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Leather Jackets: 5 Ways to Rock the Classic Trend

There is almost nothing sexier than a guy in a leather jacket. We’re talking Brad Pitt in Fight Club, Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and, our personal favourite, Dean (Jenson Ackles) from Supernatural. But boys aren’t the only ones who can pull off this timeless look. Leather jackets have fast become a staple for every girl’s winter closet, because they are classic, versatile and sexy as hell. Oh, the fact that they are super warm helps too.

A good leather jacket can be worn on nearly every occasion, day or night. You can throw it on with a T-shirt, boyfriend jeans and oversized sunnies to grab a quick coffee down the road, or wear it over a little black dress to complete a smokin’ look for a night out. Check out our five favourite ways to rock this trend for winter below.

The miniskirt

Team your leather jacket with a leather miniskirt for a grungy yet sophisticated look. Dress it up with heels for a night out, or a pair of black boots for a chic daytime look. 

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The day dress

Another great way to wear the leather jacket is to chuck it on over a feminine day dress. The contrast of colour and material works beautifully, and it is the perfect way to give that girly frock a bit of edge.

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 The little black dress

A leather jacket draped over your shoulders will perfectly complement a LBD. A fitted leather jacket will be extra flattering over dresses with a looser cut, or you can go a bit more oversized if you’re wearing a tight-fitting number. 

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 The boyfriend jeans

Channel your inner andro-chic by teaming your boyfriend jeans with a leather jacket. A sleek, streamlined jacket will give some structure to an otherwise baggy look.

 The office look

Swap your black blazer for a black leather jacket to make your outfit work-appropriate but also fashion forward. Leather jackets look amazing with a fitted white button-down shirt and a sleek black skirt or pants.