Pure Leather jackets are stylish for any time of the year. And of course, considering what you have paid for it, you wouldn’t want to pack it away for several months each year. The good news is that you can carry your favourite pieces into the winter, provided you style them right. And Sculpt is here to help! Here is all you need to know about styling your leather jacket for the end-of-the-year chill.
Which one of your leather jackets is up to the task?
Not all leather jackets are made the same. If you are going to be dealing with particularly cold winters, you will need to assess which one of your leather jackets can handle the cold. Look for ones with a quality lining. Your leather jacket should be roomy enough to allow for layering. So it makes sense to put away the snug versions and stick to the comfortably large ones. Cropped styles are not going to be your friends this winter. Also, large pockets are an added bonus. However, this is not to say you should stick to trench coats or shearlings alone. Your lighter jackets can work just as well with the right bit of layering.
Style it right
Depending on how cold it gets in your region, layering not only keeps you warm it also adds to your style quotient.
Here are some tips for women to style their favorite jackets this winter.
- Pair your Biker jacket with a ruffled top for the feminine look. Make it edgy with printed leggings. Camo and animal prints are very hot this season.
- If you are a fringe lover, you can pair your black fringe leather jacket with black-and-white gingham pants and pointed toe ankle boots. Very comfy, very stand-out!
- Did you know you can wear your LWD with your leather jacket? Throw on black leggings beneath and complete the look with pointed-toe ankle boots. Variations of this style can also be done with cute dresses in pop colors like red or burgundy.
- Here is one for the true fashionista: ditch the blacks and browns and pick a leather jacket in blue or burgundy. Pastel or neutral sweaters, slim fit jeans, and pumps complete the look.
- Turtle necks under your sweater and zip-up cardigans are refreshing looks to layer under your leather jacket.
And now onto the menfolk. Here is what the experts are suggesting for you this winter.
- Start layering with vests and add a cool T-shirt over it. This way, if you need to drop layers indoors, you can still look cool.
- Cable knit jumpers in grey, cream, or even a darker shade of green are designer-approved looks for under your leather jacket this year.
- Straight leg jeans and ankle leather boots in a tan shade are also on the list of prescriptions for you. This year, move on from the matching jackets and boots style to contrasting shades. They add more visual interest. Wide-legged jeans are also an option to throw in the mix.
- For the daring amongst you, leather-on-leather is in this fall and winter. Are you up to it?
- If you are wearing a black leather jacket, try keeping everything in the dark shades.
Finally, here are some common do’s and don’t to follow as a general rule of thumb.
- Add a hoodie of equal length underneath to provide more insulation.
- Invest in extras like beanie caps and gloves.
- Wear your leather jackets over fur vests, cardigans, knit tops, or layered tops.
- Add some flair with a scarf. It can be colorful or muted, but either way, it keeps you warm and also adds an interesting visual appeal.
- Skip thermal innerwear.
- Skip waterproofing your leather jacket for the winter
- Wear a skinny jacket over your layers, making it awkward to move your arms or making you looking unnaturally bulked up.
And before we sign off
If you are planning to wear leather in the winter, remember that only original leather – labelled as genuine or full-grain depending on quality – can tackle the harshness of the cold and dry air while also keeping you warm. Remember to make your leather jackets winter-ready by conditioning them once a month. This will prevent damage to the leather from the dry air. Your jacket also needs to be treated with a protective waterproof sealant to protect it from damaging moisture. Keep warm and stay stylish!