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Style edit: 40+ leather jackets for 2018

Warm, timeless and effortlessly-cool, leather jackets tick every box.

If there is one must-have item for autumn and winter, it's a leather jacket. A total investment piece, a good leather jacket can last you for a decade – no joke. Plus, you can wear them with almost everything.

Grunge up a floral dress with a biker-style leather jacket and ankle boots, add a waterfall jacket to a jeans and tee combo for a bit of polish or try a suede leather jacket for a boho vibe.

With the days becoming brisker, we've found the coolest leather jackets out on the market right now for your shopping pleasure. From genuine leather and designer pieces to under-$100 options, we've found leather jacket options to suit everyone. Plus, make sure you check out our eofy sales for the top discounts on now.


Under $100

For the budget-conscious girl, there are a few great quality options that won't break the bank. We've sourced some on-trend pieces that you can pick up for less than 100 bucks.


Real leather

Far less prone to wear and tear, buying real leather is the ultimate investment. It may cost more in the short term, but it will last much longer.


Leather look

For those who aren't interested in buying animal leather, there are some truly beautiful vegan leather options.

Rebel Girl Panelled PU Biker Jacket Black
Rebel Girl Panelled PU Biker Jacket Black

General Pants

Black Ultimate Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Black Ultimate Faux Leather Biker Jacket

Missguided

Miss Selfridge Leather Look Western Fringe Biker Jacket
Miss Selfridge Leather Look Western Fringe Biker Jacket

ASOS


Designer

For the luxe-obsessed lady, here are our top picks for branded leather jackets this season. We've got Tigerlily, West 14th and A Brand.


Break from black

Looking for a break from black? Here are the best of the best if you want a bit of colour in your wardrobe.


Tips for buying a leather jacket

Shape is everything

If you want a fitted style, make sure you are looking at leather jackets that taper in at the waist. If you buy a boxy style, it will have a relaxed, over-sized fit.

Most brands run small

Leather is an expensive fabric so many brands cut corners and make jackets slightly small to save on fabric. So, generally you will need to buy one size up. If you're a size 6, buy a size 8. If you're a size 8, buy a size 10 etc. If you have any questions about the sizing of specific brands, contact us through the comment box below.

Invest in something timeless

If you're going to drop big bucks on your leather jacket, you want it to last a few years. To avoid your investment piece looking out of date after one season, try choose a very simple and classic style. The plainer, the better. If you buy something with tassels, you could regret it next year.

Make it more expensive with less hardware

What gives away a cheap leather jacket? The metal hardware. While it's easy to make cheaper fabrics look more expensive than they are, a cheap zip will always look cheap, and they're more prone to rust and discolouration.

If you're not keen to spend a fortune on your jacket but you still want it to look expensive, look for a style with minimal zips and buttons.


Still too expensive? Here's your solution.

Do you really want a leather jacket but just cannot justify spending the money? Or perhaps you have expensive taste and you're looking for a better deal? Try looking for your jacket on eBay.

If you're okay with second-hand clothing then eBay is a fashion mecca! Here are a few great eBay finds that cut the price tag of a leather jacket in half.

Women's, Black, Biker, Motorcycle, Slimfit, Leather Jacket-BNWT
Women's, Black, Biker, Motorcycle, Slimfit, Leather Jacket-BNWT

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Atelier Australia Black Leather Motorcycle Moto Biker Jacket Size 8
Atelier Australia Black Leather Motorcycle Moto Biker Jacket Size 8

eBay

BNWT BLACK TARGET FAUX LEATHER BIKER JACKET SOFT EXCELLENT QUALITY size 10
BNWT BLACK TARGET FAUX LEATHER BIKER JACKET SOFT EXCELLENT QUALITY size 10

eBay


Style inspiration

When it comes to leather jackets, we're taking style cues from our favourite fashion bloggers. Here's some effortlessly-cool style inspiration courtesy of Shine By Three, We Wore What and Friend in Fashion.

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