Campus Couture: Leather Jackets Collegiate Style

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  • A leather jacket is one of those wardrobe staples that is always in style. It’s a simple must-have piece that will take you from classes to parties and adds a touch of rocker-chic to your style. You can test the waters with a cheap version, but if you love the look, don’t be afraid to invest in a nice one. You may have to put down a good bit of money up front, but it will definitely be worth it. A good leather jacket looks great with almost any outfit and will last you for years to come. The more you wear it, the more it becomes broken in and the better it looks.

    Not sure what to wear your jacket with? Read on for a few outfit ideas!

    Jeans are a natural first choice for outfitting a leather jacket because they work well with jeans of any kind. Pair your leather jacket with your favourite skinny jeans, a colorful flowing top, and booties for an edgy look. Prefer a looser fit jean? Baggy boy jeans also look great with a leather jacket. Try a T-shirt or button up shirt and then roll up the cuffs of your jeans to show off a pair of tough combat boots. This makes a great casual look for going from one class to another or hanging out with friends on the weekend.

    All boots look great with leather jackets. Experiment with different looks by pairing your jacket with booties, knee boots, flat boots, or chunky combat boots. And don’t be afraid to mix colours. You can absolutely pair brown boots with a black leather jacket! There are no rules against mixing black and brown together anymore, so don’t think that your options are limited.

    You don’t have to stick with jeans and boots for an edgy look. A leather jacket toughens up even the sweetest girlie dress. Take a floral A-line or empire waist dress and pair it with your leather jacket for a style that’s both sweet and tough. Add a pair of ballet flats to sweeten up the look even more. Don’t worry about it being too sweet or cute. The leather jacket always adds an edgy touch to balance out the sweetness.

    Leather jackets are also great for date night! Layer it over a super sexy dress. Any dress style will work with this look. Take a chance with a dress you might not feel comfortable in otherwise, such as a strapless style. The jacket will provide coverage while also creating an edgy touch to your sexy look. Add a pair of killer heels and pearls, and you have a great date night style.

    Or add lace to your outfit. A leather jacket layered over a lacy dress looks great with boots to finish off the tough chic look and kick your date night style up a few notches.

    Maybe you need a party look for your leather jacket? Pick your party dress and then add your leather jacket for a look that stands out from the crowd. A bandeau dress already has a tough and sexy look, and this is heightened with the addition of a leather jacket. A few edgy accessories–a thick bracelet cuff or several necklaces worn together–complete this tough party style.

    A leather jacket is also a great option for cooler weather when you need a coat. The leather will keep you warm and stylish at the same time. Add a scarf, warm tights, and a cozy knit hat for extra warmth and to soften the overall look. The leather jacket adds warmth without adding a lot of bulk. You can still look sleek, sexy, and tough as you trek across campus all through fall and winter with the right jacket.

    A leather jacket can be worn dozens of ways with almost any outfit in your wardrobe. It’s a piece every girl needs in her wardrobe to finish off a variety of looks. Leather jackets are trendy and hot right now, but they never truly go out of style. Invest in a good one in a cut and fit that flatters your body and you’ll reach for it again and again.

    Victoria Fleming is crazy about great style. She enjoys writing about fun and fresh looks for any occasion.

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