From Edgy to Chic: Styling a Leather Jacket

I have always loved a good leather jacket. There is just something about them that looks both edgy and chic and the same time. My problem with them is that I could never find one that fit me how I imagined. The arms were too tight, the jacket was too loose, or the fit was all wrong. That all changed the moment that I received this jacket (c/o) from Members Only. To say that I was obsessed would be an understatement. Even though we were on the brink of spring, I couldn’t wait to style it so many different ways.

Member’s Only Women’s Winn Moto Jacket

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I really feel like a lot of people tend to style a leather jacket one specific way. It is usually styled on the edgier side with jeans or all black. In reality, a good leather jacket is an essential that really should be in everyone’s closet because it can be styled so many different ways. I have always tended to be drawn to the unexpected when it comes to my clothing choices. Whether is be a whole lot of pattern mixing, white pants in winter, or a completely unique handbag, I want my clothes to stand out and make statement. When you style a leather jacket in an unexpected way, that is exactly what you are doing. I feel like your jacket is able to stand out more and people are even more drawn to the style of your outfit.

For my first outfit, I went completely unexpected and paired my jacket with a long maxi skirt. I love the fit of this skirt because it is the perfect length to wear with cute sandals and flows and moves perfectly with each of my steps. The mixture of blue, yellow, and orange really makes a statement and then the black stripes help to pull everything in together. The sharp, black lines reminded me of the style and form of a good leather jacket so I knew that they would be a perfect fit for one another. I kept my top simple with a crisp, white tank and added some of my favorite spring accessories. Hands down, this bag is one of my absolute favorite purchases. It is perfect for spring and summer and really makes a statement. My sandals were a simple black choice and my earrings had a fun tassel design that brought out the orange in my skirt.

Top | Skirt | Sandals | Earrings | Handbag | Sunglasses

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For my next look, I really wanted to focus on the colors of spring. I let this adorable, floral bag from Target be my inspiration and began pulling together items from my closet. I focused on the pretty pink, the soft lavender, and the rich green of spring. I decided to go with olive green because I felt like it was a more unexpected pairing and I really like how it helped to pull the the other pastel colors together. I feel like the ruffles on the shirt really helped to soften the whole look and give everything a more girlie vibe. I kept my bottoms simple with a classic pair of dark wash skinny jeans and finished off the entire look with that fabulous leather jacket. I love how the jacket gives a slight, edgy vibe to an otherwise feminine outfit. Each piece paired so well together giving the outfit an effortless feel. This entire outfit has quickly become a favorite and I expect it to be on repeat all season long.

Top | Jeans | Shoes | Handbag | Earrings

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For my next look, I definitely went with edgier vibes. While it was fun to style a leather jacket in unexpected ways, you can’t go wrong with what is expected. Destroyed black denim, the softest, perfect chambray top, and a little snake print give this look head turning style with ease. I couldn’t got too edgy with my outfit so I added one of my favorite Dolce & Gabbana clutches for a spring pop. This bag is a few years old but it is definitely one of my favorite pieces. I love pulling it out every spring and summer and implementing it into my wardrobe. I bought it a time in my life when I was able to splurge just a little easier so I relish in the fact that I am still able to carry it around! For my other accessories I added a bright pop with my earrings and stayed classic with a pair of aviators.

Top | Skinnies | Shoes | Earrings | Sunglasses | Clutch

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I definitely wanted my last look to be a dress. I feel like with a dress I can achieve a sense of edginess while staying with the charm and whimsy of a typical “Megan” outfit. To achieve this I paired a chic leopard print dress with some of my cutest accessories. In my opinion, tassels are always a good choice so I paired one of my favorite pairs of earrings with the cutest tassel handbag. I love the multi-colored tassel on the bags and how I can easily pair it with so many different outfits. It was a total steal and a great dupe for some of the other more expensive lines. For my shoes, I tried to pick a pair that mimicked the hardware of the jacket. I love the large, silver snaps and how they echo the silver hardware of the jacket. I really think it is the finishing touch to pull the entire outfit together.

Dress | Earrings | Shoes | Handbag | Sunglasses

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I really hope that this post inspires you to style your leather jacket in new, fun, unexpected ways. It is so fun to play with your clothes, creating new outfits. If you do not have a leather jacket, then I definitely encourage you to add one to your closet. It is such a staple piece and, as you can see, can be worn so many different ways. If you have a fun way of styling your leather jacket, let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram (@beingmrsfowler)! I always love hearing from you!

Oh! And the watch featured in this post is from Daniel Wellington (c/o)! I love the mix of the brown leather and the black face and I have worn it so much since I was able to add it to my wardrobe! I encourage you to get one of your own and make sure to use code MRSFOWLER15 to save 15% on your purchase!

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Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used in this post and I recieve a small commission. If the exact item was not available to link, I linked something similar.

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