Forget a fitted suit, forget a pair of oxfords and even forget a white tee all I need is my leather jacket. Okay, okay maybe I need a few other things but if I had to pick one thing in my closet to take with me to fashion blogger hell I’d definitely take my leather jackets and yeah maybe my yellow sterling sweater but thats just me being unpractical me. But there are SO many reasons we all need a leather jacket in our closet.
That Extra Touch
Often times I put on my clothes and I think to myself this outfit is alright, I dig it, I do. All it needs is something! And more often times than not is a leather jacket. I just don’t say that about black pants or blazers as much as they do add to your look leather gives that extra edge we seek in a look, its that instant I’m pretty cool after all factor that we like to feel.
I’m all about an item that is practical and I feel like with leather jackets you can wear them anywhere at anytime (In high school I did wear a leather jacket to prom after all.) They aren’t strictly a seasonal piece either, yeah I wouldn’t wear one on a Palm Springs afternoon in mid summer but at night I just might. They aren’t super warm to wear unless you decide to layer and yet they aren’t useless in winter either.
It fits everyone
There is a leather jacket for everyone. I know someone is looking at me like “I can’t pull off that edgy moto jacket” and you probably can’t (I’m kidding, you TOTALLY can.) but a moto jacket may not be your style but there are different cuts to leather jackets and I’m confident enough to say that there is a leather jacket for you, you and even you.
They Last Forever
I mean forever, forever. I mean your Grandpa probably has his leather jacket from when he took the girl before your grandma to the drive-in theater to watch a movie in black and white. I know my first big investment in my closet was my first leather jacket and to this day its still a regular addition to most of my looks which makes for a great investment.
Photos by Mire Yang