No word of a lie; I've spent the last two years contemplating the purchase of a leather blazer. I'm not one to part with cash flippantly, so an item with this sort of cost attached to it always requires a lot of consideration. I was so close to taking the shopping leap last autumn, but given the fact restrictions were still very much in place at the time, I decided against it. After all, if I were to buy a leather blazer, I'd want people to see me wearing my leather blazer.
Although not even a crystal ball can tell us what the future holds, this autumn already looks to be more hopeful and, for the lack of a better word, normal. So I've started to think about making that all-important leather-blazer purchase once more. Wanting to ensure I'll get adequate wear of it, I decided to look to some influencers to see how to style a leather blazer as they do. I was so impressed with the 'fits I found that I decided to share them with you in case you too are humming and hawing over investing in a leather blazer.
Scroll on to see nine excellent examples of how to style a leather blazer (be it real or faux), and soon, I think we'll all wonder how we went so long without one.
1. JEANS + BLACK BOOTS
Style Notes: Pay homage to the leather blazer's '90s roots by styling it with a pair of light-wash jeans and flat black boots.
Style Notes: Leather is the perfect fabric to clash more fluid textures with. Sylvie's combination of a leather blazer with a satin slip dress is nothing short of divine.
3. BRETON STRIPES + LEGGINGS
Style Notes: Yes, a leather blazer can even elevate your leggings. Just add a classic Breton stripe knit for the ultimate off-duty ensemble.
4. OVERSIZED SHIRT + TONAL SEPARATES
Style Notes: Who said your leather blazer had to be black? I love how Loïcka has used her creamy blazer to inform the rest of her light tonal outfit. So chic.
6. KHAKI TROUSERS + KNITTED TOP
Style Notes: Loïcka is clearly an expert at styling leather blazers. Here, she pairs her beige iteration with other earthy tones to create a sophisticated look that works on every level.
7. LEATHER + LEATHER
Style Notes: Like denim, leather looks pretty incredible styled with other leather pieces. Keep your silhouette on the looser side, as this will make the overall aesthetic look more premium and fashion-forward.
Style Notes: One of my favourite autumn style combinations is wearing an oversized blazer with a miniskirt—a leather blazer only improves this pairing.
9. BRA TOP + BLACK TROUSERS
Style Notes: I love wearing blazers with bra tops, and Aniyah's all-black look is one I can't replicate. The knitted texture of her trousers softens her leather blazer, creating a cool high/low vibe.