It's True: Whistles' Insta-Famous Leather Jacket Is Back In a New Colourway


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Every so often, a piece of clothing comes along that gets hearts racing across the entire fashion industry. Sometimes, it's a runway look that goes viral, meaning it's probably out of reach for most of us, and sometimes, it's a more accessible high-street buy that proceeds to pop up in the wardrobes of all the most stylish people. Whistles' Bonded Leather Jacket is one of these pieces. Of course, it's real leather, so it's still an investment piece at £449. Its clean, cool, structural lines; buttery-soft, luxurious texture, and classic-wardrobe-staple qualities (it doesn't get more timeless than a black leather jacket, does it?) make it a very wise investment indeed. So much so that the style sold out pretty instantaneously when it first launched in black last year, and those lucky enough to have snagged it the first time around have been flaunting theirs on social media ever since. This week, however, we can finally reveal that this it's back in another timeless shade: khaki.


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I can personally vouch for the jacket, as I borrowed it from the brand to wear during the last London Fashion Week. I proceeded to fall head over heels for it when I tried it on with so many of my go-to outfits, and it made every single one feel more elevated and cool. Honestly, it's a minimalist's dream, and influencers have been styling theirs with everything from blue jeans and loafers for spring to relaxed tailoring and knitwear layers during winter. Tanice Elizabeth has even shown us how good it looks thrown over little black dresses.

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Florrie wears the seriously chic new khaki colourway.

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For 2024, Whistles has introduced a petite version alongside the classic style, that currently comes in the black colourway. Whilst retaining the oversized appeal of the original, the petite style is cropped in the arm and body length to fit just right on shorter frames.

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Florrie is 5'2" and wears a size Small

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Keep scrolling to shop Whistles' sought-after leather jacket. You'll get outfit inspiration from some of our favourite influencers below too.

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See How Influencers and Editors Are Styling Their Whistles Leather Jackets


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The oversized fit means you can layer up your colourful knits underneath.


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Kim's mini skirt ensemble proves this jacket truly goes with everything.


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Proof the jacket works seamlessly with basics and statement items alike.


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A refined finishing touch for any look.


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Brittany proves a leather jacket and white denim are a match made in outfit heaven.


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I love how Marisa wears hers with relaxed tailored trousers.


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A perfect example of how this chic jacket can elevate a simple jeans-and-T-shirt outfit.


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It works with dresses as well.


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Lindsey pairs hers with cropped trousers and loafers—perfect for winter.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.