It’s official: the leather jacket is back for 2016 and it’s cooler than ever before. In January, Vogue’s first issue of the year breathed new life into this classic, featuring model of the moment Gigi Hadid on its cover, leather-clad and looking amazing. It’s unapologetically brash and bold, a piece which takes any outfit to the next level. Rebellious, versatile and undeniably cool, if there’s one rule in fashion, it’s that everyone ought to own a leather jacket. Read on to find out how we’ve been styling them.
Leather Jackets: Casual Spring Looks
This spring, a leather jacket and some skinny jeans are all you need to nail that off-duty model look. And you can also step away from the traditional black biker and choose a bright or pastel color, for a more quirky twist on the leather jacket outfit.
- Layer your leather jacket over some cozy knitwear to ensure you’re ready for any weather. A slouchy jacket, with a loose jumper and some boyfriend jeans, is the epitome of casual cool.
- Wear your jacket with ripped skinny jeans, a beany and an oversized scarf for a comfy but chic everyday ensemble.
- Hitting the gym? A leather jacket thrown over some black leggings and sneakers will ensure you are paparazzi-ready on your way there.
- A beige leather jacket is laid-back but stylish. Wear it with a pair of white trousers for an easy, breezy look that’ll easily take you from brunch to the boardroom.
- For the ultimate in dressed-down, casual cool, accessorize a pastel leather jacket with ankle boots and a fedora, another trend that’s huge this season.
Effortlessly Cool Black Leather Jacket Outfits
You can’t go wrong with a classic, iconic black leather jacket. Here are some ideas for an outfit with an edge.
- A black leather jacket with an all-black ensemble will always make an impression. Don’t be afraid to ramp up the toughness of this look. Keep your jacket zipped right up and wear with skin-tight black jeans or leggings. Team with some chunky, block-heeled boots for maximum attitude.
- Dare to go double leather with a tight leather pencil skirt or trousers. A heavy coat of black mascara finishes off this bold look. This outfit is certainly not for the faint hearted!
- Sunglasses, a biker jacket and a form-fitting dress equal a sexy and sophisticated look that’s sure to turn all eyes in your direction.
- For a striking, color-popping look, contrast your black jacket with a pair of bright trousers.
Go Glam With A Leather Jacket
If you’re thinking of adding a leather jacket to your collection, but you’re more of a girly girl, don’t hesitate. We’ve got you covered with these sophisticated and elegant leather jacket outfits.
- Wear a cute floral dress under your jacket for a softer, girly look. Add some ballet pumps and a statement necklace to finish off this ladylike outfit.
- Combine a black jacket with an A line, knee-length skirt in pink or red. This is an ultra-feminine ensemble for a 50s inspired vibe. Add some matching sky high heels to finish off your outfit.
- Leather and lace is a combination that seems to go together as well as chalk and cheese but trust us, it really can work. A black lace dress with matching bomber jacket will look simultaneously elegant and edgily modern.
- Toughen up a feminine maxi dress by throwing a leather jacket over it – an easy-to-wear look that’s sure to become your summer holiday staple.
Whether you’re going for a casual, sexy or glamorous look, the leather jacket is a perennial classic that will always add some urban edge to your outfit. Which way will you be wearing yours?
Featured Image: Leather jackets don’t only look good in classic black! A blush pink jacket like this one worn by Paola Alberdi will look a treat paired with skinny jeans and a simple grey knit sweater to create the ultimate spring style!
Jacket: All Saints, Sweater: Barney’s New York, Jeans: Shoptiques.
Federica L is cute and casual in this leather jacket style, which consists of distressed grey denim jeans, a white blouse, and a well fitted leather jacket with metallic detailing. Wear this style with a chunky scarf to add that wintery touch!
Sasha Simon is sleek and sophisticated in this leather jacket look, pairing this brown piece with distressed denim jeans and heels for a glamorous take on an everyday style!
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Elsa Ekman rocks a simple yet edgy fall style here, pairing a knitted sweater, a hoodie, and an oversized leather jacket together with distressed jeans. We love this style; especially worn with leather boots and a matching bag!
Jacket: Deadwood, Jeans: Cheap Monday, Boots: Feet First, Bag: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen.
Why not try this stylish combination of a mini dress and leather jacket like Natalia Cabezas? This look is simplistic yet sophisticated, and will look totally glamorous paired with studded boots and a pair of shades.
Jacket: Diesel via Farfetch, Dress: Oak & Fort, Bag: Gucci, Boots: Chloé via Farfetch.
