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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.

The Buckle Up Biker Jacket
Portmans
Eternally Yours Leather Jacket
Portmans
Leather Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Fantasy Jacket
THE ICONIC
ASOS Ultimate Leather Jacket
ASOS
Blind Trust 1 Jacket
THE ICONIC
Ultimate Leather Biker Jacket with Quilt Hem Detail
ASOS
YAS Sophie Soft Leather Biker Jacket
ASOS

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
Faux Leather Biker Jacket Black
Missguided
Punch Biker Jacket in Black Faux Leather
Glue Store
Embroidered Biker Jacket in Black with Florals
Glue Store
Frankie PU Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Battle Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Olivia Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Black Star Embroidered Biker Jacket
Missguided

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.

Pimkie Leather Look Biker Jacket
ASOS
Ribbed Hem Biker
THE ICONIC
New Look Petite Leather Look Biker Jacket
ASOS
Debbie PU Jacket
THE ICONIC
POLIE BLACK PU BIKER JACKET
PrettyLittleThing
Ultimate Leather Look Biker Jacket
ASOS
Noisy May Leather Look Biker Jacket
ASOS
Black Faux Leather Belted Biker Jacket
Missguided
Black Waterfall Biker Jacket
Missguided

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
West 14th Greenwich Street Motor Jacket
THE ICONIC
Caden Leather Biker Jacket
David Jones
Classic Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
Roadside Leather Jacket
THE ICONIC
Erichsen Jacket
David Jones

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.

Faux Suede Long Sleeve Biker Jacket Khaki
Missguided
Berlin Jacket Oyster
General Pants
The Buckle Up Biker Jacket
Portmans
Eternally Yours Leather Jacket
Portmans
The Buckle Up Biker Jacket
Portmans
Cassandra Vegan Leather Womens Biker Jacket
THE ICONIC
River Island Brando Suedette Biker Jacket
ASOS
Bershka Leather Look Biker Jacket
ASOS
Blue Faux Leather Jacket
Missguided

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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