Three's a trend, as the saying goes, and in the past few weeks we've spotted three arbiters of cool wearing Mango leather jackets when they could, in all reality, easily purchase an equivalent designer style. First came Gigi Hadid in an oversized brown, distressed leather moto style—she wore hers with a crop top, sweeping maxi skirt and ballet pumps for a combination that practically mapped out all of 2024's strongest revival trends.
Then last week Emily Ratajkowski followed suit in a similarly-toned cropped leather jacket style that featured a more mod-like, A-line fit and a pointy collar. It too was rendered in that worn-in, "tumbled" leather effect that has come to the fore since Miu Miu introduced the idea earlier in the year. EmRata's was used as a throw-on layer over a chunky knit, worn with black, boot-cut trousers (yes, those are back too), sneakers and a furry hat.
And then, just this weekend, we spied the very same jacket on Alexa Chung's Instagram Stories, combined with a simple black knit and jeans for a sightseeing ensemble in Venice. This isn't the first time we've witnessed a power group of A-listers decree that a piece of outerwear from Mango deserves It status. Last winter, a simple, elevated wool coat was the chosen item, with Sienna Miller, Katie Holmes, Gigi Hadid and Alexa Chung (see a pattern emerging here?) all wearing it out and about on the coldest of days.
Mango's range of leather jackets is something that influencers and editors have stood by during the past few autumn/winter seasons, and although some iterations are more expensive than those of the brand's high-street competitors, it is incredibly hard to come by genuinely good quality leather at a cheaper price point. What's fantastic right now though, is that with the Black Friday deals that are on, Chung and Ratajowski's £300 style is reduced to £260, whilst Hadid's is marked down from £350 to £300. Sale season is always a solid time to buy classic outerwear at a discounted price, and a simple and versatile leather jacket will always be a good-value purchase.
Keep scrolling to see the celebrities who are favouring Mango's leather jackets and shop the investment styles for yourself.
CELEBRITIES IN MANGO LEATHER JACKETS
On Alexa Chung: Mango Leather Jacket with Worn Effect (£260)
Chung wore her simple Mango leather jacket with an equally minimalistic jeans and jumper combo.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Mango Leather Jacket with Worn Effect (£260)
Combining her cropped jacket with puddle pants, trainers and a statement furry hat, Ratajkowski created a great look for a chilly New York walk.
On Gigi Hadid: Oversized Worn-Effect Leather Jacket (£300)
Hadid balanced out her crop top with a slightly different oversized leather jacket style from Mango.
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Hannah Almassi is the editor in chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was hired to launch a UK sister site and social channels, localise content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 15 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times and MatchesFashion.com, among many others.
Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy toddler and highly Instagrammable cat.
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