Ah, the classic black leather jacket. A fashion must-have, it adds just the right amount of "cool factor" to any outfit and can instantly make you feel like a badass. With so many on the market at different price ranges, how does the every day girl find one in her budget? And one that's faux leather? Don't worry, I got ya covered!
Jacket: H&M (similar) / T-shirt: Brandy Melville / Jeans: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Converse / Bag: DSW
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I always boast that I found my leather jacket in the H&M sales rack a few years ago and got it for a whopping $10. Yep, you heard that right! I have a little luck in the bargain shopping department, what can I say? It's been a loyal compadre ever since and I always love to reach for it to add a little edge to any outfit. I also love how it can catch different vibes depending on what you pair it with, such as my black Converse All Stars. Whenever I pair the two together I instantly feel like a 1950s greaser, which I'm not gonna complain about. I'ma own that! Overall, this look is super simple, but there are tiny details that make it feel a little vintage, a little edgy, a little chic. You catch the vibe?
I wish I could afford to splurge on a nice leather jacket, but it's just not in my budget right now. Plus I rather have a faux one than genuine leather, which are much cheaper than the real stuff. So if you're a budgeting fashionista like me, here are my top 5 affordable faux leather jackets. I picked simple and classic styles, avoiding the trendier pieces, to emphasis its longevity as a fashion essential. A good leather jacket will always be in style!
1. H&M, $29.99
2. Shein, $34.00
3. Forever 21, $37.90
4. ASOS, $46.00
5. Nordstrom Rack, $49.97
What do you think of leather jackets? How do you like to style them? Would you splurge on one?