The versatility of a leather jacket cannot be questioned and it's definitely a must-have especially during the winter. The transitional months are the best to experiment with this style but with great outfits also comes great responsibility.
Buying a leather jacket can put you in a pool of questions but a guide can help you pick the right one. These quick tips will let you find a jacket of your dreams and keep you warm for the coming months.1. Fit
The thing about leather jackets is that they cannot be baggy and have to snug with your skin. It is recommended that you go a size down, depending upon the leather type. Fit matters and that's what will make your style count. Try it out!
© iStock2. Picking The Right Colour
Since you will be making a lot of appearances in your sassy leather jacket, it is important to stick to colours that also match with your personality. If you don't feel confident in a tan leather jacket, avoid it. Your safe bet in such cases would be a black or a coffee brown leather jacket. If you don't mind a splash of bright hues, take it up a notch with a red leather jacket!
© iStock3. Choose Your Style
With so many trends flowing in the market, it can get a tad bit difficult to find your style. Think of all the occasions you would need this jacket for. Is it for professional use or casual outings? Here are some popular styles to choose from.(a) Biker Jacket
A biker jacket comes with zips, elongated flaps and striking buttons. These jackets are usually black and just like the name suggests, it is intended for bikers and is a comfortable add-on to your wardrobe.
© iStock(b) Bomber Jacket
Making your outfit look sporty can be done right with a bomber leather jacket. This simple style has an easy-to-wear silhouette, just with one zip. The collar is made in a different fabric to keep the cold air out. This classic leather jacket is for everyone and will let you make a statement.
© iStock(c) Racer Jacket
Racer jacket comes with a minimal design. This jacket has zippers and can instantly elevate your style. That's how versatile it is!
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Just like the sleeve of a t-shirt or any other jacket style should not extend the wrist line, the same goes for a leather jacket as well. It should not cross your wrist line otherwise it is long for you. Motorcycle jackets, in this case, are an exception as they usually have a longer sleeve.
© iStock5. The Length Should End At The Waistline
Regardless of the style you choose, your leather jacket should end at your waistline. Long jacket style looks good with trench coats but a leather jacket will make it look shapeless. For a flattering style, keep this quick tip in mind.
The leather jacket at the shoulder should not be too tight but it shouldn't droop down as well. When you wear it, if it's hard for you to move your hands in circles, you might need a bigger size. Make sure you take this into consideration for a size that is yours.