Ryder’s take is buttery soft.

Daisy Leather Bomber from Ryder and online.

#8 Utilitarian Cool

Structured and effortlessly cool, Camilla and Marc’s take on the classic leather jacket comes sans collar, so you can pop yours.

Camilla and Marc Ginger Motele Jacket from Another Love and online.

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