What Accessories Goes Well With A Leather Jacket?

  • by Anton Koev

The first leather jackets have been around since the 1900s, and interesting enough, it is still a staple piece of clothing that you need in your closet. Leather jackets have cemented their mark in fashion and aren't planning on going anywhere anytime soon. It's timeless, trendy and can be worn on almost any occasion. 

Although leather jackets can fit into your wardrobe for almost any event, you'll want to make sure to mix and style them with different accessories as much as you can. Virtue and Vice caters and guides you on all things fashion to get you started.

Accessories are what tie a whole look together, and knowing which of them goes best with your favourite leather jackets will help take it to the next level. 

Choose Your Style

Leather Jackets are versatile when it comes to styling them and the occasion you can wear them. Whether you're just going to the grocery store, meeting up with friends or to a fancy dinner, you can find a leather jacket for it. Like styling any clothing, there are a few ways to go about this before you can get creative. 

Leather Jackets give an edge to your outfit. You can choose to go with that flow or accessorize and pair it with softer forms of clothing. 

The Outfit Underneath The Jacket

So, you know you want to wear your leather jacket, but what outfit should you pick to wear underneath? That's the fun part of owning a leather jacket; they go with most outfits you might have in your closet. The tie is optional for a more formal or professional look with a sleek black or brown jacket over a button-up shirt. Other than those two colors for more formal settings, the rest of the different colors of jackets can be worn on just about anything from sundresses to jumpsuits. 

Metal Jewelry and Wristwatches 

Maybe the easiest way to add a little flair to your look is by adding metal jewellery and a stylish wristwatch. Metal rings, bracelets, stud earrings and a thin chain necklace. Top[ that off with a wristwatch with a contrasting or classy coloured wristband to the colour of the jacket will give that put-together look. Wrist watches will always go with any outfit. Be careful not to go overboard with this accessory because instead, it may end up looking more clumpy than desired. Less is more in this case.

Leather Wallet or a Handbag

You can never have too many pockets, and that includes external pockets as well. Handbags and wallets are another must-have accessories. They not only look good with anything you have in your closet, but they can help determine the impression you are going for. Leather bags, shoulder sling bags and wallets will always radiate a classy feel. In contrast, a woollen bag can leave the impression of a cosy and more comfortable look. The handbag or wallet can determine what an outfit ultimately says about the style you choose.


Just like the handbag and wallet, the headwear you choose will tie into the overall feel of the look. You can choose from different leather hats, bucket hats, and beanies, depending on the look you're going for. The weather doesn't matter when it comes to headwear, especially adding some with an extra splash of colour to compliment the colour of your outfit. Again be sparse when using accessories that have too much colour. Choose at least one accessory that you like to fit your wardrobe style.

Footwear That Matches

Leather shoes or a good pair of boots are the go-to when getting started. A fair rule of thumb that allows your whole outfit to come together in a seamless flow is to match the colour of your leather jacket with the colour of your shoes. If you plan to wear a white leather jacket, pair that up with white shoes or boots. Likewise, for a black leather jacket, you'll want to wear a black pair of shoes. Matching your leather jacket will translate better to the overall look. 


Leather jackets can be paired and worn with just about anything; as long as you don't go overboard with the accessories, you can make it work. Choose a style for the occasion and work around that, slowly building on the accessories. Some will match the leather jacket, like shoes and possibly wallets. Others that contrast, like headwear and wristbands and jewellery. And some that compliment the jacket like also headwear, handbags and wallets. 

There is so much you can do to give leather jackets a new look every time you decide to go out. With so many possible combinations, hope this article encourages you to try more accessories and outfits to wear with your leather jacket.


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