Leather jackets are a wardrobe essential that will instantly add a cool edge to just about any outfit. While many people save leather for cooler months, the Spring runways showcased an abundance of leather offerings ranging from jackets to skirts. We've rounded up our favorite Spring leather jackets on the market right now; just watch to see our top picks! On Allison McNamara: Armani Exchange dress.
Although we love a good red-carpet look, much can be said for pre- and post-party looks, which is why we are smitten with the edgy-meets-glam look Garcelle Beauvais donned at the LoveGold party in LA. The actress layered a double-zip leather jacket over a black turtleneck sweater, then upped the wow factor with this neon yellow midi skirt by Tibi ($525) and pointed zebra-print pumps. She completed her party style with jaw-dropping emerald earrings and a crystal-embellished clutch. Rough up Garcelle's exact skirt with a leather jacket and black turtleneck or pair it with a white tank, floral cardigan, and metallic sandals come Spring.
Mom-to-be Malin Akerman stepped out in West Hollywood working floral leggings and and a black leather jacket to create a perfectly edgy weekend look. The actress paired her outfit with a gray high-low tee and Fiorentini+Baker biker boots ($585), then accessorized with a few classics: a black Coach crossbody bag ($168) and Ray-Ban Wayfarers ($150). Whether you're pregnant or not, mimic Malin's sweet-slash-edgy style with a black leather jacket, gray tee, floral leggings, and her exact buckled boots.
Jessica Alba debuted a punchy neon green bag and studded leather Simone jacket while wrapping up some last-minute holiday shopping in Westwood. For the rest of her look, she layered up in an open black cardigan, a gray tee, star-print Current/Elliott denim, and chunky ankle boots, then finished off with a knit navy snood and blue nail polish. Her off-duty style is perfect for a relaxing weekend, so shop our picks below to effortlessly nail Jessica's toasty and trendy look.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect versatile jacket that will never go out of style, look no further than this celeb-approved shearling and leather Current/Elliott jacket ($928). Lea Michele doubled up on the moto trend styling her luxe topper with black buckle boots between shooting scenes for Glee in LA, while Mandy Moore was spotted rocking her textured jacket with snake Jeffrey Campbell sneakers in Glendale. We love how the soft shearling and supple leather combines to create a cool-girl style that is equal parts cozy and chic. See how these trendsetters styled this Winter staple and score the exact jacket for yourself or shop similar styles in a variety of hues here.
Jennifer Garner hung out with her kids Seraphina and Samuel in Brentwood wearing a superstylish and effortless Fall ensemble: a black and white tie-dye top, army-green skinny jeans, and black motorcycle boots, topped with a black leather jacket. Black cat-eye sunglasses added a touch of femininity to her otherwise tough look. Re-create this laid-back outfit for your next school or grocery run by pairing a tie-dye top with army-green jeans, then finishing off with a black leather jacket and rough biker boots.
Irina Shayk may have been trying to stay under the radar while strolling around Paris, but we definitely took note of her street-chic ensemble, complete with a gray leather Balenciaga shopper ($1,221) and killer Carrera shades ($129). The model worked a cropped leather jacket, red leather pants, and celeb-favorite Isabel Marant sneakers, then layered on a cozy gray sweater and black fringed scarf for extra warmth. Channel this on-trend off-duty model style by pairing a black leather jacket and red leather pants with trendy sneakers, an oversize scarf, and a gray leather tote while running errands around town.
Petra Nemcova showed her support for Diesel's Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week in a black leather jacket ($995), cobalt coated jeans, and a leather envelope clutch ($420), all by the label. The model's landscape graphic t-shirt broke up her textured separates, while her gold and black Jean-Michel Cazabat cap-toe pumps injected the perfect amount of sparkle. A silver bangle, wing-tipped eye makeup, and an intricately braided updo rounded out her fashionable ensemble. Steal Petra's street-chic look with her exact topper, blue coated jeans, a white graphic T, and cap-toe pumps.
It's actress and model Byrdie Bell's job to look good in front of the cameras, and she didn't disappoint when she styled a yellow tweed Alice + Olivia miniskirt ($297) with a black leather jacket at the Alice + Olivia show Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week. Byrdie's white button-down blouse and suede nude Herve Leger pumps let her textured bottoms take the spotlight, while her tan Hermés tote injected major luxe. Show off your gams in Byrdie's exact tweed skirt all Fall by pairing it with tights or leggings and a cozy coat when the temperatures start to fall.
Nikki Reed partied the night away in a hot-pink drop-waist LOFT dress and leather ankle-strap Tibi sandals at the Live IN Pink event in Hollywood last night. The actress's cropped black leather jacket and embellished Stark box clutch ($1,409) toughened up her ladylike look, while gold accessories — diamond pendant, dainty tennis bracelet, and bevy of rings — injected a touch of sparkle. Re-create Nikki's punchy look with a bright pink mini, black leather jacket, and minimalistic ankle-strap sandals for your next party. Don't forget a few dainty jewels and edgy clutch to amplify your textured and trendsetting style.