Leather blazers are the 90s cover-up on everyone’s autumn wish list right now

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According to fashion’s best-dressed power players, the leather blazer is making a serious comeback. 

Some of fashion’s best-dressed have already found the perfect item designed to tackle the drizzle sans umbrella this autumn: the leather blazer.

Once a trophy item championed by 90s cool girls Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Cindy Crawford, the timeless blazer has come full circle and is back on the fashion map once again.

There’s nothing to say you can’t style them now in the same way how they were worn back in the 90s. A T-shirt and midi skirt or a roll neck and jeans (as worn by Cindy, below) is still a go-to combo for autumn/winter 2020. 

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Gwyneth Paltrow in 1995
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Cindy Crawford in 1991

Carrying the torch the past few years is the millennial supermodel set – we’re talking the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber – who have all gifted us a lesson in styling out the cult item for autumn/winter 2020. 

The Instagram pack have also whole-heartedly thrown themselves into the trend too with knee-high white boots, chunky gold hoops and slicked-back hair completing the social media-ready aesthetic. 

Street style wearing black leather blazer
Street style wearing black leather blazer

But it was only a matter of time until the blazer made a well-deserved comeback, and we couldn’t be happier. The fail-safe option is to opt for black, this way you can simply switch out your usual black cotton style for the leather iteration.

When the temperatures plummet towards the end of the year, be brave and try a double leather hit by mixing your blazer with leather trousers. It’s the autumn/winter version of double denim for spring/summer. 

Street style wearing leather blazer
Street style wearing leather blazer and trousers combo

Shop best leather blazers

  • Whistles

    Leather blazer: Whistles
    Leather blazer: made from buttery soft leather this jacket will improve with age

    A leather jacket of any kind is one to treasure as they only improve with age. This beautiful double-breasted blazer is made of buttery soft leather and will look great over a bright knit with skinny jeans and loafers. 

    Shop black Aliza waisted leather blazer at Whistles, £329

  • Stand Studio

    Leather blazer: Stand Studio
    Leather blazers: this is one of the most sought after styles of the season

    One of the most sought after looks of the season, a real leather blazer will feel amazing and is a great update for those looking to replace their classic biker jacket.

    Shop Stand Studio Catherine leather blazer at Trilogy Stores, £500

  • Monki

    Leather blazer: Monki
    Leather blazer: The high street has some great faux leather versions of the trend

    Looking for a non-leather alternative? This is such a key silhouette for the season and the high street has some great faux leather versions on offer as well. 

    Shop faux leather jacket at Monki, £65

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