Federica L. has paired a leather jacket with this gorgeous mini dress to enhance the look and add a touch of edge to an otherwise conventional outfit. We love the contrast of the feminine dress and androgynous jacket!
Kat Tanita is absolutely stunning in this sheer lace dress, paired with a leather jacket and sandals for a glamorous evening look. Wear this look with neutral accessories to capture this aesthetic!
Dress: Zimmermann, Jacket: Banana Republic, Sandals: Valentino, Clutch: Gucci.
Julie Sarinana adds instant glamour to this outfit by adding a fitted leather jacket, with metallic detailing for an alternative edge. Wear a jacket such as this with a statement skirt and white tee to steal this look!
Lisa D Cahue demonstrates yet another way to style the leather jacket trend; with a simple hoodie! By throwing a leather jacket over a hoodie, you will add endless glamour and really dress up the simplest of styles.
Sweater: LPA, Jacket: IRO, Jeans: Zara, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chanel.
Cara Loren keeps it casual in a simplistic stripped back style consisting of a baby blue hoodie, black leggings, sneakers, and a sleek leather jacket. This style is just ideal for everyday wear!
Hoodie: Nordstrom, Leggings: Lulu Lemon.
A graphic tee will always look stylish worn with a leather jacket and distressed denim. This look is authentically edgy, and will simply never go out of style. Via Christine Andrew.
Jacket: Allsaints, Sweater: ILY Couture.
Erica Hoida is absolutely owning this leather jacket style, consisting of cigarette trousers, incredible stilettos and a cross body bag by Gucci. This is a look which will simply never go out of fashion!
Jacket/Shoes: Dsquared2, Sweatshirt: Marni, Jeans: Frame Denim, Bag: Gucci.
Natalia Cabezas is rocking this authentic rocker chick style, consisting of a pleated midi skirt, sheer blouse and a classic leather jacket. Try this look with Chelsea boots for a fresh fall style.
In a fresh new take on a classic look, Federica L. has paired this leather jacket with a metallic pleated skirt and a pair of white sneakers. Throw in a pair of shades and a cross body bag to capture every edgy vibe Federica has achieved.
Skirt: Sheinside, Jacket: Mango.
Megan Anderson mixes ballroom and biker girl chic in this fabulous outfit, consisting of a floor length gown with slit detailing and a classic leather jacket. With a pair of shades, this look is simply perfect for a fresh take on the maxi dress this fall.
Leather Jacket: All saints, Top: Chelsea 28, Skirt: Windsor, Shoes: Louboutin.
A red leather jacket like this one is perfect for autumn afternoons out in the city. Match a similar piece with jeans and sneakers to steal Annabelle Fleur’s seasonal look.
Jeans/Jacket: Lucky Brand, Bag: Chanel, Sneakers: Saint Laurent.
Marianna Mäkelä is looking alternative and edgy in this crimson biker jacket, worn stylishly over a black mini dress. Pair a similar look with black stilettos to steal Marianna’s style!
Jacket: Zara, Dress: Brandy Melville, Sunnies: Karen Walker, Heels: AllSaints,
Emilie Tømmerberg’s leather jacket style is an absolute classic. The combination of a white shirt, black jeans and biker jacket creates the ultimate androgynous chic look, and paired with Chelsea boots is a great everyday style.
To give your summer evening dress an urban edge, why not try pairing it with a leather jacket. Brenna’s style, consisting of a lilac dress, leather jacket and gladiator sandals, is both achievable and effortlessly cool!
Jacket: Shein, Dress: Lulu’s, Bag: Make Me Chic.
As it begins to get cooler, why not cosy up in a woollen sweater and a leather jacket outfit like Cara Loren. This look is a must-wear for the autumn and winter seasons, and will always give you an effortlessly cute aesthetic!
Jacket: H&M, Jumper: Forever21, Leggings: Lulu Lemon.
Helena Glazer is keeping it chic and simple in this gorgeous autumnal style, consisting of a maroon leather jacket paired with black denim jeans and a plain white tee. This outfit oozes elegance when worn with heels, but could equally be worn with sneakers for a more casual aesthetic.
Leather Jacket: Veda, Denim: Elliott, Shoes: Aquazzura, Bag: Coach.
Throw a leather jacket on over your statement summer evening dress to generate a style which retains some edginess. We love Federica L’s combination of a leather jacket and studded leather heels.
Dress: Zara, Shoes: Shein.
