Q. My question is based on something I keep seeing on celebrities - leather jackets. I love the black leather jackets I’ve been seeing on young starlets, they look great with both jeans and dresses. I’d like to find a jacket that is flattering (some I’ve tried on make me look wide) and has the rock and roll feel of the ones I’ve seen in magazines, but hopefully won’t go out of style in the next few years. Could you help me?
A. A good leather jacket is not cheap, so I warn you now that it may be an investment piece. One that has some attitude and fewer over-the-top embellishments will last longer than others. Keep it sleek and look for ones that help define your waist. Add some of your own ‘tude and you’ll covet the jacket for years. Wear it with a tank top and dark jeans, pair it with a black cashmere turtleneck and tuxedo pants then throw it over a knit or lightweight wool dress on Saturday night.
I own this jacket in black and love it (Hayden-Harnett Rizzo Motorcycle Jacket, $650) >
Some more options for you:
1. Vince Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $774 at bloomingdales.com
2. S.W.O.R.D Genova Pocket Jacket, $825 at shopbop.com
3. Jill Stuart Lara Jacket in Mascara, $675 at revolveclothing.com
4. S.W.O.R.D Volterra Leather Jacket, $748 at revolveclothing.com