Everyone should have at least one leather jacket in their closet — and that’s a bare minimum. With different skins, styles and colours available for spring, a leather or faux-leather jacket makes a great alternative to your everyday corporate blazer. Not every leather jacket has to be edgy and punk rock but when worn right, edgy can even work for the office! To help you get inspired for your next shopping extravaganza, here are five must-have leather and faux-leather jackets that are spring and office appropriate.
No one does a faux-leather jacket quite like Zara, and this structured take on the classic moto-style is great for the office. The strong shoulders are the perfect pairing for a feminine dress or tailored trouser and its black colour makes it an easy piece to match. Pockets on work-wear are always a plus, great for easy access to pens and hair ties!
The Cool Girl
This suede moto is definitively every cool girl’s dream jacket and is a must have for any leather jacket connoisseur. Rag & Bone/Jean softened this moto jacket with goat suede and it’s a great shade of dark olive, which pairs great with everything from dress pants to denim on a Friday.
Pretty much a staple in every office, the waterfall cut jacket is like our generation’s power suit. They make a great variation to the blazer and go well with pretty much everything: pants, dresses, skirts, jeans…you name it! This ASOS brand leather waterfall jacket has contrasting panels and zipped pockets, always a plus!
Elegant & Edgy
Blush pink is such a hot colour for spring, so of course, we had to include the Baya Classic Moto Leather Jacket on our list! The petal coloured leather brings a feminine elegance to this usually edgy style. A favourite jacket of both fashion lovers and style bloggers, this swoon-worthy number is perfect to wear with a dress shirt and tailored pant for the office.
A Classic Alternative
This collarless faux leather jacket is the perfect balance of a structured blazer and a casual leather jacket, making it a great option to wear to work. Its open front and lightweight material make it perfect for wearing inside and will make a perfect transitional piece for those warmer spring days.
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1. Zara Leather Effect Jacket in Black, $69.90 available at Zara
2. Rag & Bone/Jean Mercer Suede Moto Jacket in Dark Olive, $1,536.94 available at Nordstrom.com
3. ASOS Leather Waterfall Jacket in Black, $211 available at ASOS.com
4. Mackage BAYA Classic Moto Leather Jacket in Petal, $730 available at Mackage
5. Dynamite Open Faux Leather Jacket, $54.95 available at Dynamite
By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle
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