Forever Timeless & Essential: The Leather Jacket

Anyone who knows me knows I love leather jackets! My red leather jacket is a staple in my wardrobe and one of the best pieces I have ever invested in. Leather jackets are a classic that can be styled for every occasion and worn during any season.  And better yet, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a jacket for there are many brands that produce high quality, long lasting pieces at an affordable price.

Here are some of my favorites:

If you’re looking for a classic, high-end black jacket:

I would point you to All Saints. The Balfern Leather Biker Jacket is the luxury brand’s best seller, and for good reason. The zipper detailing and belt makes it sophisticated yet edgy, and brings a bit of dimension to your body’s natural silhouette.  This is a piece you can wear forever as All Saints uses the highest quality leather of all time.

All Saints Balfren Leather Biker Jacket ($498)

If you’re looking for an affordable black jacket with zipper details:

If you don’t want to spend that much, I’d recommend this faux leather jacket from Zara. It gives off a similar look and will still enhance any outfit but at a fraction of the cost.

Zara Faux Leather Jacket ($69.90)

If you’re looking for a uniquely colored, stand-out jacket:

While black is chic and timeless there are so many other styles.  Don’t be afraid of color! I love this light blue jacket from IRO and red biker jacket from Mango!

Iro Ashville Zip-Front Moto Jacket ($1,200) and Mango Leather Biker Jacket ($199)

If you’re looking for a bold printed jacket:

Why not be bold and get a printed jacket? This star jacket from Blank NYC makes your typical outfit a true fashion statement. You can also get a dupe of this star jacket for just $44 from NastyGal! Also, leopard never goes out of style and is given a twist in the Lagence biker jacket below!

BlankNYC Leather Moto Jacket ($148)

L’Agence Leopard Print Leather Biker Jacket ($1,850)

If you’re looking for a luxury, cool girl alternative to your typical coat:

These classics from Acne Studio will keep you warm and stylish this winter season!

 Acne Studios Velocite Shearling Jacket ($2,700)

& here’s one that’s similar at a cheaper price!


 Blanc Noir Violetta Faux Fur Shearling Moto Jacket ($249)

Other Styles I love:

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NastyGal Faux Leather Letting Go Belted Jacket ($56)


Forever 21 Faux Patent Leather Jacket ($39.90)


Lioness Empire Buckle Coat ($84)

Bella Fiori X Princess Polly Hunter Pu Coat ($84)

There are so many other options, ranging from suede, oversize and mini jackets. These styles only scratch the surface. I believe everyone should have a leather jacket, and I hope this gave you some inspiration in finding the one that’s best for you.  Happy shopping!

By Sydney Harper, Lifestyle Editor, Class of 2022