And here it is...the final installment of the Leather Jacket Hunt, and my best attempts at finding a similar jacket to the Q40 Peplum Moto Leather Jacket, the post that inspired an entire month filled with leather jackets. the Peplum Moto Jacket has the look of a motorcycle jacket in the front and a surprisingly feminine ruffle detail in the back. Tadah! Check out the Victoria's Secret jacket, top left. Looks like a motorcycle jacket in the front, and I actually prefer the tiered ruffles over the single ruffle on the Q40 jacket. At $258, it's reasonable, but a little too steep for me so I'll be watching for it to go on sale! The third one isn't really similar to the Q40 jacket, but I still think it's cute so I wanted to include it here...
I hope you've found the leather jacket of your dreams this month. Hmmm what should I hunt for next?
Leather and suede, leather and denim, leather and jersey, leather and wool...the possibilities are endless! The Helmut Lang leather and jersey jacket, top left, is my favorite. It's just oozes casual sophistication, and right now it's on sale for $497.50!
I love the look of a drape front jacket. The trick is finding a soft, buttery leather so the front has a little movement. Solve that problem with my favorite on this page, the Sara Berman Convertible jacket, top left. The front ruffles are suede for a little visual interest, and the sleeves are detachable so you can wear it as a cool vest too! Stay tuned for my next post and leather combo jackets...
I actually have a brown leather military jacket from Bebe that I got years ago. I love pairing the masculine style of the jacket with something feminine like a dress or ruffly blouse. My favorite here is the Victoria's Secret jacket, top left. It has the great button details and a zip front. Plus, the color is incredibly rich.
There's something so chic about having a traditional garment in a nontraditional fabric, like a leather blazer. It's dressy enough for work or a night out, but also versatile with jeans. My favorite is the ASOS cropped blazer, top left. It his just at the waist for perfect definition and looks great with a dress!
Bomber jackets are great for casual days. Originally designed for pilots, the silhouette will always be a classic. My favorite is the top left ASOS jacket. The camel color is unexpected and let's you wear the jacket all the way in to spring. Not having pockets also keeps it's sleek and gives you a slimmer fit.
Similar to a motorcycle jacket, asymmetrical jackets have an off-center zipper, but without the biker-inspired details. To see what style your jacket is, check the color. Motorcycle jackets usually have a notched lapel while asymmetrical jackets typically have a funnel collar. I'm lusting after the Gar-de 'Buller' jacket, top left. The flat pockets at the waist won't add extra bulk.
Above the Clouds reader Heather D. reminded me that fall/winter is quickly approaching (can you believe it's already September?) and it's time to reinstate the leather jacket hunt. Sadly, Metropark USA, which always had amazing outerwear, has shut its doors. I'm beginning the hunt with motorcycle jackets, probably the most popular style of leather jackets. My favorite is the Express jacket, top left. It comes in 8 different colors and is a little more versatile than a traditional motorcycle jacket. It's also faux leather and animal friendly. Which one is your favorite?
Stay tuned for the Leather Jacket Hunt series, my favorite picks for pretty much every leather jacket style I could think of!
The hunt continues, and I found another jacket at Metropark, also by Q40. This one is a little more traditional in terms of the motorcycle jacket trend, but it has an adorable peplum ruffle on the back. It's also only $189, compared to the last jacket which is $289. I wish it were a little more fitted in the torso though. I tried it on in the store, and it fits like shown here on the model. What do you think?