I've no doubt spoken about this before, but one of my all time must haves is a leather biker jacket. Today I've been lazily planning posts and trying to collate some looks for a feature I'm doing soon (more to come) and realised a gaping hole in my own wardrobe - a black leather biker jacket. I have a brown one, much treasured, from Maje that I bought in the sales a few years ago. My latest leather addition is a pale blue one from Samsoe Samsoe which you may have seen in my post here. But a black one... Nope.
So I set about trying to find the dream piece. I went to my go-to blogger buddies and found is hard to choose between Lucy's dreamy Belstaff and Jessie's amazing Acne piece. Other close contenders are the classic Whistles collection, basically every editor has one. Reiss also have a fab selection, this black beauty may be my favourite yet. It becomes clear very quickly that you can't scrimp on something like this. A leather jacket is a true investment. Up there in the "off the scale / I wish" are the Saint Laurent and Givenchy coats of the world which - you don't need to spend - but you're base line should absolutely be £300 to get anywhere close to the quality you are after.
As always with something deemed essential, I've been collecting up my favourites looks with leather biker jackets for a while on Pinterest. But really the message is simple; you can wear them with anything. Hell, it's even ok to where them with floral maxi dresses these days. So it's a worth investment. My favourite look is the blue jean, white shirt and leather biker jacket one - done so well by the Scandi-squad bloggers like Charlotte and Pernille, and new blog-love find Jess Hannah.
Here is my selection of best investment buys. For first timers, you should also check out these from Topshop and Zara's faux offering - both around the £60 mark and really good for a test run before the big purchase...