Nada Adelle is revving up this everyday outfit with a gorgeous patent leather jacket, giving the look a badass feel which we love! To try this look yourself, wear a cropped leather jacket over a graphic print sweater and bring the look together with a pair of shades.
Jolie Sweater: Dorothy Perkins, Belted Biker Jacket: Asos, Mini Skirt: Sandro, Bag: H&M.
Leather jackets are perhaps the most adaptable piece of any girl’s wardrobe. Anine Bing shows us how to rock leather over lounge-wear in this chic two piece from Ragdoll, paired with a cropped jacket with metallic zip detailing.
Jacket: Anine Bing, Tracksuit/Shoes: Ragdoll.
You cannot go wrong with an all black outfit, as demonstrated by Caroline Blomst in this striking composition of leather jacket and skinny black jeans. Pair this look with leather accessories and boots to capture Caroline’s rocker girl style.
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Lisa Olsson is rocking the classic leather jacket and skinny jeans look here. By using a predominantly dark palette and contrasting the lighter tones in these gorgeous faux snakeskin boots, Lisa has created a striking style which we adore.
Jacket: LXLS, Shirt: Mango, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Jennie-Ellen,Trousers: SanneAlexandra.
Go against tradition, and make summer leather your style! Valerie Husemann is killing it in this gorgeous plum piece, paired thoughtfully with a button front skirt and gladiator sandals.
Jacket: Belstaff, Blouse: Zara, Skirt: Stradivarius, Bag: Saint Laurent, Shoes: Mango.
Leather jackets can be the perfect entry to the world of androgynous chic! Throw on a plain tee, denim jeans, and a classic leather jacket to steal Camille Callen’s awesome boyish style.
Top/Jacket: Zara, Jeans: Mango.
Federica L. is rocking an alternative rocker girl style with this statement piece – a tinted leather jacket! Wear a number such as this with neutral colours in order to keep the attention where it belongs.
Leather jackets will make the perfect match to any dress, whether it be for a cocktail party or black tie ball! Arielle Nachami is oozing elegance in this floor length gown, and worn with this super cute leather jacket the look simply has it all!
Dress: AYR, Jacket: VEDA, Sunnies: Wildfox, Clutch: Edie Parker.
A leather jacket is the perfect match to a classic A line skirt and sweater combination. Mary Josephine wears this look with Chelsea boots and a simple choker for instant chic.
Shoes: Comegetfashion, Skirt/Top: Choies, Jacket: Loavies.
Sara Donaldson is looking elegant and sophisticated in a black maxi dress paired with a sleek and classic style leather jacket. Wear this look with white sneakers to steal Sara’s understated style.
Dress: Matin, Jacket: IRO, Trainers: Nike.
Even in summer a leather jacket is still the ideal match to almost every casual style! Marianna Mäkelä wears this classic biker jacket over a cute floral printed dress, paired with pumps for a simplistic overall style.
Jacket: AllSaints, Dress: Zara, Bag: Gucci, Shoes: Wonders.
Helena Glazer is decisively rocking the brown leather jacket look; pairing this one with a simple white tee and distressed acid wash skinny jeans for an edgy chic style. Wear this look with either heels or sneakers for an authentic summer style.
Leather Jacket: All Saints, Tee: CHRLDR, Denim: Mother, Shoes: Schutz, Bag: Celine.
Beatrice Gutu is rocking a retro chic style consisting of cropped jeans with a frayed hem, a striped open collar shirt and a quilted leather jacket. This style is ideal for everyday wear, because it is suitable for any weather or occasion!
Jeans: Levi’s, Jacket: Viparo.
Maxi dresses are making a fabulous return to fashion this spring! Linh Niller Huynh is looking elegant and classy in this gorgeous slit-detailed knit dress, paired with a leather jacket and a pair of sneakers.
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Wondering what to wear with your leather jacket? Look no further than Kat Tanita’s fabulous example, and try pairing a gorgeous plunge neck dress with a leather jacket, heels and neutral accessories.
Jacket/Heels: Banana Republic, Dress: Aritzia, Bag: Celine.
Wearing a leather jacket with heels is a sure fire way to get yourself a sexy yet sophisticated look! Paola Alberdi is absolutely owning this outfit, consisting of denim jeans rolled at the ankle with nude heels, a white blouse and a classic biker jacket.
Jacket: All Saints, Jeans: Zappos.
