5 Cute leather jackets to add to your wardrobe

From James Dean to Joan Jett, the leather jacket simply refuses to go out of style, and for good reason. The always-cool look is not only tough-looking, but completely tough-performing. Your favorite leather jacket is sure to be durable for years to come, so these closet staples are worth the extra investment.

Hard and soft

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This quilted vegan leather jacket (TopShop.com, $116) might look tough with exposed zipper embellishments and silver buckles, but that doesn’t mean it needs to look hard-edged. Pair it with a perfectly feminine mint dress (ModCloth.com, $63) for a sweet and spicy ensemble, then accessorize it with comfy pewter tights (ModCloth.com, $15), hard edged studded pumps (DorothyPerkins.com, $79), cute quilted bag (PaulaAndChlo.com, $24) and prim and proper stud earrings (Piperlime.com, $11).

Khaki lady

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A combination of two jacket trends, this leather-meets-trench coat (WilsonsLeather.com, $260) is the perfect addition to any casual look. Here, we matched it with olive khaki pants (My-Wardrobe.com, $234), lace-up ankle booties (DorothyPerkins.com, $95), a cute crop top (Mango.com, $30) and versatile nude hobo bag (DorothyPerkins.com, $99).


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When you go leather, you might as well go all out! This crushed leather side zip number (BlueHeavenBoutique.com, $250) is perfect with similarly colored combat boots (Buckle.com, $99). Add a splash of color in the form of a green vegan leather bag (ModCloth.com, $58), then keep it basic with a form fitting grey t-shirt (TopShop.com, $16) and standard black skinny jeans (MissSelfridge.com, $68). Keep it feminine with a touch of class in the form of a peachy collar necklace (SimplySoles.com, $36).

Blue suede you

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Suede still totally counts as leather, but that doesn’t mean the tough girl look has gone away, even in an ultra-girly outfit like this. This blue suede leather jacket (Mango.com, $100) looks amazing with a leather-look skater dress (MissSelfridge.com, $57) and sueded mustard pumps (ModCloth.com, $38). Pull it all together with triangle drop earrings (BlueFly.com, $25) and a simple mustard cross body bag (Piperlime.com, $65).

Vegan fashionista

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It might not be real leather, but that also means it’s not real animal skin. Keep it cruetly free with this cute, casual look, courtesy of this H&M stunner (H&M, $46), sexy cobalt skinnies (TheOutnet.com, $99) and simple scoop neck tank (StyleBop.com, $81). Spice it up with a handmade yellow stone necklace (Etsy.com, $14) and keep it comfortable with sueded round toe flats (Sidecca.com, $10).

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