That staple in your closet is more versatile than you think—here’s how to style a leather jacket for any occasion.

By Flavia Nunez
August 27, 2019
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Kevin Sweeney
Kevin Sweeney

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Start with the jacket and... add a dress and heels

Transition your favorite floral dress from spring to fall with a camel suede belt, matching bag, and moto jacket. Metallic details add polish.

To buy: Ikat Paintbrush Silk Jacquard Dress, $595; rebeccataylor.com.
Lizzie Fortunato Louise Belt, $200; shopbop.com.
Mini Fiona Hoops, $75; mignonnegavigan.com.
Refined Suede Bag, $119; talbots.com.
High Suzanne Heels, $210; sezane.com (coming soon).

Kevin Sweeney

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...Add Leopard-Print Pants

A white top and black leather jacket bring balance and sophistication to statement-making patterned jeans.

To buy: Mock Neck Shell, $50; anntaylor.com.
Leopard Print Skinny Jean, $99; macys.com.
Animal Collar Necklace, $60; chicos.com.
Dash Cuff Bracelet, $74; shopsoko.com.
Beata Studded Bucket Bag, $178; usa.frenchconnection.com (coming soon).
Hara Bootie, $185; nordstrom.com.

Kevin Sweeney

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...Add a Midi Skirt and Boots

Mixing colors makes doubling up on leather feel modern. Wear the jacket with a menswear-inspired midi skirt and tall croc-embossed boots for a rich, textured look.

To buy: Western Denim Shirt, $175; 7forallmankind.com.
Leyla Skirt, $598; lafayette148ny.com.
Leather Triangular Earrings, $39; cosstores.com (coming soon).
Brooklyn Crossbody, $198; botkier.com.
Goldy Tall Boots, $695; loefflerrandall.com.

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