The Leather Jacket - A staple for any wardrobe!

I've been on the hunt for a black leather jacket recently. You know when you've already designed the ultimate jacket in your head, you've pictured yourself walking down the runway that is your bedroom and the next step is to actually find one that fits the spec? Well that's the stage I'm at now. I know what I want, but I just have to find it! Spring is fast approaching (depending on where you live) and it's a great relief to be able to put away that heavy winter coat. I think a leather jacket is an extremely versatile item which you could wear throughout the year (extra layers during winter and less in summer). Whether you've got a t-shirt and jeans on or even a simple maxi dress, the leather jacket can finish off the look. It is definitely worthy of a spot in your wardrobe.

There are of course faux leather jackets around which do look nice, but from my experience they do not last. If you do go all out and spend quite a bit on the jacket, just view the purchase as an investment. Real leather jackets are extremely long lasting.
I have picked out a style that has caught my eye and is currently available at different brands at a range of prices; the quilted leather biker jacket. 

The jacket in the picture below is by the brand Urban Code
Body: 100% Leather
Lining: 100% Cotton

RRP £220 - now £126 on www.asos.com


This style is everywhere at the moment. I like the quilted detailing on the shoulders and sleeves and how the jacket hangs when left open. Kirsten Stewart (pictured) and Irina Shayk were spotted wearing similar jackets recently although theirs were by Balenciaga.

So, are you a fan of the leather jacket? Do you agree that it should be a wardrobe staple?






8 comments:

  1. I totally agree - you get what you pay for! Faux anything from my experience, never lasts! The leather jacket is a must have for any season, can be teamed up with a cute little dress and boots in Spring, for that rock chick look, or with jeans and a jumper for when it's colder. I own two leather jackets, well, one's suede, but same thing! lol I like this quilted look, might have to add it to my ever growing jacket collection! ;)

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  2. l have two much loved MUUBAA and a Whistles jackets but l seem to be in need of a dif colour.
    very very handy.

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  3. @Linda - sounds lovely! Yes definitely explore with colours! Black for me is just the staple I can wear with so many other things :)

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  4. I am a huge biker leather jacket fan ! Definitely a must- have in any wardrobe, simply gorgous!

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