The leather jacket. A quintessential wardrobe staple. Downplaying a dress for evening, adding a grunge edge to boyfriend jeans, a tough-luxe finish to an easy jeans and tee combination and an simple segue into the new season thanks to its ability to be layered. But this season relegate your black go-to to the back of the wardrobe and replace it with something altogether brighter, breezier and super luxe – in spring-ready ice cream shades.
There’s something innately luxurious about wearing leather that isn’t black. And surprisingly even candyfloss pink leather retains all the same wearability and goes-with-everything nature of the classic black throw-over.
Take your cue (and choose your hue) from the SS13 catwalk and, more specifically, the buttery soft blush oversized jackets at Mulberry, creamy leather updates at Fendi and Alexander Wang or the edgier coloured-leather cuts at Marni, Mugler and Miu Miu.
Our edit of the best pastel-hued leather for spring summer. . .
Theory Green Elenian Biker, £770 My-Wardrobe.com | Reiss Maya Moto Ice Blue Jacket, £395 Reiss.com | Mulberry Oversized Printed Leather Biker, £2750 Net-a-porter.com | Zara Leather Ruffle Jacket, £149 Zara.com | Acne Merci White Leather Biker, £1100 Selfridges.com