This Fall It's All About Leather Jackets!

08/16/2007 at 11:00 AM ET

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The September issue of StyleWatch reveals how to achieve this fall’s fierce-but-ladylike look with the “in” piece of the season — a short leather jacket! It’s the perfect way of mixing uptown chic with downtown edge. Claire Danes is spot-on with her unlikely combo — a Prada chocolate bomber adds just the right dose of tough-girl attitude to her sweet dress and feminine heels. Want an easy way to add a twist — and a touch of rugged toughness — to a white tee and jeans? Try a cropped version like Katherine McPhee’s YaYa Aflalo jacket. Try a few of our favorites:

a.n.a. Leather peplum jacket, $100 at

Luxe leather jacket, $90 at

Banana Republic trenchlet, $328 at

Gap Product Red white leather jacket, $150 at

Also check out Wilsons Leather at — it’s a place to find a variety of great, affordable options!

FILED UNDER: Fall Fashion , Outerwear , Trends
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Hallie on

When was leather out of style?? Isn’t fall usually all about leather jackets? That’s what I’m usually wearing (as long as it’s not raining) as we transition into winter.

Jenna on

I have always had a leather jacket for Fall. Its really cute and its brown!

Liz on

Fall is my favorite fashion season. Jackets, coats, scarves, and hats make my closet bust at the seams. Now I can add a leather jacket to the checklist. Cha-ching!!!

♥ Summer on

I love leather jackets. They flatter nearly every body type, and you can wear them with anything!

Mrs. Mac on

I can’t wait for FALL…..

Carrie on

Leather jackets are total classics, they flatter almost every body type, AND are an awesome update to any look- what’s not to love about them?

Meghan on

Leather is just wrong period. Someone skinned a bunch of cows so you can wear it as a coat. Disgusting. But if someone skinned your pet, then you’d have a problem, right?

chris on

i love leather jackets, but its toooooooooo hot right now.

Amanda on

There are plenty of cute faux leather options out there for animal lovers. I bought a brown, cropped motorcycle jacket from Target last year that looks exactly like Claire’s in that pic for $40. It is fake, but looks real. Cute and animal friendly!!

Chloe on

I think that this look is something almost anyone can pull off. I think that a teenager could wear it, but a hip mom could too.

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