A leather jacket is synonymous with style by its very nature.
Look to any ‘it girl’ right now from Hayley Bieber, Kaia Gerber, Kendall Jenner and a leather jacket is a go-to staple paired with everything from blue jeans to oversized tees.
But whether you own a leather jacket or plan to invest in one this Winter, it doesn’t mean you instantly know how to style a leather jacket or how to wear a leather jacket to suit your body shape, style or the latest seasonal trends.
With so many leather jacket types available from blazers to bombers and belted leather jackets, learning how to style a leather jacket is a necessity not just in Winter but for all seasons.
The colour of the leather jacket you buy will also influence styling and wardrobe choices too.
Knowing how to style black leather jacket is vital given it's a classic staple that will never go out of fashion, however sometimes occasions may also call where learning how to style a pink leather jacket or tan leather jacket may be important too such as a wedding or birthday.
Given leather jackets are a wardrobe essential designed to be worn and kept long term, learning how to style your leather jacket with daily and seasonal looks in mind is fundamental to ensuring you get the longevity you deserve.
With this in mind, as experts in leather, we’ve compiled an Apostl guide on how to style leather jacket including how to wear a leather jacket, how to style black leather jacket, how to style a black leather jacket female (and males) in mind and how to style a pink leather jacket (as this colourway is part of our signature leather jacket collection).
To learn more, read our curated tips below for how to style a leather jacket to keep warm and look good this Winter.
3 Tips On How To Style Leather Jacket
1. Look to the style gurus
Like to keep up with the latest trends and invest in a leather jacket that gives you instant street cred? Find your celebrity muse and look to Instagram, magazines or online sites for the latest on how to style leather jacket like them.
Right now, blazer leather jackets like our Apostl Apollo Jacket are very ‘in’ according to Elle.com with Hayely Bieber a big fan and seen pairing it with an oversized tee, gold hoops and knee high leather boots.
For a more traditional look, Vogue.com has curated a 17 Classic Leather Jackets to Shop Now—And Wear Forever edit and recommends classic black traditional styles such as our biker Apostl Barnabas Leather Jacket or belted styles such as our Apostl Junia Suede Leather Jacket.
For men a bomber jacket is always on fleek and seen donned by NBA players through to ‘The Rock’ and Brad Pitt. Wondering where to buy leather jacket mens styles? Look no further than our Alexander Bomber from Apostl.
2. Dress for the part
It doesn’t matter if you’re a mum of three, a boss babe in the boardroom, an entrepreneur, tradie, fitness professional, chef or artist, what does matter is how you dress to show the world who you are.
When it comes to how to style leather jackets, personality, profession, occasion all play a part in knowing what to buy and how to wear a leather jacket that will suit you.
A mum on the go for example may want a stylish leather jacket that can be practical and worn for casual coffees with friends, playing with the kids through to attending soccer matches.
With this in mind, a leather jacket such as our Apostl Barnabas Leather Jacket in black may work best. The perks of a classic black leather jacket is: it won’t get dirty or show stains (and can be wiped down easily), it’s a style that will tide you through all seasons and occasions and is warmer than other styles.
Wondering how to style black leather jacket for every day? Think blue denim or black jeans, a tee or lightweight knit and accessories such as gold jewellery, a scarf, boots and a leather handbag or crossbody bag.
Alternatively, if you’re a high flying corporate or entrepreneur then knowing how to style leather jacket for important meetings and networking is also key.
In this setting, if wondering how to wear a leather jacket to fit with corporate attire or a more serious look, we recommend Apostl Apollo Leather Jacket in black or nude.
Given the tailored nature of the Apostl Apollo Leather Jacket styling is made easy - think a shift dress or blouse with cigarette pants and a killer handbag. For specific ways to wear our nude shade (aka how to style a pink leather jacket) we recommend pairing pastel colours that compliment the leather tone.
3. Base it on your body type
This is for one the boys too, particularly burly blokes with big biceps and shoulders.
For men reading this or for women wondering how to and where to buy leather jacket mens styles, we recommend considering the measurement ratios first.
In an ideal world trying on a leather jacket first before buying will always help people know how to wear a leather jacket to fit them. However, for those not in Hobart who can’t drop by our market or HQ for a fitting, as an online retailer we recommend exploring our size guide for men (scroll to size guide) and women (scroll to size guide) first.
For men, looking at shoulders and sleeve length is a must as knowing if it will fit will matter way more than worrying where to buy leather jacket mens styles. A brand that carries size always takes precedence over design. The good news is you needn't worry where to buy men’s leather jacket as our Apostl Alexander Bomber leather jacket offers a full size scale, from XS all the way up to XL.
Outfit wise, once you’ve sorted where to buy leather jacket mens styles we recommend men pairing a bomber leather jacket with dark denim, black jeans or tanned chinos with white or black tee and beanie.
As for women, when it comes to knowing how to wear a leather jacket for your body type bust is an important consideration.
Women who particularly want to learn how to style a leather jacket that is zipped up will need to consider a design that factors in space around the chest. Within our women’s leather jackets range, the Apostl Barnabas Leather Jacket or Apostl Alexander Bomber Jacket (unisex) both allow extra room.
When it comes to knowing how to style a black leather jacket for females that like to zip up and stay snug, we recommend pairing the tailored look with mid-waist jeans or maxi skirt with scarf.
Alternatively, for women looking to wear a tailored jacket to show off their frame and who may want to work with a jacket such as our Apostl Apollo leather Jacket in, say nude, then knowing how to style a pink leather jacket with your skin tone, hair and makeup may also play a part.
With light and pastel leather jackets, blondes with pale and naturally pink toned skin will easily adapt to knowing how to style a pink leather jacket. Whereas those with darker features may need to play up the pink tone by incorporating pinky eyeshadows, blush or pastel accessories.
For more style inspo on how to style a leather jacket or how to wear leather jacket head to Apostl Instagram here or see our women’s leather jacket and men’s leather jacket product pages as featured on the website.