The best leather jackets for chilly summer evenings
A leather jacket is a true hero of the British summer wardrobe. Two weeks Heat wave is announced, only to pour out with a cold rain three days later … sounds familiar to you? Women’s leather jackets remain in our style rotation all year round, ready to go out anytime the sun hides behind the clouds. From short and vegan leather, color to motorcycle style, we’ve found a leather jacket for just about any outfit in your wardrobe. Woke up with brain fog? Save yourself the stress of outfit and opt for culottes, waistcoat and a large leather jacket.
May your leather inspiration be more Danny Zuko in Fat or Rachel Green in Friends, there is a jacket that suits your shape and style. Throw a heavy-duty biker jacket on a summer dress for a date, or try a tighter cropped style to complement your mom jeans. Or, update your summer rotation with a chic ’90s leather blazer and kitten heeled sandals. Do you prefer something spacious? Go for a leather “shacket” style (it’s a shirt / jacket crossover for info) that you can leave open over a well-fitting tank top. For cooler temperatures, look for Nanushka’s vegan leather bomber jackets.
AllSaints, Saks Potts and & Other Stories have genuine leather styles worthy of splurging to save money, and Dorothy Perkins and Reserved have plenty of more affordable faux leather styles. River Island and ASOS also have an impressive selection of curved leather jackets. Whether you want to go for a piece that will last for decades or are tight on your budget, we’ve found sizes and styles to suit every wallet. Scroll down to see the best new leather (and faux leather) jackets for every occasion …