5 great reasons to invest in a leather jacket for summer
Last year’s summer spoiled all of us. It was the stuff of legend. A heatwave that just kept on going. And now we’ve been handed this damp squib of a June and it has thrown everyone.
Because how can you plan an outfit when the weather is so changeable? Well, with a leather jacket, that’s how. And no, leather jackets aren’t the preserve of the autumn or winter. In fact, a great leather jacket transcends the seasons, because they are timeless.
So work yours as the weather heats up, and if you don’t have one yet, here are our 5 great reasons to invest in a leather jacket for summer.
And whilst teaming a leather jacket with a cute little floaty dress is a great reason to invest in a leather jacket this summer, it isn’t the only reason. Here are 5 more.
1. Leather jackets aren’t seasonal.
The idea of wearing a leather jacket in the summer might seem like a ludicrous notion to some people. Why would you want to wear a leather jacket when it’s hot outside?
But as we know, the weather in this country is so changeable, that having a leather jacket that you can throw over your shoulders at a moment’s notice and either stop the drizzle from ruining your shirt, or keeping a cool wind off you, can be a saviour. Especially if you’re dressed for sunshine.
Just make sure you choose a leather jacket that isn’t too thick nor bulky as you don’t want to sweat whilst wearing it. And when the weather turns again, you want to be able to slip the jacket off and carry it, without feeling weighed down.
2. A leather jacket will go with everything.
From daytime office wear or paired with jeans or even joggers, there is nothing a leather jacket won’t match perfectly with.
Your leather jacket should be able to take you from daytime to night time seamlessly, and in the summer, when going home to change isn’t always an option, this ease of transition can be a lifesaver.
3. Leather jackets are timeless.
Your leather jacket will never, ever go out of style. Like a Chanel suit or a Burberry trench coat, they aren’t in season because they are never out of season.
Yes, trends may change and jacket shape preferences will come and go, but there is a reason a classic black biker jacket remains just that, a classic.
4. Leather instantly adds edge.
A leather biker jacket will add glam rock to any outfit: shorts and t-shirt, floaty summer dresses, office wear, the list is endless.
When combined with a leather jacket, these outfits instantly go from Dullsville to Glastonbury in the shake of a sleeve. Turn up the collar and walk away from mundane.
5. Leather jackets are like wine
Leather jackets and wine have one thing in common - they both get better with age.
So even if this summer had turned out to rival the epic summer of last year, it wouldn’t matter, because a leather jacket isn’t a one off item of clothing.
Once you invest in a leather jacket you will be wearing it for eons to come, winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call, and your leather jacket will be there, waiting for you.