Autumn transition pieces: leather jacket



Daria Werbowy photorgaphed by Patrick Demarchelier for the September issue of Vogue UK wearing gorgeous Balenciaga jacket

Leather jacket was the very first thing I acquired after moving to England almost a decade ago. Coming from a country where most leather items were black, resembled a bulky armour and looked very KGB, I was excited about something completely different. Buying a jacket was, in fact, my husband’s idea who said that I simply couldn’t be without it. He then took me to the shops and after an hour long search, I finally found myself at Nine West trying on a classic leather blazer – light and buttery soft, in a delicious shade of cream that somehow matched my highlights.

I wore it for years until it became too obvious that the beloved treasure got a size too big for me. Although the jacket had to retire in my wardrobe, the love for that softness and my need for something so incredibly versatile remained. Eventually I ended up with a duo of a tan blazer and a shorter and frillier ivory design that were perfect for throwing over a light silk dress or wearing with a pair of jeans and cosy cashmere sweater whether it was a crisp winter day, cool summer evening or sun-kissed dreamy autumn gorgeousness.

I love my leather jackets very much. They get a lot of wear and mix well anything as a proof that once you find something that suits your style and wardrobe, it will become almost literally a timeless item.  

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Where to buy: 1. Yvory  leather pleated detail jacket, Forzieri (£496), 2. Cropped leather biker jacket, Mango (£39 Was £115), 3. Lyra leather biker jacket, Muubaa (£210 Was £389), 4. Aylish weave leather jacket, Reiss (£450), 5. Zipped leather biker jacket, Rick Owens (£1199), 6. Britt leather biket jacket, Bastyan (£295), 7. Brown leather trench coat, Forzieri (£1363), 8. Tan leather blazer, Vince (£369 Was £880), 9. Draped leather jacket, Aula Aila (£1473).

Photo source: Vogue UK September 2013 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier, styling: Kate Phelan)

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  1. I lived without a leather jacket - or rather, between leather jackets - for a long time. As a teenager I was lucky to acquire a vintage leather jacket from the 1960s from one of my elderly neighbours. I wore it far more than she had, until the lining gave out and I finally had to give it up. I had loved it so much that nothing, it seemed, could replace it. I finally found something suitable last year in Rome; it was love at first sight and I can't believe I went so long without!

  2. I am a huge fam pf leather jackets too!

  3. I have a black collarless jacket which is a staple in my wardrobe too.. I like your selection!
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  4. I like the detailing on number 9 and how it looks quite sophisticated.


  5. Hi Natalia! I'm curious to see how it was your first leather jacket. I also love this garment, is so versatile and gives you a cool rock mood with every kind of style. As you well said, a good one is a timeless item in your wardrobe. Among these my fav are the Mango and Muubaa ones:) Kisses dear, have a lovely weekend! xo

  6. I like a lot of the classic ones!


  7. great post!

  8. I'm crazy for leather jackets too. They look so cool and are so versatile.Love your selection. My favs 2 and 5 but they all look great.

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  9. Your old leather jacket served you well! Leather jackets in black feel more classic while leather jackets in colors feel more fun and fashion forward. Fab picks!

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  10. Natalia, these are some BEAUTIES!!! I love colored leather! No one does jackets like over there in Europe. I only have a black and brown one. I want some color in my life! :) The only hard thing is making a decision as to what color! HAHAHAHA GORGEOUS!

  11. I agree a leather jacket is a timeless item! Love the beautiful soft color ones you have here! Leather doesn't always have to be black!


  12. Natalia,

    I am absolutely big fan of a little leather jacket...
    Wich you can combine almost with all different clothes.That´s so true: timeless item!:)))*

    I can't believe that this jacket(numb.2)can by for so low price at this moment....I like this model.
    And how stylish is those numb.9!!!

    Thankyou so much for your visit and for your kind comment:)*

    Wish you beautiful weekend,


  13. Favolosa questa giaca!

  14. Perfect jacket selection for autumn ^^

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  15. they are all so beautiful!

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  16. Замечательная подборка, очень приятные вещи. Особенно понравился самый первый, цвета слоновой кости.
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  17. great article!:) love biker jackets♥ I followed you on bloglovin(petra lorencová)♥ you can follow me back if you'd like;) Kisses!

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  18. I also love them, just bought one in Mango) Amazing selection, never had a jacket made from light leather.

  19. I like this post. Those leather jackets are gorgeous.

  20. Number 6 is perfectiooonnnn!!!! I love the idea of leather jackets, but can you believe I don't actually own a real leather one? Every single season I try them on, decide to wait until the sale and then I forget about it :) Need to buy one this winter!!! Remind me about it? haha :p Btw I imagine it's a great memory that you bought your first leather jacket when you came to England :)
    Hope you're having a great weekend Natalia! Enjoy the last days of summer :)


  21. You described the story of the purchase of your first leather jacket so lovely, dear Natalia! What a pity that this jacket is now to big for you ... I can´t live without leather jackets, too, and I don´t know how many I own ;) Especially for the Bavarian weather the material is perfect and I´m looking forward to my next leather jacket, too, so many thanks for your great selection!

    Wish you a wonderful rest of the weekend.

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  22. I love a great leather- I collected a few this year. Hard to resist.


  23. i loveeee all these jackets!!! so beautiful :D

  24. A black leather jacket is at the top of my shopping wish list for fall right now.

  25. A leather jacket entered into my wardrobe for the first time only two years ago. After looking everywhere for a model that could be both casual and feminine, my parents found the perfect one at a local fair (made in Tuscany by local artisans!) and gave it to me as a Christmas present. It's one of my favourite items and since it is black I would be more than happy to welcome another one in tan or light taupe, so your beautiful selection gives me plenty of inspiration! Take care, Caterina

  26. I love leather for fall! I LOVE all the jackets you picked. I've never seen leather trench coats, but love that idea. I love the color of number 2 and number 6. It's so classic and chic. I love the moto style and the quilted sleeves. I also love number 9!! It's girly, yet edgy with the leather.


  27. Such an amazing leather jackets collection it alot ....
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