Fall Fashion: The Leather Jacket

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Tory Burch Annabel Ruffle Leather Jacket
Tory Burch "Annabel" Jacket

Available at: nordstrom.com

There is nothing better than a cool leather jacket to get you through fall and winter with major attitude and style. There are so many great jackets out there waiting to be snagged. I know a leather jacket can cost a lot, but remember it wears well and it will last you a lifetime. I succeeded in finding three different leather jackets at different price points. But, honestly I’ve spent $100-$600 on leather jackets, but I wear my expensive one the most and I’ve had it the longest. That may not always be the case, but my point is that going cheap now may not be beneficial later. Go for steals, and you’ll feel satisfied.

The best way to utilize a leather jacket is to use it to balance a girly feminine dress. It brings out the edgy rocker in some outfits and polishes off a pant look. I’ve always been fascinated by the power and presence of leather jackets, there isn’t anything else like it! So, take it upon yourself to pick out a fall dress with bright colors, pair it with a chunky necklace and cover it up with a leather jacket to roughen up “the little miss innocent” image. And, you wonder why leather is associated with Bikers-- Duh!

Calvin Klein Petite Jacket Faux-Leather Bomber
Calvin Klein Petite Bomber Jacket

Available at: macys.com

My Feature straight from Nordstrom.com is easing into the edgy leather look. This is as calm and as girly leather gets! Tory Burch nailed it with this ruffle leather jacket named “Annabel.” –I can’t think of a more suitable name. The buttery soft leather goes well with the goody good image, and will surely have you or someone else rubbing on it for soft and tender feeling. The ruffles give it a shirt-like look, and the leather gives it a slightly more serious look.

For the trend-following sassy gals, I think you should focus on one of the most popular trends this fall, the bomber jacket. Calvin Klein has a faux-leather Petite Black Bomber jacket at Macy’s. The jacket fits the image perfectly: ribbed stand-up collar, long sleeves, and flap patch pockets. This is a fun jacket to be creative with. Get crazy with a pair of tights, or tight white pants, throw it over some ripped denim, and strut around with a smirk. You’ve got to play the role well.

My last feature is stunning. The Marc New York Leather Motorcycle Jacket reminds me of my favorite slouchy boots I featured last week, the color is in the same family. This motorcycle jacket is great for ladies who love to wear pants. I love motorcycle jackets with slacks for a night out-- I think it looks so contradictory, so exciting!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.