Monday, November 11, 2013

Loving Leather

The perfect leather jacket can be hard to find. You need to find one that isn't too decked out, has a good fit, has pockets and a zipper, and is warm. Depending on the jacket, leather can be worn year round, although I typically tend to wear them more in the fall and winter than spring and summer.

I have two leather jackets - one nice one and one that's relatively cheap. I wear the cheap one out with friends and during the day. The nice one I wear, but I tend to wear it on nights I know it won't get ruined. Leather jackets can be pretty pricey, but if you search, you can find some that aren't too bad. I've come up with some jackets I like at all different price ranges. Just click the link below the image to see the price and where it comes from. Enjoy!

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I have a similar jacket to this one that I picked up from Marshalls for $50. It zips down the middle and has two pockets, but it doesn't have the buckles on the sides. I like the plain look of this jacket. I wear mine with jeans and boots and a scarf. It's fun to play up the jacket with scarves or jewelry. I tend to like plain leather jackets over fancy ones because I like the versatility from day to night. This jacket would be easy to wear during the day, or at night getting dinner and drinks with friends. 


Collection B Faux Leather Moto Jacket (Juniors)
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I love, love, love this jacket. It's not real leather, but that makes it perfect for going out! You don't have to worry about ruining the leather and for $64 it's a steal. I personally love the buttons that roll up the sleeves. Sometimes leather can be tough and stay in one spot, but with this jacket you can roll up the sleeves and button them back! This jacket is perfect for adding a little bit of edge to a fall wardrobe. 


Collection B Hooded Faux Leather Moto Jacket (Juniors)
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This jacket is also $64 and even has a hood! I mean come on, a leather jacket with a hood? You can't beat it. This one also is not real, but it's from Nordstroms so you know it's good quality. I love how the stylist paired the leather jacket with the dress underneath. It makes it casual, but dressy at the same time. 


Mural Quilted Shoulder Faux Leather Moto Jacket
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This jacket has the quilted look that I love. It's faux leather, but the material softer so you can roll up the sleeves. I like the opening of this jacket, too. Plus, how awesome is that hunter green color?? This jacket comes in pink, black, green, and gray. It's $78, but I think I would get a lot of use out of it. The color makes it stand out and so often you see jackets in black and tan that colored leather is just so fun! 



MICHAEL Michael Kors Two Tone Washed Leather Jacket (Online Only)
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I'm normally not a fan of purple. I actually don't think I own anything purple in my closet. It's not that I don't like the color, I just don't wear it (but don't worry, my roommate Katie has enough purple for the both of us to wear!) I think this jacket works because the purple is a deeper hue. It goes well with the black since it's a similar shade. It gives the look an edgier feel, don't you think?


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I like the two toned leather on this jacket...it's a nice combination. I am not a fan of two toned jackets that are black and brown, but for some reason I think the white and the black pair really well together. This would be great over black jeans and black booties!


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This jacket has an overall different look because there is a different element - the side zipper. The side zipper adds a different dimension to the jacket and makes it unique. I also like the dramatic opening at the top. This jacket seems to be a little more decked out than the others, but I like it. I'm also loving the little ruffle at the bottom. How awesome is that? Since this jacket is cropped, I would wear it over a dress with tights in the fall or winter. 


Which leather jacket is your favorite? Feel free to leave a comment below :)

-Katie

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