When it comes to cover ups, they don’t come much cooler than the leather jacket. Belstaff are legendary for their expertly crafted leather jackets so we’re making room in our wardrobes for their take on the classic ladies biker style, the Marving-T Blouson. The soft lambskin, classic asymmetric zip and notched collar mean that this is a jacket you’ll wear forever. Here’s how we will be wearing ours.
Prettying up our florals
‘Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.’
Whilst The Devil Wear’s Prada’s Miranda Priestley may not speak too highly of fashion’s predictability, florals are indeed back on the scene for spring. From ditsy prints to bigger botanical blooms, SS16 is a horticulturalist’s heaven. The key to keeping this look current is pairing your prints with leather accessories. Slip a leather jacket over your shoulders and you’ll keep your floral midi dress more befitting of the pages of Vogue than Darling Buds of May.
Adding a rock edge to occasion wear
If you’re not a fan of feeling ultra-formal, a leather jacket can be a great way of channeling a little individuality in your look. Some of fashion’s finest fillies are known to pair their cocktail-length minis and full-length frocks with leather jackets, including the likes of Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne. When it comes to toughening up feminine fabrics like lace, satin and chiffon, you can’t go wrong with a leather classic.
Channeling Gigi Hadid in skinnies
The trend for all things Nineties and normcore means that basics are back. If you have the abs to pull off the simple skinny jeans and cropped top look that’s favoured by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, a leather jacket is the best way to top it off.
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