17 Reasons to Finally Invest in a Leather Jacket This Fall

Every season, you try on a beautiful leather jacket, look at the price tag, and decide you’ll wait to buy it next year. Then five years pass, and you’re still putting off the purchase. We get it: A truly great leather jacket can make a serious dent in your bank account, but it can also make a serious impact on your wardrobe. Leather jackets can be worn at all times of the day and for any occasion. On top of that, they can be worn in nearly every season. 

Although they're pricey, their versatility is guaranteed to pay off. If you’re willing and able to invest in one, you won’t regret it, which is why we’ve rounded up 17 reasons to justify the idea of spending so much on a single item. With that said, this is the year to finally purchase the piece you can't stop thinking about. Keep reading to see why this splurge-worthy piece is worth every penny.

Reason #1: You'll wear it with layering pieces.

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Athens Street Style

A leather jacket is a great piece for transitional dressing. When you layer blouses or sweaters in the fall, a leather jacket is the perfect way to tie the outfit together. 

Reason #2: You'll wear it with pretty silks.

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Le-21eme

Whether you're going on a dinner date or to an event, a leather jacket is the perfect go-to piece of outerwear.

Reason #3: You'll wear it with stripes.

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Her Imajination

If you're running late and don't know what to wear, throw on a striped shirt and leather jacket. You're guaranteed to look chic and polished. 

Reason #4: You'll wear it with black skinny jeans.

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Stockholm Street Style

There are always days we know we won't make it home after work. In this case, investing in a leather jacket is perfect for transitioning your daytime outfit to nighttime, especially when worn with black skinny jeans. 

Reason #5: You'll wear it with chambray tops.

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Adenorah

When dressing for comfort, layer a chambray top under your leather jacket. This is the perfect way to feel comfortable and look put together.

Reason #6: You'll wear it with casual T-shirts.

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Style Du Monde

Don't want to spend too much time picking out an outfit? Style a leather jacket with your favorite T-shirt, and call it a day.

Reason #7: You'll wear it with leather boots.

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Look De Pernille

A leather jacket paired with leather boots will never go out of style. Try this outfit idea on your next day off.

Reason #8: You'll wear it with sneakers.

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Fashion Me Now

Make the most out of your investment piece, and wear it year-round. Style your jacket with a miniskirt and sneakers during the warmer months.

Reason #9: You'll wear it with any LBD.

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Stockholm Street Style

We all have a little black dress we wear religiously. So if you're looking to freshen up the look, pair your dress with a leather jacket.

Reason #10: You'll wear it with plaid.

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Stockholm Street Style

Have a plaid shirt and don't know what to style it with? The answer is here: a black leather jacket and your favorite jeans.

Reason #11: You'll wear it with printed skirts.

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Stockholm Street Style

A cropped leather jacket is perfect with any high-waisted bottoms. Whether you're going shopping or to lunch with friends, you can never go wrong with this staple outfit pairing. 

Reason #12: You'll wear it with all your denim.

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Stockholm Street Style

Style your leather jacket with denim jeans and a plain shirt, and voilà—you have your next go-to outfit.

Reason #13: You'll wear it with pencil skirts.

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The Fashion Eaters

Tuck your shirt into a pencil skirt or trousers, and throw on a leather jacket for your next chic office look.

Reason #14: You'll wear it with statement accessories.

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Athens Street Style

If you want to make your favorite accessories feel fresh, try pairing them with a leather jacket—it's simple and won't take away from the pieces themselves.

Reason #15: You'll wear it with lace.

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Style Du Monde

Whether you're wearing lace or a pop of red, leather jackets go well with any and all fabrics.

Reason #16: You'll wear it with distressed denim.

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Vanessa Jackman

If you're like us, you probably find yourself wearing head-to-toe denim quite a bit. To freshen up the look, style your next denim outfit with a touch of leather. 

Reason #17: You'll wear it with knit sweaters.

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The Styleograph

Want to wear your favorite sweater over and over again without anyone noticing? Style it with a leather jacket to change up the look.

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