The Timeless Jacket Trend You'll Get Compliments on for Years to Come


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There's been one jacket making the rounds on A-listers and street-style stars lately, and that would be Khaite's shearling and leather aviator jacket. (Celebrities like Alexa Chung and Laura Harrier were recently spotted wearing it, just so you know.) But it's not just Khaite that has leaned into the pilot-inspired outerwear trend. There are so many other labels out there interpreting the leather aviator jacket, which often features a shearling collar, a zipper up the middle, and knit cuffs. Other features can include buckles at the neck for an extra snug fit and shearling trim along the hem, cuffs, and even the pockets. 

Original flight jackets were made with shearling and sheepskin lining because the planes had no insulation, but it's for this reason that they're a great option for freezing cold winter days. Buy yours oversize to layer chunky sweaters underneath or get one that's fitted and cropped for more of a fashion (rather than functional) statement.

Below, I've rounded up 30 of the best leather aviator jackets in all different colors, each with their own unique details. Did I mention they're selling extremely fast? Better start scrolling. 

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Lauren Adhav
Freelance Fashion Editor

Lauren Adhav is a freelance fashion editor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she always wanted to work at a fashion magazine. After finally getting an internship at Town & Country in 2015, she moved to New York City and continued to get her footing in the industry with stints at Cosmopolitan, W magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Moda Operandi. In 2017, she returned to Cosmo full time, starting off as the beauty and fashion editorial assistant and working her way to fashion editor. She contributed to both the website and print issues, pitching new ideas, forecasting trends, covering red carpet events, and informing the overall coverage and brand voice.

After five years in NYC, she moved to the West Coast for the sunshine and the change of pace. As a freelance fashion editor, she still contributes to Cosmo and now Who What Wear. She's always trying to get ahead of the next big trend before it goes mainstream and loves discovering fashion brands with a unique point of view (Chopova Lowena, Sandy Liang, and Bode being some of her current favorites). She also spends an unhealthy amount of time online shopping for the perfect piece, and now that she's in L.A., she's rediscovering her soft spot for malls. On the weekends, you can find her walking around the Silver Lake Reservoir, trying to catch up on her tan at Venice Beach, and probably ordering a Chinese chicken salad at Joan's on Third.