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How to style a leather jacket this winter

Pair it with a turtle neck sweater and chinos for an easy look or add it to a floral dress for an edgy look
Last Updated : 19 November 2019, 12:48 IST
Last Updated : 19 November 2019, 12:48 IST
Last Updated : 19 November 2019, 12:48 IST
Last Updated : 19 November 2019, 12:48 IST

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Leather jackets can be paired with almost everything for a stylish and edgy look. This winter, keep your wardrobe classy yet sassy with these styling tips for leather jackets. For MenLeather jackets are the perfect proportion of masculinity, style, attitude and heritage, making them timeless, quality pieces that will always be fashionable.Synonymous with punks, pilots and motorcycle riders, a leather jacket is quite versatile in nature.Brown leather flight jackets were worn by the early aviators and the military, most notably the German Air Force in World War I. It became prominent in the early 1900s and the contemporary design of it appeared in 1928.The intent was to avoid motorbike accidents and injuries. Eventually, it became more of a style statement.Here are five looks men can try: The most iconic pairing; try wearing a black leather jacket with a white T-shirt and raw denim. This look is casual and perfect for day-to-day occasions. A brown leather jacket with a turtle neck sweater and blue chinos is a casual option. A red colour jacket with a white chino looks dressy but is also suited for casual occasions and is easy to pull off too. On the other hand, an easy spin-off to the same leather jacket can begiven by pairing it with skinny blue jeans.For WomenThe leather jacket and its many variations have found a permanent place in every woman’s closet, and rightly so. It is a staple that every wardrobe needs as a finishing touch to any outfit. It’s innate practicality and versatility have made it the unofficial uniform for the “modern-day it-girl”.It was the rise of the supermodels in the ‘90s that perpetuated a new wave of casual-chic fashion and made a leather jacket a must-have for all women. Perfect for any season, this winter, here are a few ways you can style your leather jacket.For a casual look, opt for a leather jacket worn over a jumper or hoodie with a pair of jeans. You can also add it to a floral dress for an edgy look. Try wearing it with a cute feminine skirt and white sneakers, or pair with a ‘Clueless’ inspired skirt and boots for a peppy look. You can also throw it on a plain white or graphic t-shirt and denim to make the outfit look more put together.Pair of trousers and button-down to get an edgy office look or pair with a sleek midi dress for a night out.Make a chic and cozy outfit by adding it to a turtleneck and boots for that cold winter night. It can even be paired with a bold-printed bottom to streamline the look.Make things interesting by wearing a leather jacket over a thin, thigh-grazing shirt. Lastly, just toss one over the shoulders for a nonchalance that works with any outfit.(The author is an in-house stylist of Limeroad)

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Published 19 November 2019, 12:48 IST

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