Style File: How to…Style a Leather Jacket

How to Style a Leather Jacket

The #1 Fall essential for this season is definitely a leather jacket, and I think that all of my fashionistas will agree to that. It is the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe right now, because it literally never goes out of style! A leather jacket is great for those chilly last nights of summer, and they’re guaranteed to keep you trendy and warm through the Fall as well. So, for those who may be new to rocking a leather jacket or have yet to add one to their collection, I have put together a few tips on how to choose one that’s best for you! I’m also sharing a few cool styling tips on what to wear before you step out in your new Fall essential. Check it out!

1. Keep It Simple!

Keep it simple when choosing what to wear with your leather jacket. The jacket itself is a statement piece, and you don’t want to drown it out with loud clothing. A nice t-shirt and jeans or an effortless dress will go well. When picking out accessories, be sure to keep your footwear and handbags as clean and simplistic as your outfit.

2. Black Out!

Wholesale Zanzea Rivet Zipper Black Leather Jacket

When purchasing your first leather jacket, a black one is the way to go. It’s practical, simple, and it’s the first baby-step towards trying different variations of leather jackets. Black leather jackets can go along way for different occasions too, as they are very easy to dress up or down. They give feminine looks an edge, and casual looks a little sass. When wearing it with a dress or skirt, be sure to find a clean and sleek fit jacket that allows your look to remain polished.

Mollie King's Mango Leather Jacket

Mollie King from The Saturdays, wears a black ‘Mango’ Leather Jacket. The feminine fit goes well with her flirty look, as she keeps it effortless with a white dress and red heel.

3. Try It to Buy It!

 Trying on Nicholas Leather Biker Jacket at the Times Square Blogger Event more up on the blog now

Before walking out of the store with your new statement piece, remember to always try it on! You want to be positive that the jacket is the perfect fit. It saves you a trip back to the store and the embarrassment of wearing a jacket that’s either too big or too small. If you enjoy a nice feminine silhouette, it’s best to go with a fitted Moto jacket.

Black Faux Leather Moto Jacket

The Moto jacket hugs your curves in all the right places, enhancing your girly meets edgy look.

If you’re into the sporty or tomboy look, don’t be afraid to try a structured biker jacket. You can even go bulky or oversized if that’s your thing. BUT, you must make sure that the jacket compliments your personal style. You definitely don’t want to look out of your element.

white turtleneck, black leather jacket, black pants

The model is wearing a structured biker jacket to compliment her tomboy vibe. Her laid-back style goes well with the masculine silhouette of the jacket. 

4. It’s All About Details, Details, Details!

Studded Biker Jacket With Xiangao Fur by Fausto Puglisi for Preorder on Moda Operandi

If you’re a veteran to leather jackets or more on the innovative and daring side, detailed leather jackets are right up your alley! There’s nothing like a nice leather jacket with rockstar studs or gold accented zippers. Eye-catching details define the personality of the jacket . If you’re into to vintage styles, you could try a leather jacket that has fringes, patches, or even a distressed look to it. Also, don’t be afraid to try different jacket colors. A few hot colors to try this fall are Mustard, Maroon, Plum and Olive.

Culprit Fringe Leather Jacket

This model rocks a leather jacket with fringes and studs, giving off an 80’s biker chick look.

Every sophisticated Nautie girl definitely needs a leather jacket in her closet, despite her age or style. It is the perfect throw-on before walking out the door for a night out on the town, and even for a funky day at the office.

Trying to start a ‘leather jacket collection’ of your own? Don’t be afraid to go for different silhouettes, colors, and styles. It’s all about having fun and finding the perfect look that works for you!

Ladies, if you’re already rocking some hot leather jacket looks this season, we would love to see them!

Please feel free to send us some pics at and we will feature your fab looks on the site for our NAUTIE REAL STYLE!  

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