Style the Hands-Down Coolest Leather Jackets of the Fall/Winter Season

5 Vogue Editors Style the Hands-Down Coolest Leather Jackets of the Fall/Winter Season

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A leather jacket is the one fashion item that is the epitome of cool. Though, if we’re being honest, shopping for one isn’t as effortless as the item itself. The silhouette range has expanded well past the moto jacket: There are leather bombers, blazers, trenches, and shirt jackets to consider! Each of them a stylish investment in their own way. Not to mention, there is faux versus genuine leather to think about too. Whether shopping for winter-proof bombers, smart and stylish utility jackets, and classic leather trenches, these were the three nonnegotiables Vogue editors cited: versatility, layerability, and longevity.

To break these three down: Being able to throw on a leather jacket with virtually any outfit is key, and finding one with a relaxed or oversized fit is essential to get the most wear out of your jacket. Plus, the ability to layer chunky sweaters underneath will take your jacket from fall to winter and winter to spring—how many other outerwear pieces can stretch over three or four seasons of the year? Lastly, it should age well in both look and feel. After all, leather jackets usually get better with wear!

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One thing’s for certain: No matter the silhouette, the leather jacket outfit opportunities are endless, as proven here by five of our editors. Here, Mai Morsch, Alexis Bennett, Naomi Elizée, Madeline Fass, and Lisa Aiken take this season’s leather jackets for a spin, plus styling advice for putting together the best leather jacket outfits. Shop their looks and find even more leather jacket options, below.

5 OnTrend Leather Jacket Outfits to Wear This FallWinter 2022 Season

The Oversized Shearling Moto

Madeline Fass, market editor

On the jacket, “This jacket is from Khaite. It’s one of the most epic leather jackets I’ve ever worn. I love how big it is; the sleeves are oversized but have elastic for a snug fit at the wrist. The collar gives a nice contrast and adds extra warmth. In fall and winter, especially, it’s important to have extra room in the underarms to layer, say, a chunky sweater underneath. This way, when it starts to get colder, you can extend the lifespan of the coat. When you’re looking for a leather jacket, it’s so important that it feels homey and worn in. This Khaite jacket, in particular, has that sense of pre-wornness with a passed-down feel; it’s one of those styles that never goes out of style and feels vintage even though it’s new.”

On the outfit, “I would describe my style as minimal but maximalist at the same time. I wear a lot of essential and staple pieces, like a leather jacket, a menswear trouser, a ballet flat, but they all have this elevated or updated sense to them. For example, pleated trousers, studded flats, which gives a fun twist to the pieces you wear every day.”

5 OnTrend Leather Jacket Outfits to Wear This FallWinter 2022 Season

The Faux Leather Steal

Naomi Elizée, market editor

On the jacket, “This amazing bomber jacket is from the Frankie Shop. It is under $500, which is absolutely why I love it. It’s great for in-between seasons and goes with everything. I also love how it’s a different take on the bomber jacket because of the length. It’s incredibly long and feels like one big hug when you put it on. A coat has to actually keep you warm. It can’t just look good, it needs to be functional.”

On the outfit, “With this jacket, I wanted to have a little bit of fun. I wore my graphic Chopova Lowena top for an extra layer of warmth, paired with my Loewe cargos and Margiela Tabi slingbacks.”

5 OnTrend Leather Jacket Outfits to Wear This FallWinter 2022 Season

The Winter Bomber

Alexis Bennett, commerce writer

On the jacket, “This super cool jacket is from The Attico. I love how oversized it is—you can layer up underneath and you wouldn’t even be able to tell. When I’m shopping for a leather jacket, the most important thing is to figure out how many outfits I can wear with it. I like a jacket that I can throw on the weekend and feel cool and put together, but also something I can wear to the office and feel polished at the same time.”

On the outfit, “This outfit is my fall uniform, a maxi denim skirt along with my favorite top from Khaite. I love the silhouette of the neckline, it’s sexy and polished. I love the way it balances out the edginess of the jacket.”

5 OnTrend Leather Jacket Outfits to Wear This FallWinter 2022 Season


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