Wardrobe Essential: Leather Jacket

Why you need it: A classic leather jacket can be worn with just about everything you own.

How to wear it: The right style of jacket can be worn so many different ways with almost everything in your wardrobe.

  • Dress it up for a night out with a trendy blouse, black dress pants, and strappy sandals
  • Go casual for a day at the mall by wearing it with jeans and a t-shirt
  • You can even wear it to work on those days when your winter coat is too warm

Shopping Tips: A classic leather jacket can make you look fabulous, provided you buy the right style and fit for your body shape. When shopping for a leather jacket, you will want to choose one with a classic look; stay with a neutral color and try to avoid bold buckles or rivets as they will only date your jacket and limit what you can wear with it. If you have a leather handbag that you carry, you may want to take it with you – you don’t want to get home only to find out that your jacket doesn’t look right with your handbag.

A jacket that is too short or too long can make you look sloppy and dated. If you want to accentuate your waist, buy a leather jacket that has a belt. The belt gives the illusion of an hour-glass figure. As always, it is best to try on a number of styles to find which one is best complements your body shape.

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