The Leather Jacket: A Closet Staple

When I think of cool girl style, my mind immediately goes to the leather jacket.  But what is it that makes this closet staple the quintessential cool piece?
 Let's start from the beginning . . . the leather jacket was created for WWI fighter pilots. I mean, that's a pretty freaking cool start!  From there, Irving Schott re-imagined the bomber, into the moto jacket for Harley Davidson and sold it for $5.50 (can I get a Balenciaga for the same price plz!)  back in 1928.  Learn something new every damn day, am I right?! 
After starting out as a practical piece, we saw this topper move through high fashion and onto the shoulders of models and celebrities alike.  Through the 2000s we saw everyone from Kate Moss to Nicole Richie sporting the closet staple in every which way.  Today, we're into the colorful, oversized and quirky spins that each designer is coming out with to make the leather jacket their own.
Check out how this closet staple has been revitalized with fun accents for Spring, below.

1. Embellished

 Whether it be intricate embroidery or pins & things, added flare to the leather jacket is a huge trend for Spring.  Pair with a neutral outfit to let the detailing speak for itself!
Free People Embroidered Vegan Bomber - $138

2. Studded

Add a downtown vibe to your look with studded detailing.  Throw this edgy moto over a feminine dress to up the cool factor.
Free People Studded Vegan Leather Moto Jacket - $98

3. Colored

Add a punch of color to your outfit with a colored leather - bonus if you score one in a pastel..they're all the rage this Spring!
BB Dakota Amelie Moto Jacket - $105

4. Reversible

You can seriously always get me to buy a 2-in-1, especially if it is a leather and suede combo.  A reversible jacket can be worn in a myriad of ways and in THIS COLOR?  You can do no wrong!
BB Dakota Teagan Drape Jacket - $95


The leather jacket has come a long way since it was introduced to the masses and the style will continue to evolve year after year.  While they may be pricey, the leather jacket is an investment piece you will be reaching for time and again.  Trust me, once you invest in one, your wardrobe will be impacted for the better!



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