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.
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.
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.
#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.
# 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.