Capsule Wardrobe Series :: The Leather Jacket

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Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

Happy Friday!

This week seemed never-ending, yet also seemed to fly by!  It also had the strangest weather fluctuations, as we had two days where it was about 70, but this morning it’s freezing and snowing.  It worked perfectly withmy posting schedule though, as I just so happened to have this post where I’m wearing the cutest pair of winter boots planned for today!

My boots are actually almost half-off right now, and are such a classic and versatile style that they’re a great buy to get you through the rest of this winter and the next few winters!  If you’re not familiar with Sorel, they’re a footwear brand that makes incredibly high quality and stylish shoes, from boots, to sneakers, to sandals.  Their speciality is boots though, and I love the wedge silhouette that many of their boots have.  They elongate your legs and add a few inches to your frame, while still being incredibly practical!  It was love at first sight when I saw these sleek taupe suede and black leather ones!  Their boots don’t go on sale too often, so late winter is definitely the time to snag a pair if you don’t want to pay full price!

But! This post is not actually about my boots!  It’s not even about my extremely cozy sweater which is on on sale for under $20 right now, and comes in 3 other lovely colors.  (Such a great deal, right?)  This post is actually about my jacket!

Leather jackets are one of my favorite pieces of outerwear, and are an essential in any wardrobe!  They’re perfect for literally every season of the year, save maybe the very middle of summer.  But even during summer, they’re great for throwing on in the mornings or evenings when the temps drop a bit and it gets a little breezy, and they’ll go perfectly with a pair of distressed jean shorts! In the fall, they’re good for throwing on when a winter coat is just too heavy.  In winter, they’re a great layer to wear under a big coat, and can be kept on in places like malls, where a coat is too much but a layer is still wanted.  And even in spring, they’re a just the layer for those days where winter is hanging on, and they’re also perfect for toning down some of the more feminine spring styles.  Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing feminine styles like ruffles, pearls, florals, and pink.  However, too much of those things can make you look like you shopped in the girls section at Target.  The older you get, the more that is something to consider when reaching for feminine styles.  Leather jackets are a bit more masculine and edgy, so they’re perfect for pairing with something like a pink ruffled dress, to keep you looking feminine, yet also classy, smart, and sophisticated.

Leather jackets worn over feminine pieces look amazing, but that is not the only way to style a leather jacket… In case you’re still on the fence about investing one, and aren’t sure if you’d get enough use out of it (or you need a little inspo on how to style one you’ve already got), I’ve rounded up my top 15 favorite ways to style a leather jacket:

1) Over a Feminine, Floral Dress (I know, we covered this, but I’m OCD so it needed to be on the list 😉 )

2) Over Jeans and a White Tee With any Footwear, Really

3) Over a LBD (Little Black Dress) with Strappy Heels

4) Over a  Hoodie with Distressed Skinny Jeans and Loafers

5) Over a Black Fitted Tee with Black/Grey Jeans and Black Boots

6) Over a Graphic Tee with Distressed Boyfriend Jeans and Sneaks

7) Over a Silk Lacy Cami tucked into Skinny Jeans with Pumps

8) Over a Thin, Loose Tee with Black Leather Leggings and Black Leather Boots

9) Over a Chunky Turtleneck or Mock Turtleneck Sweater with Jeans and Winter Boots

10) Over a Crewneck Sweater with Black Distressed Skinny Jeans

11) Over a Silky Slip Dress with OTK Boots

12) Over a Striped or Patterned Tee with a Statement Necklace

13) Over a Fitted Shirt Tucked into a Shorter Jean or Corduroy Skirt with Ankle Boots

14) Over a Ruffley Top with Black Denim and Black Pumps

15) Over a Black Body Suit Tucked into a Back Pencil Skirt with Black Pointed Ankle Boots

The options really are endless, and if you want even more ideas, or just want to see more visuals than just the photos of the outfit I’ve shared today, head to and follow me on on my Pinterest account!  I’ve pinned so many cute looks, including dozens of ones involving leather jackets!

I’ve also linked some great leather jackets for you right here if you’re now convinced you need one in your wardrobe, and if you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you can find all my outfit details.  I hope you guys have a great rest of your Friday, and as always, feel free to leave a comment below if you liked this post and want to see more like it!

Laurelle

Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

Capsule Wardrobe Series: The Leather Jacket | 15 Ways to Style a Leather Jacket and Why You Need One in Your Wardrobe!

 

 

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13 Comments
  • Amy
    March 10, 2017

    I have noticed some women are wearing the jacket with nothing underneath..Very sexy
    Loved your top 15 list!!

    • bellebylaurelle
      March 13, 2017

      Oh wow! I would definitely not be daring enough to try that, haha! So glad you liked the list though, and thanks so much for stopping by! <3
      -Laurelle

  • Rina
    March 10, 2017

    The leather jacket is a definite must-have for any wardrobe! You can style it endlessly and dress it up or down. I always feel fierce when I wear my leather jacket, especially a moto one!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • bellebylaurelle
      March 14, 2017

      It really is! And I feel the same, Rina, fierce and loving feeling fierce! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!
      -Laurelle

  • Настя
    March 11, 2017

    Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

    • bellebylaurelle
      March 14, 2017

      Thanks so much! I checked out your blog, and it is lovely. I don’t speak/understand the language it is in, though. Maybe offer an English translation so more can enjoy it? 🙂
      -Laurelle

  • Claudia Di Capua
    March 20, 2017

    Girl, I’m obsessed with this post. You have no idea how much I love a great leather jacket! You did this so well!

    ~Claudia Di Capua
    http://www.claudiadicapua.com

  • Iliana
    March 20, 2017

    I love the way you do monochromatic looks! That bag is my favorite 🙂

    Xx

  • Kristen
    March 21, 2017

    Loving your whole outfit. Agree a leather jacket is a staple you have to have! Thanks for sharing your favorite ways to wear a leather jacket!

  • Stephanie
    March 21, 2017

    First off: those boots truly are dynamite. Cutest winter boots ever! Secondly: I am 100% on board with this leather jacket thing. I’ve actually owned like five or six at a time before (at least three of them black) and they get constant wear! They’re about as classic as it gets! I love all the ways you’ve suggested to style them!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  • Bryanna
    March 22, 2017

    Yes! Everyone needs a leather jacket. No excuses! You are so right. They really do go with everything, plus they add such a cool vibe to your look. Takes it to the next level. I love how you styled it with those Sorel boots. They are beyond cute and they just got cuter by being on sale haha.

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  • Lauren
    March 23, 2017

    Leather jackets are one of my favorites to style! Hoping I can incorporate it into my spring wardrobe 🙂

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    March 23, 2017

    Couldn’t agree more. A leather jacket is a must have in any wardrobe really and I love the one you’re wearing. I think I have 8 leather jackets in different cuts and colors as they are so very versatile. And to soften it up I love to combine it with pink too 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com