Sweater weather may be creeping up on us, but let’s not forget that this time of year also brings about one of our other favorite pieces of clothing: the leather jacket. Since autumnal temperatures can vary, especially from day and night, layering is key — and that’s where this versatile topper comes into play.
From shearling-collared numbers to oversized trench styles, there’s so much more to leather jackets than the signature motorcycle style. The only problem? The best leather jackets can cost as much as your monthly rent because of the high-quality fabric. That’s why, regardless of your budget, we’ve rounded up the best minimalistic, totally out-there, and everything-in-between options to get you in the fall mood. Eye-catching colors, fringe detailing, and quirky motifs? You name it. The best leather jacket is only a click away.
Consider this your reminder of how pragmatic and versatile leather jackets really are, and why you should have one (or 10) in your closet at all times.
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BLANKNYC Fresh Start Moto Jacket, $, available at Shopbop
Quince 100% Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $, available at Quince
Barney’s Originals Clara Real Leather Jacket, $, available at ASOS
Mauritius Leather | Free People Christy Moto Jacket, $, available at Free People
Bernardo Leather Moto Jacket, $, available at Nordstrom
Zara Leather Jacket, $, available at Zara
Maje Bexol Fringe Sleeve Leather Jacket, $, available at Bloomingdale’s
Karen Millen Leather Signature Moto Jacket, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
Mango Shearling-Lined Leather Jacket, $, available at Mango
J.Crew Collection Cropped Lady Jacket In Leather, $, available at J.Crew
Madewell Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $, available at Madewell
AllSaints Ryder Leather Jacket, $, available at AllSaints
Acne Studios Leather-Trimmed Shearling Jacket, $, available at Net-A-Porter
Nanushka Cropped Zip-Up Jacket, $, available at Farfetch
Stella McCartney Cream Fringed Vegetarian Leather Jacket, $, available at Net-A-PorterUnder $150
Bershka Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $, available at Bershka
Blank NYC Vegan Leather Moto Jacket, $, available at BlankNYC
Zara Contrasting Biker Jacket, $, available at ZaraPhoto Courtesy of Zara.
ASOS CURVE Curve Ultimate Leather-Look Biker Jacket, $, available at ASOSPhoto Courtesy of ASOS.$150-$300
Mango Pockets leather jacket, $, available at MangoPhoto Courtesy of Mango.
Avec Les Filles Faux Shearling Biker Jacket, $, available at Nordstrom
Genuine People Leather Moto Jacket, $, available at Genuine PeoplePhoto Courtesy of Genuine People.
Topshop Leather Biker Jacket, $, available at TopshopPhoto Courtesy of Topshop.$300 – $500
& Other Stories Patent Leather Biker Jacket, $, available at & Other StoriesPhoto Courtesy of & Other Stories.
The Five The Neo Jacket, $, available at The FivePhoto Courtesy of The Five Shop.
Pixie Market Vegan Leather Trench Coat, $, available at Pixie MarketPhoto Courtesy of Pixie Market.
AllSaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, $, available at RevolvePhoto Courtesy of Revolve.$500 – $750
Nanushka Hide Puffer Jacket, $, available at ShopbopPhoto Courtesy of Shopbop.
Ganni Angela Leather Biker Jacket, $, available at Farfetch
Understated Leather Western Leather Jacket, $, available at Free People
Joie Fayana Mixed Media Faux-Fur Collar Moto Jacket, $, available at Saks Fifth AvenuePhoto Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.$750+
Rejina Pyo Olivia Faux Leather Jacket, $, available at Need SupplyPhoto Courtesy of Need Supply.
Wilfred Free Joan Shearling Jacket, $, available at AritziaPhoto Courtesy of Aritzia.
The Arrivals Moya Mini, $, available at The ArrivalsPhoto Courtesy of The Arrivals.
Vince Leather Cross Front Jacket, $, available at AmazonPhoto Courtesy of Amazon.$300-$500
Forget pocket zips, we’re saying yes to zip-up collars.
Linea Pelle Triple Zip Crop Leather Jacket, $525 $369, available at Linea Pelle.My, what big pockets you have.
Whistles Claudia Pocket Leather Bomber, $, available at WhistlesGive your outerwear a Jekyll-and-Hyde twist.
T by Alexander Wang Bomber Jacket, $, available at Bernard BoutiqueNeed an instant tan?
Band of Outsiders Leather Bomber Jacket, $, available at Les NouvellesIt’s solid like marble.
Muubaa Paso Monochrome Marble Bonded Leather Biker Jacket, $, available at MuubaaAn alabaster zip-up to usher in spring.A chic homage to your dad’s bowling team.
Unique Striped Leather Jacket, $, available at TopshopIf the light-pink fur collar doesn’t convince you to buy immediately, this coat is also reversible. (Two-in-one!)
Zara Reversible Leather Jacket, $229, available at Zara.Dusty blues won’t get you down.
VEDA Dali Classic Jacket, $, available at VEDAFile under: A creative leather jacket that isn’t a biker.
Pixie Market Leather Cargo Belted Jacket, $165, available at Pixie Market.
Mackage Florica-S5 Cobalt Spring Leather Moto Jacket, $, available at MackageWear it with or without the removable hood. It’s the ultimate layering illusion.
Mackage Yoana Jacket, $890, available at Mackage.Nothing like a little surprise from behind.
Eloquii Studio Applique Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $159.90, available at Eloquii.$750-$900
Pink’s the word when this biker babe’s in town.
Maje Leather Jacket, $, available at Bloomingdale’sWe’ll wear any jacket that comes in boysenberry, just so we can say boysenberry.
BB Dakota Newell Washed Leather Jacket, $350, $210, available at Shopbop.$900 and over
A minimalist’s dream jacket.
IRO Wamiel Leather Jacket, $, available at IroIf a khaki trench and a leather jacket had a baby…
Oak + Fort Jacket F18, $198, available at Oak + Fort.A little reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s Beat It video, but that’s not a bad thing.
Topshop Cropped Leather Jacket, $360, available at Topshop.See By Chloé Shearling Collar Aviator Jacket, $It’s like icing on the cake to any outfit.
Elizabeth and James Coryln Jacket, $, available at ShopbopYour favorite denim jacket style, but in leather.
Just Female Cam Leather Jacket, $347, available at Need Supply Co.Well-cut and, more importantly, well-fitting.
Topshop Ultimate Biker Jacket, $400, available at Topshop.Go on, play with texture.
Ganni Lloyd Biker Jacket, $615.79, available at Ganni.Pucker up.
JN by JN LLOVET Lips All Over Leather Jacket, $840, $588, available at Shopbop.$750+
Crafted with journalist Anne-France Dautheville in mind, get the matching pants to feel just as badass as she is.
Chloe Paneled Leather Jacket, $3,250, $1,300, available at Net-A-Porter.The warmest leather jacket ever made.
Sandy Liang Rivington Jacket, $2,648, $1,584, available at Shopbop.Here’s proof a black leather jacket doesn’t need to be boring.
Mira Mikati Pick Me Hand Painted Leather Jacket, $2,160, $1,295.48, available at Nordstrom.You can add layers for days under this large boxy jacket.
MISBHV Berlin Oversize Leather Bomber Jacket, $853.47, available at MISBHV.
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