Although the end of December is near, it’s hardly cold outside, so we understand if you feel reluctant to reach for your heaviest winter parka. Instead, why not wear a leather jacket that is anything but basic? Here are our three favorite picks that will keep you warm (but not too warm) and still stand out from the crowd.
First up, we have Sandy Liang’s slick patent leather jacket, with a lining that includes sweet swirls of Jodamo pink shearling. During the mild weather, this coat will slip right over a t-shirt and skinnies, but is also fit for brisk, cooler temps, when layered with a knit wool sweater and a beanie.
This brand has already been heralded for its street style prowess, but they just opened an online store, allowing girls all over snatch up these coveted styles. That includes this pink style, known as the Bowery Moto that retails for $2,300.
For a slightly more toned down version of Ms. Liang’s topper, in both style and price, consider a coat from La Bete. This new range from Turkey, which just launched for Fall 2015, promises merchandise made with only ethically sourced suede and leather. Further, the prices on this range start at $1,150.
Luckily, the mindful designs don’t skimp on style; bright pops of Toscana Lambs fur peeks out of classic moto style coats in lambskin leather and suede. These jackets might be trend-focused, but they also have the opportunity to turn into heirlooms, at least for those edgy family trees out there.
The warmest of this trio has to be Nour Hammour’s shearling number, whose classic trappings are given extra oomph thanks to a generous helping of studs. Two straps at the waist even streamline the silhouette, making a jacket of this heft a figure flattering piece.
Made entirely in France, this jacket jacket costs $2,165, but is well worth the price tag. Designed by friends and fellow alumni of Instituto Marangoni in Paris, Nour Hammour and Erin Conry Webb have focused their attention on designing one thing and one thing only: a great leather jacket. And that is a noble cause.