Get the Look: Leather Jackets

After the heat of summer but before the cold of winter, there exists a period of time when all you need to do is throw on a light to mid-weight leather coat and head out.

Leather jacket styles range from military to motorcycle to bomber to trench and can be distressed, crackled, studded, ruffled or otherwise embellished.

In this sea of skins, you're sure to find one that's right for you!

1. Get the Look LJ1

In Your 20s

Choose a fitted style with a 3/4-length sleeve like Alessandra Ambrosio. Go for a dressed-up, high-shine leather to layer over your party dress for a night on the town. Complete the outfit with suede booties and a simple clutch.

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In Your 30s

To feel comfortable in your skin, opt for a mini-motorcycle jacket that looks like you’ve had it for years. This style is cropped but a bit roomier, with pocket and zipper details plus an exaggerated lapel. Pair it with layered tees and jeggings tucked into boots, like Michelle Rodriguez, for an effortless but edgy look.

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In Your 40s

Go for classic style and grown-up color. Try fall shades like mustard, pine green, caramel and cranberry. So colors don’t compete, pair with neutrals. Daphne Rubin-Vega does it right with a saffron-colored leather jacket over a navy sheath and black ankle-strap platforms.

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