Let’s talk about leather jackets, shall we? If you guys saw my closet, you’d probably think I’m nuts because I have like 8 different leather jackets. My style is always evolving but the one piece of clothing that I continue to wear over and over again is a good leather jacket. There is a reason why leather jackets have been around forever and continue to be a staple fashion piece— they are super cool! Leather jackets are totally edgy and give off that biker girl vibe, even if you aren’t! I also love the fact that they are so easy to style. There seriously is no limit to what you could wear with them—think skirts, dresses, jeans, shorts, jumpsuits, etc. These jackets take the cake when it comes to versatility and edginess.
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The one thing that I recommend when buying a leather jacket is to be picky, there are plenty of jackets out there so make sure you get the one that fits you well. My biggest pet peeves with leather jackets are the ones with super baggy sleeves. They just kill the whole “cool” vibe and somehow look so frumpy— it’s just not a good look.
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Also, if your budget allows, invest in genuine leather instead of the faux leather kind. I used to buy a bunch of those cheap “leatherette” ones and they ended up being a total waste of money as they don’t last. Genuine leather is the way to go if you are serious about investing in a quality jacket. Not to mention, genuine leather feels super nice— the soft and buttery leather is just divine! In addition, you never have to worry about the jacket getting old or going out of style because unlike other clothes, real leather gets better with age. The older the jacket gets, the nicer they become— aka vintage leather!
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Leather jackets are fashion staples that could withstand the test of time. Trends come and go but a classic leather jacket will remain a classic. So, what do you guys think of leather jackets? Share your comments below!