Are leather jackets still in vogue?

Trend check! Which leather jackets we wear now

By Anna-Lena Osterburg | October 12, 2020, 4:02 p.m.

Will the leather jacket ever be out? More than unlikely! In autumn 2020, the casual pieces will be at the top of the fashion must-have list again, with real leather and classic black no longer being a basic requirement. The leather jacket trends at a glance!

The classic biker jacket

Biker jackets are the Classic among the classics. The tough leather jackets are characterized above all by (lots of) angled zippers, a relatively wide fit and a striking lapel collar, there is also an optional belt on the jacket hem - the perfect rocker piece that, when combined correctly, also looks pretty fine can.

If the rock design is too hard for you, you can choose models apart from the typical black, earth tones or pastel colors make biker jackets look a little softer. But hands off suede (imitation) - we've really grown tired of that in recent years!

Also interesting: Goes perfectly with the leather jacket: the pleated skirt!

Safari jackets in leather look

For an even more feminine look, there are now hip-length leather jackets that refine any look thanks to a figure-hugging waist band. There are no zips at all, the jackets are decorated with button strips and large flap pockets.

The new leather jacket shape looks particularly good with elegant items such as wide-leg trousers or a pleated maxi skirt - when it is worn closed - and can therefore also be easily worn as a leather blouse. Those who like it more relaxed can wear the jacket open, the tie tied at the back, and combine mom jeans and a turtleneck sweater.

Leather jackets with fringes

Capes, skirts, dresses - everything is adorned with fringes this autumn. Leather jackets also wear the casual strips of fabric this autumn and almost look like props from an old western. The look is particularly stylish with a floral dress and cowboy boots, but the simple t-shirt and jeans style also enhances the fringed piece in no time at all.

Also interesting: these dresses go perfectly with the fringed leather jacket

Leather blazer

Are blazers stuffy? Probably not these trend models - thanks to leather! Fashion influencers currently swear by black leather blazers and wear them just like their tried and tested fabric predecessors.

Thanks to the break in style with the coarse material and elegant shape, the new it-piece provides variety in the business look, but also cuts a fine figure on casual occasions with jeans and sneakers. If you like it more playful and figure-hugging, you can emphasize the waist with a blazer or blouse with a belt.

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Cropped leather jackets

The trend towards short fits has been accompanying us for several years now, and we will not be able to get rid of it this autumn either. If you can't make friends with leather coats, blazers and oversized biker jackets, you should choose a cropped leather jacket that ends somewhere at waist height and with its button placket and collar somehow reminds you of a too short denim jacket:

The advantage of the short jacket: it looks less coarse than the coarse biker jacket and at the same time puts the waist in the limelight. If you like things a little cuter, you can also invest in a cropped leather jacket in the cape version.

Leather blouson

Can you still remember the typical leather jacket as it was trendy about ten years ago - with a straight zipper and knitted cuffs on the hem and arm? The model has been a thing of the past for years, but it is now returning in a slightly modified form, namely as a leather blouson. It looks more or less like a bomber jacket made of leather material, means: voluminous shape, but tight ends on the hem and arms. However, knitted cuffs are completely dispensed with:

The blouson is probably the sportiest version of a leather jacket and needs to be worn that way. The combination with leather pants in jogging pants cut is particularly stylish. Add fine pumps for an elegant touch, and the trend look is there. The only important thing is not to wear oversized tops under the voluminous jacket, otherwise women will quickly look like a balloon.

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Leather coat

Courageous fashionistas can also wear the XXL version of the leather jacket this year, and that doesn't mean oversized, but calf-length, please! The leather trend coats are cut like trench coats and come with a waist belt and mainly in black or dark brown.

So that the coat look doesn't look too gloomy, it's better not just to combine black with a dark leather piece! If you still want the all-black look, please rely on elegant styling partners, such as a fine turtleneck sweater combined with trendy palazzo trousers. What also defuses the coat: “cute” pieces such as bow-tie blouses or playful socks that peek out of your shoes.

So the leather jacket stays beautiful for a long time

Leather jackets may be uncomplicated when it comes to styling, but when it comes to care they have their own requirements - regardless of whether they are real or fake. Four care tips so that you can enjoy your leather jacket for a long time:

1. Always hang up ...
... on a bracket. If you keep your leather jacket folded, you run the risk of permanent creases. Brittle leather can even break!

2. Regular greasing ...
... with colorless leather grease prevents the leather from becoming brittle. Caution: Do not hang a freshly greased leather jacket together with other textiles, otherwise you risk greasy stains.

3. Spots ...
... you can carefully wipe off a smooth leather jacket with a damp cloth. Take a look at the washing instructions: Some models can even be machine washed, which saves expensive leather cleaning.

4. Suede ...
... must never be greased. Instead, you should impregnate the jacket with an appropriate spray, which makes it conditionally water-repellent. A suede jacket is not suitable for a heavy downpour, however, as the water can leave unsightly stains. Therefore, it is also better not to remove dirt with water! Better: use a special suede brush or a special eraser.

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