Leather Jacket Outfit Ideas

A black leather jacket is timeless, and it always add that perfect “cool factor” to any outfit. It matches with pretty much everything in your closet, from an easy pair of jeans and a t-shirt to a dress or jumpsuit. I’m all about hard-working wardrobe essentials, and for as long as I can remember I’ve always had at least one black leather jacket hanging in my closet. Here are 7 black leather jacket outfit ideas for you to copy this season. (But in my opinion, the options are truly endless!)

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Leather Jacket Outfit Ideas

There are several styles of leather jackets out there. You can get everything from a moto or biker jacket to a shirt jacket and even a leather blazer.

They all offer a slightly different vibe, but if you’re looking to invest in your first leather jacket, you can’t go wrong with the classic black leather moto jacket.

Genuine leather jackets are investment pieces, they’re highly durable and last for years. When taken care of properly, you can really have a leather jacket for decades.

However, if you’re not looking to make that kind of investment, there are still plenty of other durable, quality faux leather jackets out there.

Here are my favorite ways to style a leather jacket:

Cropped Black Leather Jacket and Jeans

This is a classic casual leather jacket outfit: a simple t-shirt, some jeans, and heeled ankle booties. If you’re looking for an even more casual look, swap out the heeled ankle boots for some sneakers. My preference here would be a pair of high-top Converse sneakers.

This style from AGOLDE is one of my denim fits. It’s a slim straight cut so the legs aren’t too skinny or too wide – just right.

Leather Jacket with Black Jeans and Booties

Black and white will forever be a winning combination. It provides a high-contrast, classic look.

This looks is simple, but it’s the perfect balance between casual and polished thanks to crisp black skinny jeans and a button down shirt.

Over a Sweater Dress

For an easy, elevated casual outfit, pair your leather jacket with a sweater dress. This is a perfect way to style a dress in fall. In winter when it’s colder, wear tall, knee-high boots with tights for extra warmth.

An all-black outfit, especially with a leather jacket, is always chic.

leather jacket outfit ideas

As a Blazer Over a Dress

If you’re looking for a dressed-up leather jacket option, try a leather blazer. This faux leather blazer is an affordable way to wear a trendier style.

A leather blazer has a more streamlined cut and more minimal details than its moto counterpart, making it a great option for dressed up settings.

For date night, try a leather blazer with a slip dress and heels. For a more professional approach, try a pair of slim cut pants or wide leg trousers and a blouse.

Maxi Dress with Leather Jacket

For a more street-style look, pair maxi dress with an oversized leather jacket.

I always love outfits that incorporate opposing elements. This maxi dress is feminine and dainty, but leather boots and a matching leather jacket give it a tomboy edge.

leather jacket outfit idea for fall

Paired with a Mini Dress and Cowboy Boots

A mini dress also works with a black leather jacket.

To switch things up, go for a fun cowboy boot here and show off your shoes!

Layered with a Jumpsuit and Lug Sole Boots

This outfit is the perfect casual, weekend look. The lug sole boots perfectly align with the utilitarian details of the jumpsuit and leather jacket.

I love these waterproof boots; they’re one of my go-to NYC shoes and great for fall and winter, in rain, and even in light snow.

My Favorite Leather Jackets

How to Take Care of a Leather Jacket

Real leather jackets have huge lifespans when cared for properly. To avoid cracking or fading, use a leather conditioner with a soft cloth on your jacket periodically to keep it in great shape. This will help keep the lather soft and supple, and looking like new.

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Hi, I'm Camille! I'm a bi-coastal blogger splitting my time between LA and NYC and sharing elevated, yet relatable ideas so that you can achieve your most stylish life.

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  1. 5.23.24

    I loved this post! I’ve been thinking of getting a leather jacket for ages, and this has totally convinced me to take the plunge. I love how you’ve shown so many different ways to style a leather jacket – from casual with jeans and a t-shirt to dressed up with a dress or jumpsuit. And I totally agree, a black leather jacket is timeless and adds that perfect ‘cool factor’ to any outfit.