No doubt about it, leather jackets look good and can add instant panache to any clothes. They are not only biker-wear, but also punk, goth, rockabilly, and just about any kind of sub-culture that requires a “tough” look to them. It also transcends trend and fashion fads. So unless you live in a tropical country, getting a leather jacket to keep warm and have that tough-chic look might just be a great idea. Clearly comfortable for everyday wearing compared to heavy coats which make my back spasms.
Here is a video showing you the best ways to wear a leather jacket:
Basically, leather jacket has to correspond with age. In your twenties, you can wear a black leather jacket because its color is still flattering to your complexion, and it can go with trendy clothes like short dresses and eye-catching accessories. Your jacket can also have its own trendy accents like studs, belts, patches, and even a hoodie!
In your thirties, you can still wear a leather jacket, but consider other neutral colors instead of black, such as brown or dark grey. As well, you would want the cut of the jacket to be more tailored so it skims your figure in a more flattering way. If you’re getting a bit wide in the mid-section, it is very important to avoid boxy leather jackets as these can add more emphasis to your middle-age spread.
As well, pair your leather jacket with classic clothes. Consider a silk blouse and straight-cut jeans in a dark color for that understated yet sophisticated-with-an-edge look.
What about if you’re already in your forties? Yes, you can still wear a leather jacket. Again, take special care to choose a cut that flatters your figure. Perhaps one that mimics the shape of an office blazer, and has a neutral beige or grey shade. Keep the jacket unfussy and basic. While it is a very frivolous material, the cut can make it acceptable even for office wear as long as you stick to office-accepted apparel, and it can keep you warmer than most fabric jackets and blazers.