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What To Wear With A Leather Jacket

by Chloe Wilshere, Content Creator

There’s nothing quite like a classic leather jacket. The leather jacket should be a staple in any well-rounded wardrobe. It’s a piece that transitions effortlessly from season to season and will never go out of fashion.

There are few fashion items that manage to stand the test of time, but thanks to the leather jacket coming packed with attitude, history and a host of major style icons having capitalised on their cult appeal, it comes as no surprise that the leather jacket is still going strong in the world of fashion.

From Madonna to Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Drew Barrymore, these cool-girl fashion icons all have one thing in common – a great leather jacket. With their edgy vibes and timeless allure, having a leather jacket in your wardrobe is something you can’t go wrong with.

But if you’re unsure what to wear with your leather jacket then have no fear. They’re super easy to style and go with literally everything in your wardrobe. There is nothing a leather jacket can’t fix.

So to give you an idea of just how versatile they are, whether you’re looking to wear the leather jacket as a statement piece, over another of the season's trends or keep it super casual, we’ve got you covered with 20 different modern ways you can wear the leather jacket, as inspired by our favourite celebs.

1. Oversized

If there’s one thing we love more than a leather jacket, it’s an oversized leather jacket. And Hailey Bieber pulls this off perfectly. By pairing black mom jeans with a strappy cami top and heels, the oversized leather jacket pulls the outfit together perfectly. Make it easy and buy the jacket in a few sizes bigger than your normal size to get the oversized look.

2. With a Midi Dress and Trainers

Ultimately, there is no one cooler than Alexa Chung. And she pulls off the leather jacket so effortlessly. So if Alexa is wearing a leather jacket with a midi dress and trainers, we certainly will be too.

3. With Kick-Flare Jeans

We love the leather jacket paired back with Kick Flared Jeans. Kaia Gerber shows us that this is easy to style and can be worn to all different events, whether you’re going to a concert, out with friends or just as a casual outfit.

4. With a Slip Dress

The leather jacket works perfectly for an added layer on a night out. The jacket will keep you warm as the night comes to a close and of course looks super stylish over a slip dress as displayed by Chanel Iman.

5. With Joggers

On those days where you’re running around like a headless chicken and just don’t have the time or willpower to get dressed properly, the leather jacket is the perfect piece to wear with your joggers. So take inspiration from Kourtney Kardashian on those days where there aren’t enough hours and know that it is perfectly acceptable to go out in joggers, trainers and a leather jacket.

6. With Blue Jeans

Though you might be tempted to always wear a leather jacket with black jeans, there is proof in the pudding that they also look great with a pair of blue jeans. Kate Bosworth styles her leather jacket with blue bootcut jeans, a white t-shirt and heeled boots, accessorised with a neck scarf.

7. With a Boho Style Dress

Bohemian-style, ruffled dresses will be taking over our wardrobes this summer. So to look ahead to brighter times and take inspiration from Taylor Hill, who wears her leather jacket with a white bohemian-style mini dress and black biker boots.

8. With a Shirt and Leggings

Whoever said a leather jacket can’t look smart needs to think again. Karlie Kloss styles the leather jacket in a sophisticated way with a white shirt and leather-look leggings. Showing us that the leather jacket can be the perfect jacket to wear to work.

9. With a Mini Dress

The 90s have taken over, and that means only thing – mini dresses, biker boots and a leather jacket will be your new summer uniform. The perfect girly-grunge outfit for festivals this year.

10. With a Floral Midi Dress

Thinking ahead to summer events - bbqs, weddings, days at the races - the iconic leather jacket will be your saviour. It’s the perfect jacket to wear with your occasion dress that won’t cramp your style. And Selena Gomez demonstrates this perfectly, a her leather jacket compliments her floral dress and is perfect for when it turns a bit chilly in summer evenings.

11. With a Pop of Colour

Olivia Wilde shows us that a leather jacket works perfectly with colour. Throw a classic black leather jacket over a coloured dress.

12. With a Graphic Tee

It’s common knowledge that the cool girl way to wear a leather jacket is with a graphic t-shirt. And what better cool girl to look to than Alessandra Ambrosio, the Victoria Secret model who wears her leather jacket with a graphic t-shirt, ripped jeans and a pair of boots. Your new go-to cool girl style.

13. With Extra Leather

Zara Larsson proves that wearing your leather jacket with leather trousers is totally acceptable. You can dress it up with heels or go casual with boots or trainers.

14. With Jeans and a Cross-body Bag

Delilah Hamlin shows how to keep the leather jacket casual but cool. She wears the classic jacket with a pair of baggy jeans, trainers, white tee and a cross-body bag. A style we can definitely all adopt.

15. With a Stripe T-Shirt

The classic and most iconic way to wear a leather jacket has to be with a striped t-shirt. It looks super chic styled with jeans and boots.

16. With a Slogan Tee and Midi Skirt

As we said before, the leather jacket is the perfect transitional jacket. And it-girl of the moment Laura Whitmore shows us exactly why. It’s spring and you’re ready to wear your midi skirts, but come the afternoons and evenings it’s still a little chilly… and this is where your leather jacket comes in handy as Laura Whitmore shows us.

17. With a Pleated Midi Skirt

Amanda Holden shows us that the leather jacket is also made literally for everyone, whatever your style is. Amanda keeps the leather jacket looking classy by wearing it with a satin pleated midi skirt and a sock boot. Perfect for a brunch out with friends.

18. In a Colour That Isn’t Black

Dua Lipa shows us that leather jackets also don’t always need to be black. Her orange hue looks great styled casually with blue jeans.

19. With Black and White

When in doubt, the easiest way to wear a leather biker jacket is in monochrome colours. Kendall Jenner shows us exactly how it’s done.

Throw on a pair of black straight leg trousers, a white t-shirt, monochrome trainers and a leather jacket to top it off. An easy to wear outfit that you can wear at both weekends and work.

20. With Your Gym Outfit

The best thing about the leather jacket is its versatility. You can go from wearing it on a night out to wearing it the next day whilst heading to gym. So take inspiration from Lucy Hale who wears her biker jacket with gym leggings and a white t-shirt.