in my wardrobe: the black leather jacket

lover ritual pintuck dress whistles leather jacket

Lover ritual pintuck dress, Whistles leather jacket

All of the shopping and culling that I’ve undertaken over the years has taught me a couple of things, like, no matter what you buy there will always be something shiny and new waiting around every corner, and the classics really are just that, classic pieces which you will be loathe to give up.

One of the mainstays in my wardrobe, is a perennial classic, the black leather jacket. I’ve had a couple of different styles in the past, but the quilted biker style is by far my favourite – ironically one of those rushed impulse purchases I’m prone to making rather than a calculated decision. I love how leather softens up the more you wear it, until it almost feels like a second skin, and that it is as equally appropriate worn with a feminine dress as it is with breton stripes and skinny jeans. It’s just one of those forever pieces.

While I bought mine last year, Whistles still seems to have a very similar one in stock which you can purchase here, alternatively I’ve sourced some alternatives below.


  1. Adela July 12, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    It’s a wardrobe staple. I am actually looking for a new one. I really liked the H&M New icons one but missed out on it 🙁
    Adela x

  2. Jess July 12, 2013 / 11:43 pm

    Love the leather jacket! I bought a black 3/4 sleeve one from White Suede maybe 5 years ago (such a long time but wears so well!) but am on the hunt for one with long sleeves because 3/4 just does not cut it during winter! xx

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  3. Stephanie / FAIIINT July 13, 2013 / 3:05 am

    Ohh, that jacket is perfection! The quilting on the shoulders, the zips, silhouette, soo good! It actually never occurred to me to look at Whistles for leather jackets, just had to check it out & wow they have some good pieces in at the moment! Guess I will be paying them a visit soon, I do need a leather biker… 😉

  4. Mili July 13, 2013 / 7:22 am

    I’ve been searching for the perfect quilted leather jacket for some time, like you said, it is a classic. I love yours with the zippers 🙂

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  5. Theresa July 13, 2013 / 8:17 am

    I’m so with you on the black leather jacket thing. It’s one of the pieces in my wardrobe that I wear year round and I’ll never get enough of. Definite classic for sure. The quilted deets on yours is so good! 🙂


  6. Maria July 14, 2013 / 10:41 am

    This jacket is beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  7. Karen July 14, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    Love the leather jacket! Perfect for chilly, sunny days 🙂

  8. rachel July 15, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    I’m so disappointed my blogger reading list seems to have deleted you and won’t let me re-add you – I keep missing your amazing posts! I just adore this leather jacket, it’s definitely an overworked staple in my wardrobe x

  9. Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies July 16, 2013 / 3:43 am

    Couldn’t agree more with you about the black leather jacket. I’ve got 2 now and both are staples in my daily outfit from autumn till early summer. I’ve only just started to look at Whistles lately and boy, their clothes are fabulous!

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