The leather jacket, but not as you know it

I’m a big fan of black leather jackets – and really, who isn’t? They’re so versatile that they go with almost everything, are super easy to throw on as you’re rushing out the door, and add a touch of that tough ‘don’t-mess-with-me’ look to even the most feminine of outfits.

My trusty old black leather jacket from Ted Baker has been a wardrobe staple of mine for quite some time, but after owning it for more than five years and wearing it to death I felt like it was the perfect time to invest in a new style. Since my current leather jacket was collarless and all black, I decided my next leather jacket should be a black biker-style jacket with a sharp, oversized collar and bold, coloured hardware.

What I ended up purchasing was not what I expected.

While I did find the perfect biker style jacket, it was not in my usually preferred colour of black – it was khaki green. I’d never considered buying a coloured leather jacket before spotting it on the rack at Scanlan and Theodore, but it was love at first sight and I’m so glad I took the plunge.

Not only does the khaki colour pair perfectly with black (which is absolutely crucial considering it dominates much of my wardrobe!) but its neutrality means that it’s a key transeasonal piece I can keep wearing even into the warmer seasons.

  Wearing: Scanlan and Theodore jacket; Marcs shirt; Uniqlo jeans; Chloe boots; Mimco watch; Nordstrom bag. Photography by Garyfalia Derzotis.

This piece has firmly embedded itself into my wardrobe and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!

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