A leather jacket for fall? Count me in.
There’s a reason we’ve seen leather jackets worn for decades. Because it’s a timeless, versatile piece you can wear all year long. And best of all, it looks pretty freaking cute over a sweater for a fall look.
Throwing on my leather jacket makes me instantly feel more put together and gives all the Pinterest/fashion blogger vibes. This year, I decided to invest in the All Saint Balfern Jacket for a few reasons.
- This is definitely something I see myself wearing for years to come and passing down to my future daughter one day.
- I needed a really elevated closet staple that could be combined with the most simple tee or tank for a put together but effortless look
A leather jacket is the perfect closet staple because it goes with virtually everything. If you’re ever in doubt, throw on some jeans and a leather jacket.
As for the Balfern Jacket specifically, It’s very well made with super soft leather and the perfect cut and silhouette. The front lapels lay perfectly (but not too perfectly) for a put together and effortless look and I love the zippered slits on the sleeves for some extra detail and interest. I would suggest to size up a lot with this jacket because it can run pretty small – I took a UK size 12/US 6 and it gives me the perfect amount of room for layering. I also love the leaving the belt un strapped to really bring home the “I just threw this on” vibes.
One of the best parts of this jacket – if you don’t want to pay full price you can pretty easily find a secondhand option online. I saved over 40% of retail by finding mine on Poshmark and since it’s genuine leather you don’t have to worry about wear and tear showing because that’s part of the charm.
5 Reasons to add a leather jacket to your fall wardrobe:
- It will last forever and you can pass it down to your kids
A leather jacket is just one of those things that has never gone out of style and will never go out of style. Plus your kids will think you were really cool and bad ass.
2. Aged leather is part of the charm
The best way to achieve that effortless, lived in look is to add a piece that’s actually effortless and lived in. Leather is the perfect element to use because it keeps getting better as it ages.
3. Holds its resale value
While it’s true you can save around 50% off retail purchasing this specific jacket secondhand, the secondhand resale value doesn’t change much. Especially with genuine leather and especially over time natural materials will hold their resale value a lot more than synthetic garments, regardless of the brand on the tag.
4. Layerable + versatile
A leather jacket is the perfect layering piece because it’s so versatile and easy. You can keep it simple over a black or white t-shirt, throw it over a hoodie for a causal look, or put it on over a dress and sweater for a cozy date night look.
5. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer
You would probably think to steer very clear of leather during the spring and summer months, especially if you live in the southern United States like me. But, did you know leather can be a great summer staple? While you probably won’t be throwing on your leather jacket in the middle of a July day, it’s a great addition to throw over your shoulders for date night in a chilly restaurant.
The bottom line is that I’ve already gotten so much use out of this jacket and have only had it a few months. Because of it’s versatility, quality and the fact that it can make any outfit look effortless I know I’ll be styling this one forever!