Ways to Wear a Leather Jacket Like a New Yorker
If French girls are the ultimate style inspiration, New York girls are a close second. There’s just something cool and effortless about the way they make all black seem unexpected and pull off nighttime looks (like a slip and heels) at 10 a.m. Here’s how they style a leather jacket.
WITH BLACK CULOTTES AND SLIP-ON SNEAKERS
That thing about New Yorkers wearing only black? Kinda accurate. Play with proportions and pair billowing pants with a slimmer fit jacket, then finish it off with slip-on sneakers because, well, how miserable would you be trekking from east to west in stilettos?
WITH A SILK SKIRT AND MULES
A leather moto jacket is tough in the best way possible. Play off of the edginess with girlier pieces like a sheer-ish skirt and skinny-heeled mules. Consider it an exercise in androgynous balance.
WITH A FLORAL SKIRT AND PLATFORM SANDALS
Speaking of contrasts, another way to soften black leather is with a bright skirt emblazoned with pretty flowers. Though this stylish gal opted for platform sandals, the look goes just as well with block-heeled boots or even white sneakers.
WITH A WHITE BUTTON-DOWN AND PRINTED PANTS
Spice things up by choosing printed pants instead of solid, untucking (or half-tucking) your shirt and tossing a leather jacket over your shoulders. Girl boss alert.
WITH A GRAPHIC TEE AND KNEE-LENGTH SKIRT
Another work-appropriate pairing: a printed tee tucked into a mid-length skirt with a fitted leather jacket on top. To dress it up, swap the tee for a silk button-down and marvel at how rad you feel.
WITH A PRINTED MAXI AND ANKLE BOOTS
Breezy maxi dresses are a summer staple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them well into fall with a little strategic styling. Top yours with a leather jacket and slip on a pair of flat Chelsea boots to bring on the autumn vibes.
WITH SKINNY JEANS AND COORDINATING BOOTS
Have you heard? Red is *the* color of fall. Get in on the trend with a matching jacket-ankle boot situation. Luckily, both of these pieces look as good worn together as they do, separately, with neutral staples like black jackets and white sneakers.
WITH SKINNY JEANS AND BROGUES
Can you say everyday uniform? The classic combination of skinny jeans (in a dark wash, to keep it a little more elevated), androgynous shoes and a black shirt-jacket combo will never, ever get old.