There are so many varieties of jackets out there but when it comes to all year round style, the leather jacket wins. It’s an androgynous piece, easy to wear for both guys and girls, but perhaps you’re now looking for a more unusual way to wear this statement piece? Here’s some inspiration, via the world of Instagram, to take on:
If you feel confident with a paint brush in hand, grab some fabric paint and work some magic on your fave leather jacket, creating floral designs using bold paint colours across the shoulders, on elbow patches or a larger elaborate piece on the back. Alternatively, tattoo style designs always look good featuring neo-traditional tigers, pin up girls or simply your name in an elaborate font.
The Insta snap: Simply leave this pretty piece on the hanger or lay it out on the floor or a table and snap a picture in good light – a white background is preferable #paintedleather
90s TV & music
An oversized leather jacket, worn over a retro sweatshirt and ripped jeans is the perfect way of replicating classic 90s style and a more unusual way to wear that key piece of outerwear.
Opt for brands such as Champion, Dunlop and retro adidas or Reebok to team with your evergreen leather – you can pick up actual ‘vintage’ pieces from sites such as eBay or your local charity shop or look out for retro ranges from the brands themselves.
As well as taking inspiration from old American sitcoms, grunge was a huge scene in the 90s. Mix things up with a piece of outerwear such as a men’s military jacket – think Neo from The Matrix style – worn over a retro band t-shirt tucked into Mom jeans, with chunky boots to finish.
The Insta snap: Throw this outfit on, grab a takeaway coffee and get some candid outfit snaps around your local park #90sbabe
The leather jacket instantly creates a badass, rocker vibe but team it with a super feminine pleated skirt and printed blouse and you’ll turn this conception on its head. Opt for pastel shades, such as a lilac skirt with a soft yellow blouse and team these with a tough looking leather jacket draped over the shoulders.
The Insta snap: You definitely need a pretty floral backdrop for this snap, pose in a local garden or even your own when it’s sunny out #summerloving
Joggers aren’t just reserved for the gym these days, they are the perfect choice when it comes to adopting an athleisure style, by adding them into a look with heeled sandals, a plain cami and finished off with a soft leather jacket. Look for dark coloured joggers featuring a statement striped pleat or a bold elasticated waistband – a little unusual but also comfy and stylish.
The Insta snap: Best for that casual Sunday morning update, featuring just your body and a caption listing all the things you intend on getting done that day #bossedit
Now it’s time to try out some of these more unusual leather jacket styles, be sure to take plenty of photos to share with your followers!