This cropped pink jacket is a wonderful alternative to a classic black biker jacket. Camila Coelho is wearing this piece with a super cute gingham mini skirt, creating a playful summer style which we would love to copy!
Dress: Lovers and Friend, Jacket: Zara, Sandals: Aquazurra.
Pastel coloured leather is a must have this season! Worn with a pair of matching sky blue heels, this jacket looks fresh and funky, and adds a summery feel to this casual look. Via Marianela Hernández.
Jacket: Shein, Jeans/T-Shirt/Heels: Zara, Bag: Michael Kors.
Barbora Ondrackova is looking sleek and elegant in a primarily leather-based outfit consisting of leggings, a white tee, and a classic biker jacket with rose gold zip detailing. Wear this look with a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths to steal Barbora’s cute spring style!
Top: Zara, Leggings: Balenciaga, Jacket: Topshop, Sneakers: Adidas.
Alexandra Pereira is looking ultra badass in this all black leather outfit, consisting of a mesh top, black jeans, and a statement sequined bralette with chunky heels. In an edgy style like this, you’ll be sure to rock the night!
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A black leather jacket is the perfect way to spruce up a casual t-shirt and jeans look! By wearing a jacket like this over a baseball tee, Christine Andrew has captured an all-American style which is perfect for everyday wear.
Jacket: AllSaints, Tee: ILY Couture, Jeans: Nordstrom.
A leather jacket will always be a hit when worn over a turtleneck. Shalice Noel is wearing a gorgeous knitted dress with a jacket for a cute and fun seasonal style which you can copy!
Sweatshirt: Free People, Jacket: Oak LA, Sandals: Everlane.
Wendy Nguyen shows us the best way to wear a leather jacket in summer; with a pair of denim mini shorts! This ultra simple (but nonetheless stylish!) look consists of a plain white tee, shorts, and a pair of neutral coloured heels.
Jacket: BlankNYC, Tee: Madewell, Shorts: Levi’s, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Steve Madden.
Leather jackets will always work with an all black style. Larisa Costea wears this jacket over a dark grey turtleneck sweater and a pair of distressed black jeans. Nude heels are also a great way to keep the look simple while also adding a touch of femininity.
Turtleneck/Jacket: Zara, Jeans: Shein, Stilettos: Kurt Geiger.
Jill Lansky is wearing a gorgeous Aritzia leather jacket over a simple grey V neck tee and jeans for this cute spring look. Try to create a more retro style by throwing in a pair of classic shades and kitten heels!
Stella Wants To Die is looking suave in an all black outfit consisting of an oversized leather jacket, skinny jeans, and a pair of leather Chelsea boots. We love this biker chick style and recommend it for those days you’re feeling a little bit edgy!
Jacket: Zara, Jeans/Tee: Pull & Bear.
Statement shoes are the ultimate match to a leather jacket outfit! Dare to wear leopard print booties like Silvia Garcia in order to recreate this edgy and alternative spring style!
T-shirt: Vintage, Jacket: Schott, Jeans: Friday’s Project, Boots: Zara, Bag: Chloè.
Kayla Seah looks super glam in this authentic leather jacket and white jeans combination. The stark contrast between the white and leather evokes cool and edgy vibes, and by pairing this look with wedges Kayla has created a stylish overall look!
Jacket: All Saints, T-Shirt: Zara, Jeans: Levi’s, Wedges: Marc Fisher, Bag: Chloe.
A chocolate brown leather jacket will make an awesome alternative to a classic style! Lydia Lise Millen looks cute and funky in this brown jacket, worn over a simple graphic tee and with a gorgeous lace hemmed skirt.
Jacket: Laura Scott, Tee: Zadig & Volaire, Shorts: H&M, Boots: Chloe, Bag: Zadig & Voltaire.
Jacqueline Mikuta shows us how to wear the leather jacket trend, pairing this stylish number with an awesome starry print V neck dress and Chelsea boots. This jacket dresses up the look and makes it suitable for any occasion!
Dress: Lovers + Friends, Jacket: Edited the Label, Boots: Tony Bianco, Bag: Ganni.
Mary Seng punks up this cute summer outfit by throwing on a boyfriend fit leather jacket to match her edgy leather loafers. This gingham print two piece is cute and feminine, and provides a great contrast to this awesome leather jacket.
Top/Shorts: Ann Taylor, Jacket: AG.
Barbora Ondrackova has gone for a stylish leather jacket look consisting of a black turtle neck sweater, skinny denim jeans, and a pair of classic over the knee boots. This look is sophisticated yet casual, and is perfect for everyday wear.
