I have no qualms about saying that I love the colder seasons. I’m all about fall and winter—the fashion for these two seasons is EVERYTHING. Who else agrees? I love looking cozy and cute in my favorite chunky sweater, leggings, and thigh-high boots in the winter. Or, how about wearing dark denim, chunky boots, an oversized sweater, and a leather jacket during autumn? That outfit sounds just perfect!
Although there aren’t a lot of these pieces that you can take with you into the warmer months, there is one item that you can take right from fall/winter into spring/summer, without a doubt.: the leather jacket! Just when you thought that there weren’t many ways you can style a dark leather (or pleather) jacket during the days that it is bright and sunny, and when no one wants to think about jackets, we’re about to change that for you.
Here are 5 ways to style your leather jacket this summer rock this staple piece like a true star!
1. The Skater Dress
The summer screams for skater dresses. They’re not only cute and flirty, but they flow perfectly and are the perfect length for any time of day—wear ’em to brunch, a shopping trip with the girls, or be extra cute during your date with your skater dress on. Now, you can take the fashion quotient up a notch by throwing a leather jacket on top to complete your look. Carry one with you, you never know when you’ll need a little leather when the summer nights get a little crisp.
2. The Denim Shorts
Just like white tees usually come out during the warmer months, so do denim shorts, right? Right! So, what’s better than pairing your denim shorts with your white tee? Throwing a leather jacket into the mix, of course! Although the white tee and denim shorts combination is a summer classic, it’s what a lot of millennials call “basic.” So, jump off the basic bandwagon and add some edge to your look with a spunky leather jacket. You’ll love it, and so will everyone else!
3. The Neon Skirt
Neon is the IT trend right now. And, just in case you missed it, take a look to see how the Kardashian and Jenners are painting the town red in neon colors. Why not you get on that trend too? But, I suggest adding a bit of your own flair to it. Say, perhaps, a leather jacket? A-line skirts never go out of style, especially when it comes to summer bridal showers and outdoor weddings. So, the next time you want to make a statement, opt for a neon skirt (or neon ANYTHING for that matter) and layer with your favorite jacket. You’ll be turning heads, guaranteed!
4. The Mustard Jacket
This one is unique and PERFECT for the summer. We always think of leather jackets coming in black and brown, but with warmer temperatures upon us, feel free to experiment with the color of your jacket as well. Mustard is all the rage right now, so pick one up and pair it with your favorite summer outfit this year. You can even opt for an all white and mustard look, too. It’s classy and chic.
5. The Wide-Legged Trousers
We all reserve our wide-legged trousers with the Spring/Summer because you just can’t wear them in the snow—they’ll have snow and slush all over them in a matter of minutes. So, now your fave pants are out, you can always dress down these trousers with a chic leather jacket. You can wear your trousers to work, and then dress ’em down for drinks during happy hour by draping the jacket over your shoulders—you don’t even have to WEAR it! One of my personal favorites this year.