3 Reasons Why You Need A Leather Jacket
For the longest time I've been reluctant to invest in a real leather jacket. I was pretty content with cheaper alternatives from the high-street but to be honest if some of them manage to look good none of them feel nearly as soft and buttery as the real deal. Last year when I was in Miami I entered a All Saints boutique for the very first time and this is when my addiction started... I've acquired a few more since then and they've become real basics in my wardrobe.
I have to admit, I almost cried when I handed over 500$ to the sales assistant but oh it was one of the best decision I've made fashion-wise. I've been really sensible in terms of what I buy for a couple of years now and it's really been quality over quantity since then. I'm aiming to get my perfect capsule wardrobe in the near future and although I'm not there yet I'm on my way. I would rather have a condensed wardrobe full of pieces I love rather than a closet full of crap and yet 'nothing to wear'.
Anyway, I'm digressing, more on that later...
At first I thought it would be a bit silly to invest in a leather jacket considering I live in the desert but as you might have seen on my Instagram in 2016 we've had the chance to travel regularly and I've worn it a lot. Also, I can totally make it work once December rolls around, especially for those chilly Dubai evenings. The weather in March was especially miserable this year and I got a lot of wear out of it.
Anyway, here are 3 reasons why I think you should have a leather jacket in your wardrobe if you are not convinced yet!
- It's versatile. You can wear it with skinny jeans and Converse, a little black dress and heels or a white shirt for work. It just partners perfectly with pretty much any outfit combination and add that little 'cool factor'. I even wore mine throughout my pregnancy. I tend to wear it open anyway so it works perfectly with a baby bump. :-)
- It's durable. If you invest in a quality piece it will last you for years and years to come. Just like a great handbag or a snazzy pair of shoes... Buying the right cut needs some thought but once you figure out what style looks best on you chances are you will wear it over and over again. A great leather jacket even wears better as time goes by. The more you wear it, the more buttery and soft it will feel.
- It's timeless. You can wear it all year round. Wether it's over a thick jumper in winter or over a little floral dress on a chilly summer evening, you will always have an occasion to crack it out! It's also a great piece to travel with as it doesn't crease. I always have mine in my carry-on when I travel and I'm not sure what the weather will be like at our arrival.
As I said my favorite place to shop for leather jackets is ALL SAINTS. It's a very dangerous place for my wallet! Not the cheapest but the quality is amazing. Some pieces in your wardrobe deserve a little splurge and I really think leather jackets should be one of them!
Do you own a leather jacket? Are you ready to splurge? :-)