Turtle Neck: Proenza Schouler, Jeans/Jacket: Topshop, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Saint Laurent, Sunglasses: Dior.
Rima Vaidila is rocking a classic edgy style here; head to toe leather! Pairing a leather jacket with leather leggings, Rima has created an all black style to die for! We recommend this look for those days where you feel a little bit punky.
Jacket: Kenneth Cole, Blazer: Theory, Shirt: Saint Laurent, Leggings: J Brand, Boots: Sol Sana.
A leather jacket is a must for a classic monochrome outfit like this one worn by Victoria Tornegren. This look is utterly compelling and we love how the contrast really catches your eye!
Shoes: Asos, Jeans: Monki, Jacket: Acne, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff.
Anine Bing has opted for a combination of bright denim jeans, a leather jacket, and a pair of statement leopard print pumps for her cute spring style. Leather adds a degree of edginess to the look, and these gorgeous pumps are just the perfect finish!
Outfit: Anine Bing.
Christine Andrew keeps it casual in this outfit consisting of a leather jacket, cropped leggings, and a pair of stylish white and blue sneakers. Leather jackets can add a degree of sophistication to even the most basic outfits!
Jacket: All Saints, Shoes: DSW.
A leather jacket is also the perfect choice to throw on over a spring style mini dress, like this green number worn by Caroline Berg Eriksen. Paired with ankle boots, a leather jacket will add a degree of edge to an otherwise typically ‘girly’ look!
Dress: Nelly, Leather Jacket: Bodaskins, Bag: Zara, Shoes: Bianco.
Jill Wallace is looking wonderfully sophisticated in these flared white trousers; the perfect match to a cropped leather jacket! Throw in a pair of shades and a leather mini bag to steal Jill’s style.
Trousers: Keepsake Belfast, Jacket: NYTT.
A leather jacket will always go a treat over a knitwear sweater. Lucy Williams looks classy and cool in this simple combination of a beige sweater, black trousers, and a pair of white sneakers.
Jumper/Jeans: AG, Belt: Frame, Trainers: Common Projects, Bag: Mansur Gavriel, Sunglasses: Celine.
Camille Callen wears the leather jacket trend with a pair of alternative style lace up jeans and a knit scarf here, creating a trendy and edgy monochrome look.
Top: Zara, Jacket: Princesse Tam Tam, Jeans: Mango.
A leather jacket is the perfect medium between formal and casual. Janni Deler wears this stylish piece over a gorgeous sheer lace dress, creating a sophisticated style which is not too smart for the streets!
Jacket: LXLS, Top: Gina Tricot, Skirt: Spain, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti.
Paola Alberdi looks totally summer-ready in this gorgeous blush pink leather jacket. Worn with distressed jeans and a wide brimmed hat, this style is easily achieved yet effortlessly stylish.
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Yet another piece to try is the beige leather jacket, which will go perfectly with black jeans to create a simple yet sophisticated spring look. Barbora Ondrackova wears the style with a fedora and matching beige Chelsea boots.
Jacket/Boots: Zara, Sweater: Proenza Schouler, Jeans: Topshop, Bag: Chloé.
Janni Deler is wearing a classic leather biker jacket here, bringing back a retro fifties style which is perfect for an edgy and alternative look! Ripped jeans are also an essential if you want to really nail this style.
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Pastel coloured leather jackets are in this season! Sara Escudero rocks the trend in this pale pink number, paired stylishly with cropped denim jeans and nude heeled sandals.
Jacket/Jersey/Shoes: Reiss, Jeans: Levi’s vintage, Bag: Chanel Vintage x Vestiaire Collective.
Coloured leather jackets are the way to go this spring! This nude jacket looks effortlessly glamorous worn with a pair of white jeans and strappy stilettos. Throw on a pair of shades for the perfect spring look! Via Rachel Parcell.
Jacket: Vince, Top: Nordstrom, Jeans: Joe’s, Heels: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Celine.
An all-leather outfit is a must-try if want to achieve an edgy new style! Pam Hetlinger looks lush in leather in a matching jacket and coat, accessorised with a chunky knit scarf.
Sweater: H&M, Jacket: Topshop.
A leather jacket will look ultra suave worn with classic knitwear and blue denim. Josefin Ekström is rocking a trendy but casual style here, jazzing up the look with a pair of badass lace up sandals!
Jacket: Zara, Knit: Gina Tricot, Jeans: Levis.