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A few tips on wearing a leather jacket

It is a common misconception that wearing a leather jacket is for bikers, Goths, punks or rock stars only. The truth is, a leather jacket can be worn with almost anything.

In essence, the leather jacket should be hung in every wardrobe. It is now an essential item of clothing that must be owned by everyone. The main reason for this is because the leather jacket is so versatile and can be worn with almost any outfit that you currently have, or unknowingly want.

Leather jackets come in a variety of styles and colours, with a never ending amount of accessories attached to them, from studs to motifs. As ‘vintage’ is very ‘in’ at the moment, you may be able to pick up an original from a reseller or second-hand store, or a new distressed version.

If you are a leather jacket virgin, and have never owned one, let alone bought one, then this guide is here to help you.

Buying luxury leather jackets is not something that comes naturally to most people; you need to know about styles, varieties, colours and leather materials. That may seem like a lot to take in, but getting it right can mean that it may be the only leather jacket you ever own.

Price

Do not skimp on price! You can expect to pay good money for a good quality leather jacket. The best thing to do is shop around at comparable varieties and styles to get an understanding of what the going rate is for the type of leather jacket you want.

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Colour

If this is your first leather jacket, you may want to make it a neutral one. Look out for leather jackets in either dark neutrals, such as black, chocolate brown, tan or camel, as these go with almost any combination of colour and clothing.

Style

Another thing to think about is the style of the leather jacket. There is so much choice that it may leave you a little dazed and confused. The first thing to consider is the length of the leather jacket. Try something that hits around the hipbone. These mid-length leather jackets will suit almost any body shape and height of person.

How to wear your new leather jacket

The leather jacket can go with anything, from mini shorts and skirts to long maxi dresses, as well as jeans and tops.

Here are some suggestions for you to try:

Leather jacket and shorts combination

Think denim shorts for this combo, wear with a long tee, and place your leather jacket over the top. It is that simple. For colder days and nights, layer the denim shorts with tights, and a knit sweater on top.

Leather jacket and dress combination

The leather jacket will work with almost any style and length of dress, from fitted short party dresses to floor length maxi dresses. The leather jacket gives your look an edge.

If you often wear more feminine dresses, the leather jacket can take the edge off the cuteness of the dress itself.

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