Unleash your inner rock star with women's leather jackets
Is there any garment cooler than a classic leather jacket? These timeless pieces are one of the easiest ways to add an edge to your wardrobe. Well-made leather jackets will last for years, so look at them as an investment piece. You'll find that they change over time, softening up; a vintage leather jacket has a certain retro charm that you just won't find in a new piece. There are styles for every occasion. Long leather coats are good statement pieces, but not everyone can pull them off! A cropped bomber jacket or classic biker style is also a great choice – or, if you dare to be a bit punky, look for one decorated with studs or other metal details.
How to tone down a biker jacket for everyday style
Are you worried that a leather jacket will have you looking a bit too tough? Don't fret! As always, the key is in how you style it. A biker jacket with a pair of straight jeans can look scruffy. If you wear it with head-to-toe black, or wild details like leopard print, you'll definitely have a rock chick style. Want to avoid that? It's simple. Delicate, feminine tops worn under leather jackets are a great way of toning down the biker look. In particular, look for details like lace. Too much jewellery won't look good here, so keep it simple – maybe a delicate necklace, or a subtle pair of earrings. Finish the look with a pair of skinny jeans or a miniskirt, and leave the stilettos at home – chunky heels, platforms or even flats will work better with this style.
Choosing a leather jacket for a walk on the wild side
With so many women's leather jackets available, how can you choose one that's right for you? Black is, of course, the classic choice – but don't be afraid to try something different! Not everyone wants to embrace black leather. If you still want to keep it neutral, go to the other end of the spectrum. Tan, camel or beige all offer a softer take on leather that moves it far from its biker roots. You could also go wild with bright red or, if you're really daring, why not try scandalous hot pink? Remember, there are some great vegan alternatives to leather available now if you'd rather avoid animal products.