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How to Style the AW19 Leather Jacket for Everyday Occasions

December 25, 2019

If we learned anything from the Autumn/Winter 2019/20 shows, we learned that one key piece is making a serious comeback this season. Step forward, the AW19 leather jacket.

We saw Matrix-inspired long coats at Tom Ford and Alexander McQueen and then cute, short versions at Salvatore Ferragamo. There were even bold blazers championed at Marco de Vincenzo, which collectively made fashionistas everywhere lust after leather jacket luxe.

Whether you’ve already got a leather jacket in your wardrobe or you’re considering making the investment, read on to find out how to style the AW19 leather jacket for everyday occasions.

Biker-Esque

Firstly, did you hear that nineties-influenced grunge is back in full force?

If so, you’ll know that the AW19 leather jacket plays a key part in this movement. Especially when it’s teamed with high-waisted mom or skinny-fit jeans and a slogan t-shirt that screams, “I’m with the band.”

Simply add “couldn’t-care-less” mirrored sunglasses and naturally wavy hair for an aesthetic that would make even the likes of Courtney Love jealous.

AW19 Grunge

JACKET – TOPSHOP / JEANS – THE WAREHOUSE, NZ (similar) / TOP – THE WAREHOUSE, NZ (similar) / TRAINERS – COTTON ON, NZ (similar) / BAG – VINTAGE (similar) / SUNGLASSES – PRIMARK (similar)

Seventies-Style

If you paid attention to the AW19 catwalks, you’ll also know that the seventies era is currently providing major inspo for all designers.

Even though this season is primarily about frumpy, middle-class fashion and tweed twinsets, there were still subtle nods to the bohemian and disco motifs that we know and love from seasons past.

To turn heads for all the right reasons on the high street, use your AW19 leather jacket as the perfect bougie piece to polish off a seventies-inspired look that features flares, heeled boots and a sunshine yellow striped jumper.

If you’re anything like me, you could even throw in sparkly disco-influenced hair-clips for good measure. Groovy, baby.

Seventies Style

JACKET – AS BEFORE / JUMPER – COTTON ON, NZ (similar) / TROUSERS – COTTON ON, NZ (similar) / BAG – FOREVER 21 (similar) / HAIR CLIP – COTTON ON, NZ (similar)

With Activewear

Similarly, the athleisure trend that hit the style scene a few seasons ago isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

You can use the AW19 leather jacket as a way of dressing up activewear for running errands or grabbing a coffee with friends.

Personally, I love to style mine with Adidas three-stripe leggings, a boyfriend-style t-shirt, chunky trainers and oversized sunglasses for a super cool yet super casual look.

AW19 Leather Jacket Athleisure 1

JACKET, BAG, SUNGLASSES & SHOES – AS BEFORE / TEE – COTTON ON, NZ (similar) / LEGGINGS – ADIDAS

With Knitwear

Finally, a very simple way to style the AW19 leather jacket is with your favourite pair of jeans, a snugly jumper or sweatshirt and flat ankle boots.

Why? Well, that’s what I call comfy and cosy winter fashion at its finest.

AND it ties into one of this season’s hottest trends that derived from the catwalks of The Row, Jil Sander and Loewe: minimalistic chic. I’m obsessed.

AW19 Leather Jacket 2

JACKET – MONKI (similar) / JUMPER – MATALAN (similar) / JEANS – ASOS / BOOTS – VINTAGE (similar) / BAG – COACH (similar) / GLASSES – MOSCHINO

Embracing an AW19 Leather Jacket from Now Until Forever

To sum up, whatever design that you decide to adopt this season, always remember that the black leather jacket is considered a staple in any modern woman’s wardrobe.

It’s versatile and it can dress up an otherwise dull outfit in a moment’s notice. But most importantly, it will NEVER go out of fashion.

And that’s exactly why it’s such a good investment to have as part of your AW19 style repertoire and beyond.

How are you styling the AW19 leather jacket? Do you have just one key piece or a couple? Let me know in the comments!

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