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Style edit: Leather jackets

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, 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. Genuine leather, under $100 and designer pieces, we've found leather jacket options to suit everyone.


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.

Lovely Laguna Leather Jkt
Portmans
Boxy Leather Biker Jacket
Topshop
Lana Drape Leather Jacket
Just Jeans
Melrose Leather Biker Jacket
Portmans
Washed Leather Biker
Topshop
Leather Biker Jacket in Black
Glue Store
Leather Biker Jacket
Topshop
Decjuba Jade Belted Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Ultimate Biker Jacket by Boutique
Topshop

Leather look

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

Biker Rose Jacket
THE ICONIC
Fall Feelings Suede Jacket
THE ICONIC
Stella Leather Look Biker Jacket
General Pants
Members Only Pebbled Vegan Leather Jacket
Urban Outfitters
Textured Biker Jacket
ASOS
Ultimate Biker Jacket with Piped Detail
ASOS
Ultimate Biker Jacket With Stitch Detail
ASOS
Honey & Beau Metro PU Jacket
THE ICONIC
Black Leather-Look Double Zip Pocket Jacket
New Look

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.

Rocker Girl Biker Jacket
Dotti
Clover PU Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Leather Look Biker Jacket
Glassons
Jaslene Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Boohoo
Black Leather-Look Belted Biker Jacket
New Look
Pimkie Biker Jacket
ASOS
Turn Out Leatherette Jacket
Dissh
Leighton biker jacket
Cotton On
Used Alyssa Jacket
City Beach

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.

Neuw Berlin Leather Jacket
General Pants
A Brand Leather A Biker Jacket in Black
Glue Store
TIGERLILY NIKODIM WOMENS JACKET - DEEP CRUISE
Surfstitch
Quilted Shoulder Leather Jacket
Marcs
West 14th Greenwich Street Motor Jacket
THE ICONIC
BLK DNM Leather Jacket 1
ShopBop.com

Break from black

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

Venice Crop Jacket
Portmans
BB Dakota Arianna Vegan Leather Drape Jacket
Urban Outfitters
Ellen Suede Jacket
THE ICONIC
Silence + Noise Vegan Scuba Moto Jacket
Urban Outfitters
Faux Suede Long Sleeve Biker Jacket Khaki
Missguided
Sara suedette biker jacket
Cotton On

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're going to 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, Leath...
eBay
Atelier Australia Black Leather Motorcycle Moto B...
eBay
BNWT BLACK TARGET FAUX LEATHER BIKER JACKET SOFT ...
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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we wore what leather jacket

shine by three leather jacket


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Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is a journalist at finder.com.au with a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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