16 Leather Jackets That Will Never Go Out of Style

Street Style : Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 : Day Nine
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Ask any woman who found the perfect leather jacket and she'll tell you her life changed. It's the only accessory that can truly be worn year-round, no matter how warm or cold it is (throw that baby over your shoulders in the summer!), and it will always feel like the first time when you put it on. Investing in one doesn't have to leave you staring blankly at your credit bill the next month, either—there are plenty of affordable faux ones that look completely real. Fall in love with one of these timeless leather jackets, ahead.

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Most Affordable
Tanming Faux Leather Jacket Coat
Tanming Amazon
$39.99

See what I mean about the affordable leather? This faux leather bomber jacket will go perfectly with a pair of jeans and combat boots. 

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Most Professional
Cooke Leather Blazer
Veronica Beard Net-a-Porter
$1,295.00

Meet the leather jacket's professional older sister: the leather blazer. Not all work environments encourage the personal style you deserve to show off, but you can still get your leather fix with this pick.

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Best for the Bar
UO Faux Leather Cropped Moto Jacket
Urban Outfitters
$99.00

Found: The perfectly-cropped leather jacket you will be wearing to the bar every time. Promise. 

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For Something Diffferent
Leather Shirt Jacket
Topshop Nordstrom
$320.00

Switch up the typical black leather jacket with an olive leather...shirt jacket! It's chic enough for those Very Important Meetings at the office. 

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For a Boxy Fit
Leeron Moto Jacket
Universal Standard
$425.00

Universal Standard's leather moto jacket isn't too small or too oversized—it's just right. Pair it with a great maxi skirt (as seen here) before it gets too cold, or a great pair of jeans. 

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The Feel-Good Purchase
Maha Leather Jacket
ABLE
$348.00

The best part about Nashville-based brand ABLE isn't pieces like its timeless leather jacket—the brand aims to end generational poverty by providing women with working opportunities at the company. Learn more about their strategy here

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The Classic
Deadwood Classic Biker Jacket
Reformation
$328.00

Ah, the classic. Most people would classify this as the leather jacket of leather jackets. Its front zip closure is an added bonus to its just-right length at the hips. 

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For a Snug Fit
Fitted and Rugged Leather Jacket
Free People
$420.00

Found: A sophisticated, silhouette-hugging leather jacket perfect for that transition from summer to fall when you don't need to layer up...yet.  

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Most Stylish
Petula Puff-Sleeved Moto Jacket
Anthropologie
$160.00

Anthropologie's puff-sleeved leather moto jacket is what dreams are made of. I don't need to tell you what to do next. 

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The Most Extra
Lily Faux Shearling-Trimmed Faux Leather Jacket
Stand Studio Moda Operandi
$375.00

The kind of jacket people will give you compliments on, no matter how many times they've seen you wear it. The gorgeous sherpa will also keep you super warm.

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Most Versatile
Moto Jacket with Reversible Hood
BLANKNYC Nordstrom
$98.00

Hoodie, but make it an edgy leather jacket. If you're not feeling the hood, it's detachable. 

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Most Functional
Avec Les Filles Patent Faux Leather Trench Coat
Avec Les Filles Urban Outfitters
$179.00

Trench coats don't have to be exclusively suede or wool. This patent leather one from Urban Outfitters will make any outfit look effortlessly chic (even when you spent 20 minutes staring into the abyss of your closet figuring out an outfit). 

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Best for City Dwellers
Scorpio Jacket
BlankNYC
$148.00

...Or choose the colorless option if you're an urban dweller who refuses to stray from the city uniform.

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Most Lightweight
Teagan Reversible Drape Front Jacket
BB Dakota Nordstrom
$95.00

At first glance, this reversible faux leather BB Dakota pick doesn't look like a traditional leather jacket, which is exactly the point. The draped lapels add a softer look for the office or dinner with friends when you don't want to be the center of attention (yes, a great leather jacket does that). 

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Best for Layering
Patent Leather Jacket
Ksubi Net-a-Porter
$240.00

Hi, please bury me in this patent leather jacket. The boxy silhouette makes it a layering dream. 

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For a Vintage Feel
Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Madewell
$498.00

"Oh, is that vintage?" This washed motorcycle jacket looks like it's been a part of your personal collection for years with its soft, easily-broken-in material. 

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