Looking to elevate and formulate your own capsule collection of essential fashion staples this Winter? Perhaps swapping the dull, worn or outdated pieces for classic items that will see you through all seasons?
Then a black leather biker jacket should be top of the list. A staple that continues to cycle through the decades due to its iconic nature, it’s the kind of piece that keeps giving and looking good no matter what.
While leather blazers most recently have had their moment among the fashion elite from Hailey Bieber to Kim Kardashian, the classic cut black leather jacket is coming back as the lust have item of Winter 2023.
Also known as a biker leather jacket, the classic cropped leather jacket is much the equivalent of a LBD (little black dress) - it’s a reliable basic that can turn drab to chic or dishevelled to considered in seconds.
As a Winter leather jacket it can be worn with denim and long sleeved threads for simple yet chic streetwear or with a smock dress and tights for a feminine yet edgy upgrade, taking you from lunch to cocktail hour.
Versatility aside, a good biker leather jacket will also suit all body types and style identities, it’s neutral and androgynous so can suit any gender, any ensemble and any occasion.
Also unlike other leather jacket designs that can vary in length, shape and fit-to-body, a classic leather biker jacket will always reliably cut at the hip, feature a tailored fit with enough room in the sleeves for an under layer and offer gold or silver hardware with zips, studs and fine detailing.
Ever popular with the sartorial crowd due to its style ease, the perks of a classic black leather jacket mean even those who don’t know how to throw together a seasoned look can seek comfort in knowing they will look good with a leather jacket slung over shoulders.
With so many possible ways available to wear a leather jacket for Winter season we thought we’d curate an edit of our seasonal style suggestions.
Read on below for how to wear leather jacket in Winter and look good instantly.
3 Ways To Wear A Leather Jacket For The Winter Season
Think: signature look or staple piece?
Are you looking for a piece that can be re-worked or a bold and iconic colour that people remember you by?
If a staple that goes with everything is more your thing, then it’s safe to say black biker leather jacket is a tried and tested choice when it comes to a Winter leather jacket you will wear again and again.
Be it paired with a chunky knit, scarf and pair of jeans or with a shirt dress and boots, a LBJ (little black jacket) is a staple that will easily translate and adapt to work well with any ensemble.
Take our Barnabas Leather Jacket in Black - it’s classic in style and cut yet has just the right amount of edge with ribbing, chunky silver hardware zips and studs to easily spice up any outfit.However if you err more towards standing out from a crowd and liken your style to a bold or extroverted personality then perhaps a Barnabas Leather Jacket in Olive Green will be more your jam.
Olive green is the kind of colour that’s different enough to catch people’s eyes but subdued enough to be worn with more than one outfit.
Suitable to be worn with other natural earth shades like brown, cream, tan, grey and white or clashed with other bright colours, an olive green biker is the kind of Winter leather jacket sure to lift any dull mood.
It may be classic in shape and structure but with a hint of ribbing and metal hardware, a biker leather jacket still carries a certain kind of swagger that feels like an invitation to connect with an inner rock star or runway model self.
Working with current seasonal trends, consider leaning into a little more edge, pairing a winter leather jacket with pieces that feel risky or as if an unexpected pairing. Think cropped tees or crop tops, athleisure worn with a biker leather jacket or a bralette with chunky jewellery and cigarette pants.
Looks we love right now from style gurus include: Jessica Alba pairing a biker jacket with a bright canary yellow tartan skirt, Lucy Hale and Kendall Jenner rocking a winter leather jacket with luxe lycra and avatars or Alessandra Ambrosio in a graphic tee with jeans and a leather jacket and Olivia Palermo in all black with textured features (studded jacket, quilted bag, pointy shoes).
Mix and match texturesProne to all black all too often? Consider diversifying with a tan or brown leather jacket instead.
A perfect leather jacket for Winter season that is trans-seasonal and will carry you nicely from Summer, to Autumn and through to Winter, tan will offer a contrast to your daily look in a way mainstream black cannot.A big fan of brown leather jackets, Emily Ratakjowski is often seen sporting one and plays regularly between two textures - suede and leather.
Sometimes she will tone down her outfit so her tan leather jacket can stand out, while at other times she mixes and matches a brown suede jacket as a soft contrast against the backdrop of her look.
In contrast, on a recent trip to the supermarket grocery shopping never looked so sexy, with her sporting a shiny patent brown leather jacket, catsuit and simple white sneakers.
If we can take any style notes from Emily Ratakjowski they would be: play, clash textures and don’t be afraid to stand out…and look runway hot at the supermarket. Life’s too short!
For an on-trend brown Winter leather jacket we love try the Barnabas Leather Jacket in Tan for a classic leather look or for a low key suede try our Junia Suede Leather Jacket in Tan.
Looking for more inspiration and colours surrounding the types of leather jackets for Winter season? Shop the Apostl store here for our full collection or for tips on how to wear leather jacket in Winter see our blog here.