When it comes to wardrobe staples it doesn't get much cooler than a leather jacket. Shop the best new season buys, here...
A classic piece of clothing that just never goes out of style, we are well and truly smitten with these life-long wardrobe heroes.
As seen on the catwalks in clean and cropped styles, as well as stand-out embellished versions, it seems that there are plenty of ways to wear this iconic style this season.
Whether it’s a biker, bomber or oversized in shape, a leather jacket is always on trend. Admittedly, this will probably mean spending a little bit more if you want to wear real leather, but for the quality and longevity, it can be totally worth it.
Double up and wear head-to-toe leather with a pencil skirt or cropped leather trousers for a fashion-forward look. Or, leather and denim is always a winning combo.
This season, there’s a huge selection of bold red and earthy tones out there, meaning that you can wear your leather jacket well into the summer too. Look to Mango and Mira Mikati for a colourful take on classic leather jackets. Not just for the weekend, this versatile wardrobe staple is also a great addition to your workwear wardrobe, too.
As always, Topshop offers a reliable favourite for all of your cool cover-up needs, while longline versions from French Connection and Alexander McQueen are an edgier alternative to the classic perfecto. Look to Monki if you want to make a bold statement in on-trend patent leather, and AllSaints for a cool classic that will last for a lifetime.
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This fringed jacket from AllSaints is very modern cowboy – plus it’s oversized and super comfy. Now to find a compadre to ride off into the sunset with…
This raw leather jacket puts a feminine spin on a tough biker staple, reinvigorating it with a splash of powder pink. With an asymmetrical zip, silver details and a belt to bring to tie it all together, you’ll be the chicest Hell’s Angel around.
Be the bad ass you always wanted to be in this sleek, no-nonsense leather jacket. Tailored to fit your body like a glove, this piece is a fiercely modern adaptation of the staple.
The silver stars on this leather jacket add a dash of unexpected Americana. The real treat is the broken heart applique on the back that reads SOUL – if you’re keen on starting your own biker gang, there’s also a matching SISTERS jacket that completes it for your ride or die.
This cropped leather jacket is a twist on the biker staple, with minimal details for a more streamlined chic look.
We can almost guarantee that you’ve never seen a leather jacket like this before. Taking inspiration from 90s windbreakers, this piece is a hybrid of the two with sunny yellow leather, herringbone straps and cool contrast buttons.
Call the T-Birds, they want their jackets back. This effortlessly cool jacket by & other stories is a no-fuss piece made from ultra-soft leather.
Night Toscana Shearling Leather Jacket, £950, French Connection
If you’re not so hot on real leather, this structured piece from Warehouse will see you through. Made from faux leather and a body flattering off-centre zip, it looks great zipped up or left open with a soft tee.
This jacket is a treasure trove of details, with silver zips and a gorgeous embroidered whipstitch along the seams for a dash of old-school Americana. This figure-flattering jacket would look fantastic thrown over a delicate dress for a bit of edge.
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Make your mark in this cobalt blue leather jacket, which we’re madly in love with. Tailored to fit your body and with a couple of zip pockets to stick your hands in when it gets chilly, the shock of colour breathes life into a tried and tested staple.
If the cobbled leather texture on this jacket doesn’t catch your attention, the white skull built of text detailed on the back definitely will. Paying homage to the likes of Elvis and celebrating rebellious creativity, you’ll be all set for your bad ass photoshoot of the day in no time.
Made from a soft, forgiving black leather, this cropped black jacket is sure to be a staple in your closet. Leave it open or closed, it’ll transform the simplest outfit into a chic look – plus it comes in a gorgeous grey as well.
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For something affordable yet super chic, this faux leather jacket by Monki is 150% your port of call. It’s slightly oversized and comes in either black or crimson if you want to switch your wardrobe up.
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Anine Bing aren’t playing around. The play of gold detailing and quality black leather really bring out the vintage feel of this jacket, while the foldover collar keeps it rooted firmly in the present.
If you’re not one for dark colours, this tan jacket from Set brings a lighter touch to the leather staple. It’s also lined with jersey to make things extra comfy.
The peplum detailing on this otherwise tough leather motorcycle jacket softens the whole look. Forget the stereotype of gruff, testosterone-ridden biker gangs – we want to see a group of babes rocking this down the highway to hell.
Channel your inner Joan Jett with this rock n’ roll leather jacket, which has an unexpected anti-smoking print on the back. Made from vintage leather, you’ll be reaching for this zip-tastic piece will add a bit of edge to any outfit.
If you’re not one for all the bells and whistles, this simple waterfall jacket by Oasis is a great shout. Perfect for the warmer weather, it drapes elegantly and brings a degree of class to any look.
Step away from the dark shades for a moment – this fantastic fire truck red jacket is sure to put a smile on your face. Covered in a number of charming illustrations, the alligator poking his head out of a zip is too adorable.
A wardrobe staple, wear with a dress at the weekend, or over a shirt and trousers combo for the office.
Add some colour to your wardrobe with this classic burgundy jacket.
Naughty and nice combine in this delicate pastel leather jacket, which soften the edges of the biker staple. Decorated with embroidered florals, it’s ultimate spring cover up and will pair gorgeously with dresses.