When thinking about fall fashion, what first comes to mind for you? Are you dreaming of all the trends you’re going to try? Or finding the perfect pair of boots? For me, the first thing that always comes to mind is outwear—’tis the season, after all. Cooler temperatures allow us to finally break out the blazers, trench coats, or even the winter coats. It’s an exciting time (especially if you love layering) because you can finally focus on finding that perfect jacket for fall. What that means is purely up to your personal preferences, but based on my premonitions, I’m guessing there’s one style that will stand out this fall for many people: leather jackets.
While leather always makes a comeback each fall (it is timeless), this season’s runway collections took this textile into even edgier territory. Across the board, there was a focus on what our editorial team has dubbed “heavy-duty leather”—either pieces that looked very worn-in or head-to-toe showstopping leather outfits. Leather jackets were everywhere, from Miu Miu to Diesel to Alexander McQueen to Blumarine, regardless of the brand’s aesthetic.
However, it’s not just the runway that’s brought leather jackets back into the conversation; it’s shown up in our social feeds and at our favorite retailers, further legitimizing this outwear as a must-have for fall. But if you have yet to be sold, you’ll want to keep reading, as I’ve broken down the five best leather jacket styles to shop right now. From bomber jackets to biker jackets, there’s surely a leather outerwear style that you won’t be able to stop thinking about (or wearing).