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What To Wear With A Leather Jacket: 10 Inspiring Looks

Wondering what to wear with a leather jacket? Well, how about something like this:

leather jacket fantasy styling Flare December 2011
Flare Magazine, December 2011; photo via fashionindustryarchive.com

OK, just kidding. While this type of editorial looks are oh-so-pretty in the pages of magazines, things are not that simple in real life. The truth is, there are countless ways to wear a leather jacket, depending on its style, color and shape, but also on the occasion.

You probably have a pretty clear idea about how to wear your leather jacket. But it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, so it might be time to try out something new. Here’s some inspiration to get you going: 10 out of the box looks, all of which involve a leather jacket. Enjoy:

01. Pair your leather jacket with.. jeans

01 leather jacket boyfriend jeans hat

This is the perfect look for the weekend, when you don’t feel like getting too dressed up, but going out looking frumpy isn’t an option either. The boyfriend jeans and the leather jacket look almost feminine when paired with a hat and some low heels, right?

02. Pair your leather jacket with… a short skirt

02 leather jacket short skirt

A simple and chic look that is easy to throw on and go, any day of the week. All you need is a bouncy skirt, a simple tee and a leather jacket and you’re good to go.

03. Pair your leather jacket with… a midi skirt and heels for a date night

03 leather jacket long flowy skirt

Dare to make an excellent first impression with a look that is neither too romantic, nor too boyish. The leather jacket will look softened up next to that delicate skirt – and his heart might do the same!

04. Pair your leather jacket with… a long skirt for daily wear

04 leather jacket long skirt daily wear

For this look, the key is pairing a maxi skirt with a distressed leather jacket. Perfect for running errands around town.

05. Pair your leather jacket with… a pencil skirt for a day at the office

05 leather jacket day at the office pencil skirt

Who said only blazers can pave your way to success? A leather jacket can look just as tough if chosen wisely. Go for a more ladylike style and pair it with a pencil skirt for a powerful office-ready look.

06. Pair your leather jacket with… a lace pencil skirt for dinner with the parents

06 leather jacket lace pencil skirt

This is a tricky one… keep it soft and feminine with a lace pencil skirt in a sweet color in order to balance out that leather jacket. Everyone around you will be smitten!

07. Pair your leather jacket with… sequins, for a special occasion

07 leather jacket sequins special occasion Ashley Madekwe

Add a whimsical touch to your look by wearing a sequin skirt with that leather jacket of yours. Just keep the rest of your look as simple as possible – you certainty don’t want to overdo it!

08. Pair your leather jacket with… a LBD for a formal occasion

08 leather jacket special occasion lbd

Looking clean, polished and on trend has never been easier. Choose a sleek little black dress and wear it with your regular leather jacket. For a pop of color, add red accessories and a red lip.

09. Pair your leather jacket with… shorts for Sunday brunch

09 leather jacket shorts

An easy and cool look that is perfect for the first part of the day. Plus, you’ll appreciate that it’s comfortable – nothing will ruin your disposition while swapping stories about the night before…

10. Pair your leather jacket with… a soft dress and boots for a gallery opening

10 leather jacket soft dress boots

This cool and edgy look would fit right in with the vibe of a newly opened gallery – but that’s not to say you couldn’t also wear it to the after-party! For the perfect mix of high and low, pair some wild booties with your otherwise delicate dress and step into the night.

Here’s one more suggestion on what to wear with a leather jacket, for when you feel like being extra fabulous. Because… why not?!

11 leather jacket red tulle

10 Greatest Men’s Fashion Trends From the Golden Decade of the 90s

The decade of the glorious 1990s is not too far back in time and talking about fashion trends in such a close past is interesting because we have been there and done that. We can identify with it even today and the memory and charm of that bygone period still lingers in our subconscious.

The Time of Global Changes and Transformations

1990s witnessed a huge shift in trends and fashion. This shift was characterized by the rejection of fashion of the 80s, 70s, 60s and decades before. We were out with the old and in with new. Body modification such as branding, piercings and tattoos became very prominent among people and the “casual” look took centre stage with spot lights on t-shirts, shorts, jeans, trainers, sweatshirts and hoodies. We owe it to the 90s for the casual look which we sport anywhere and everywhere today.

The 90s also played host to changes such as relaxation in the dress code of the corporate world and the sharing of ideas globally through technological platforms.

