20 Style Tips On How To Wear A Leather Jacket

As corny as this sounds, I still remember when I got my first leather jacket. I had wanted one for years, but I was never sure that I could really pull it off. When I thought of leather jackets, I thought of tough chicks who could look good in anything they wore. I’m a short blonde girl with a baby face – I definitely didn’t think I could wear one without looking ridiculous.

But then I found a cheap cropped black “leather” jacket from Forever 21 that I liked. I figured that I might as well try it out since it was so inexpensive – and then I loved it so much that I wore a hole in the sleeve (note: this will not happen with real leather). I upgraded to a real one, and this year I have been rocking two vegan leather jackets, one from Volcom and one from American Eagle. I no longer feel out of place in my leather jacket – I just love it.

The point is, anyone can get away with wearing a leather jacket! You don’t have to ride a motorcycle, or have a certain type of attitude, or dress a certain type of way. Leather jackets look good with anything and everything, whether you’re toughening up a floral dress or going for a chic, all-black ensemble. Want different ideas on how to yours this fall? Here are 20 style tips on how to wear leather jackets: 

 

1. Layer it over a plaid shirt and add ankle boots for a serious fall vibe. 

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2. Make a light-colored midi skirt work for fall by adding a leather jacket and ankle boots. 

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3. Pair your leather jacket with cameo pants to look extra tough – I also love that she’s wearing a beanie AND heels. 

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4. Dress up your boyfriend jeans with a statement necklace, leather jacket, and pretty heels. 

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5. You can make your summery maxi dress work for cooler weather by wearing it under a leather jacket. 

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6. A leather jacket makes a super casual outfit of leggings, knee-high boots and an infinity scarf instantly cuter. 

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7. Wear a white dress with a leather jacket, black tights, and combat boots to toughen it up and make it work for fall. 

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8. A leather jacket makes even a professional-looking skirt and sweater more cool. 

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9. You can make a go-to summer outfit of a skirt and tank top work for fall by adding tights and a leather jacket. 

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10. One of the easiest outfits for fall? A dark colored dress, tights, a leather jacket, and a cute scarf. 

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11. You can skip the tights with a dress if you add boots, a leather jacket and a scarf. Totally weather appropriate! 

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12. Wear your leather jacket over a feminine printed tank top and jeans for a simple and casual look. 

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13. A brown leather jacket over a striped shirt is a classic look you can’t go wrong with. 

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14. Wear your leather jacket with colored jeans to make things more fun and bright. 

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15. Make your going out, date night look more cozy by adding a leather jacket. 

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16. Spice up an oversized sweater and boots by simply adding a leather jacket. 

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17. How amazing does this jacket look over a pleated maxi skirt? 

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18. Layer your leather jacket over a sweatshirt to stay extra warm. 

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19. Make your summer jumpsuit work for fall by pairing it with a leather jacket. 

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20. Go for an all-black ensemble for a seriously glam outfit. 

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Which of these outfits is your favorite? How do you wear your leather jacket? What kind of style tips do you want to see next? Tell me in the comments.

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  • Allison

    These are some neat ideas. Plus, I love that you included pictures of full-figured women in this article. Props. :)