Minimalist Leather Jacket
Open up the wardrobe of a minimalist, and among their arsenal will definitely be a leather jacket. This said minimalist would have spent months, if not longer, searching for the perfect one. Research would have been done, and only after scouring the internet and trying on all different styles in store would the minimalist we ready to commit to a purchase.
Having gone through the process myself, and talked to various others who have embarked on the journey (ha), there is definitely a ‘this is the one’ moment. Having not been married yet, I’m going to assume it’s the same process as finding your perfect wedding dress! Here are some practical tips when thinking of embarking on this clothing journey:
Expect to pay at least $200 +
This is likely to be one of your biggest wardrobe investments. Good leather jackets don’t come with a bargain price tag, so expect to pay $200 + for one.
Go for a neutral colour
Your going to be paying a lot of money for this item, so this is definitely a time to play it safe in terms of colour choice. Black is a safe bet as it will go with anything. Pick either gold or silver hardware depending on your skin tone. Or if you can find it, black hard wear is going to keep it even more neutral!
A fitted style is best
Your leather jacket should fit your body perfectly. It’s important that the jacket is snug but also comfortable as well, they are not coats, so you don’t need the extra room. The sleeves should end just above your wrists and there shouldn’t be any extra material at the bottom, as anything over-sized looks awkward.
Stylistic elements are key
In terms of stylistic choices, the most common choice is having lapels on your jacket, with studs keeping them in place. This suits most body types. There is also the option of not having lapels at all (as per my leather jacket). This option usually has a asymmetrical zip line, which really suits people with larger boobs.
Don’t rush to purchase
The process will take a little time. Don’t buy the first jacket you see! I’ve made this mistake. I bought the jacket on a whim as it was on sale and I had always wanted one, but never done the research. I couldn’t figure out why it didn’t look amazing… then I realized it didn’t have proper lapels… and wasn’t an amazing fit for me. With a bit of research, I definitely got it right on the second try!
Wearing: Mango Leather Jacket, Zara top & pants
Photography by Tom Greble