Minimalism Becomes a Trend

The 70s and 80s were all about excess, grandeur, glitz and glamour and all these factors found very little place in the fashion trends of 1990s. Although not everyone adopted it, a more minimalist approach prominently emerged in the 90s. The 90s were more of a subdued period with men preferring more casual and relaxed dressing. Casuals like blue jeans and t-shirts were the choice of the majority.

So are you ready then? Let us welcome you to a decade gone by – the splendid 90s. Take as much time you want to soak yourself up in the fashion trends of the 90s. Catch a glimpse of what men preferred in the 90s with the top 10 famous trends of 1990s.

1. The Leather Macho Look

Men in the 90s enjoyed wearing skin tight and body hugging outfits. Leather jackets, leather coats and leather pants were in vogue. The leather look suited men with a tough and macho personality as it brought out their wild and rough side. The army jacket, bomber jackets, biker jackets and black leather jackets were in high demand.

The ladies too seemed to have loved this look with the amount of attention and the fan base that rock stars clad in leather enjoyed. Well the good news is, ladies still do love this look. We’re giving you ideas, aren’t we?

2. Grungy Flannelled Shirts

The trend of the grungy flannel shirts began with the onset of grungy punk rock music in the early 1990s. Plaid flannel shirts were the craze not only among men but also among women too. The somewhat loosely fitting flannelled shirts were preferred by many men who loved the warmth of the thick fabric against their skin. The brightly colored checks of this fabric were a slight reminder of the loud colors of the 70s and 80s and it did look good on men. These shirts made for a good cow boy look, more or less. Plaid flannel shirts looked best paired with classic blue jeans and men’s boot for a complete country cow boy look.

3. The Fun and Light Hearted Aloha and Paisley Shirts

Although the bold colors and bright prints of the Hawaiian shirt became a fashion rage in 1990s, the 70s have a much bigger role to play in the Hawaiian shirt trend. Men loved this look for the casualness it brought with it. It has always been and will always be a light hearted and fun look, but in no way did the vivid prints make it seem feminine. No wonder the trend got so popular.

Aloha shirts with bold prints were a popular trend. Paisley shirts with fine designs, prints and bold colors were also a rage among men in the 90s. They paired these with jeans as well as formal trousers and though the look seems pretty retro to us now, it was one of the hottest trends of the 1990s.

4. Baggy Trousers and Jeans

Hip-hop music gained immense popularity in the United States in 90s. Its influence was prominent among many aspects, one of them being fashion. Men’s fashion came to be largely dominated by the influence of the Hip Hop culture.

The Hip Hop Style is characterized by looseness and bagginess. Loose fitting jeans, trousers and pants known as baggy jeans or baggy pants were among the styles popularized by the hip hop and rap music movement. Colors like grey, blue and black in all their shades were in the forefront of this style. An eccentric and somewhat stigmatized form of wearing baggy jeans that emerged in the 1990s is the low waist trousers with boxer shorts on display.

5. Overalls with Straps Down

 

Although this trend emerged in the 80s, but the trend of wearing overalls with one strap down was popularized by Will Smith in the 1990s sitcom the Fresh Prince of Bell Air. This trend hit men’s fashion like a craze. Every second and third person you saw in the United States was smitten by this fashion and we’re sure you were probably smitten too.

6. Baseball Caps

The baseball cap look was a favorite among sport lovers. The 1990s saw an overflow of baseballs caps where men sported these not only with casual attire, but with formal attire as well.

7. Sporty Shoes

 

The decades gone by saw loafers and formal shoes with laces for men, but 1990s brought a huge change in men’s footwear with sports shoes taking all the focus. Sports shoes began to be worn not only on the field or on the court, but became a part of the daily life of an American man.

8. One Pant Rolled Up Look

 

This look certainly makes us wonder what were the men back then thinking. Did they try to copy pelicans that stood on one foot by making it seem like they have only one leg on display? Well, whatever it may be, we’re glad this trend got lost in times.

9. Mood Rings

We wonder if these rings actually worked by changing colors according to the wearer’s moods but it surely sold like hot cakes back in the 1990s with men and women alike sporting these rings.

10. Graphic Tees

Graphic Tees which are so immensely popular today originated in the 90s and we’re glad they did. Graphic tees were the perfect casual street looked and we fell in love with this trend from Day 1. Just like they say you should save the best for last, so did we!

The 90s were not a period of fads. The 90s were a period of emerging fashions, which stayed with us and became part of our day-to-day lives. All that we wear today has its roots in the 1990s – the golden years in the history of fashion.