The Range: A Leather Jacket for Fall

This fall I’m looking for way to up the style quotient on my casual attire.  Layering is going to be critical.  And an epic top layer takes the outfit from boring to superb.

Madewell is always my first choice for leather goods.  From totes to jackets, their pieces are classics that you will wear for years.  This Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket is no exception.

The jacket has a rocker-chic that pairs well with casual pieces and brings contrast to feminine dresses.  It comes in four colors, XXS to 3X.

Need something under-$200?  This Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket is a nice choice.  Plus-size?  This Hunter McGrady jacket from QVC looks like a good option.  For a truly affordable option, this <$30 grey leather jacket looks good.

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  1. Andrea says:

    Has anyone spotted any great oxblood leather jacket options lately? Madewell had this same jacket in a gorgeous oxblood shade last fall, but unfortunately it wasn’t in the budget for me at that time. Now I’ve got the spare cash, but no jacket (looks like they discontinued the color option this time around).

    I’ve been striking out on Poshmark, and the search results have been sparse. If anyone’s seen anything good, please let me know. There’s no greater fashion frustration than knowing *exactly* what you want and not being able to find it anywhere!

    September 1, 2020/Reply
    • STeph S says:

      I’m not sure what size you’re looking for (and it is galling that AllSaints doesn’t make above a size 10) but this one is gorgeous:

      September 1, 2020/Reply
      • Andrea says:

        Oh, la la! That is beautiful! Wonderful recommendation, thanks so much 🙂

        September 1, 2020/Reply
    • Ana says:

      You can try ThredUp too! I bought a gorgeous oxblood Michael Kors moto jacket at Nordstrom Rack a few years ago. You can always hope a couple of people are more ready to let go than I am!

      September 1, 2020/Reply
      • andrea says:

        Thanks Ana! I’ve never tried ThredUp, and now I’m excited to go dig through their selection 🙂 I appreciate the recommendation, and I’m hopeful that people are weeding some gorgeous jackets out of their closets!

        September 1, 2020/Reply
    • Amy says:

      I bought the deep purple one Mackage one that Meghan Markle wore and it is absolutely gorgeous. I waited for a black friday sale, and while $$$ it really is beautiful quality. They don’t seem to have the ‘berry’ color this season but I would recommend looking for it on ebay/poshmark:

      September 1, 2020/Reply
      • Andrea says:

        Another absolutely beautiful choice! Thanks Amy–I’ll see if I can find one.

        September 1, 2020/Reply
  2. Ali says:

    Oh man I loooove the color of this jacket but it’s sold out in all but XS! Anyone have a suggestion for a similar or lower priced option?

    September 1, 2020/Reply
    • Ally says:

      How about one of these? You can also keep an eye on Banana & J Crew–I feel like last year they also had a tan/cognac/luggage color moto jacket on offer, so they may come out with something a little later in the season.

      Michael Kors



      September 1, 2020/Reply
      • Ali says:

        YES!! Thank you!! All three are gorgeous options

        September 2, 2020/Reply
  3. Erica says:

    Ohhhh, but teach me! I’ve had a mini-obsession over moto jackets for a while and haven’t pulled the trigger on any because I can’t figure out how to work it into my world. But, I so, so want to be a cool moto jacket wearing woman.

    September 2, 2020/Reply
  4. Lauren says:

    I have the madewell jacket featured here in Burnt Sienna, it’s georgous in person, soft and structured at the same time! Works well for petites.

    September 2, 2020/Reply
  5. Chloe says:

    I LOOOOVE leather jacket season. I have a black one and a tan one that I wear far too often. I have not been able to find a classy-looking moto one though in years. The tan one is more drape style and the black has a motorcycle collar but is still a little boxier with not as much hardware. They’re both BB Dakota.

    September 7, 2020/Reply