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Outfits to Wear With a Brown Leather Jacket

by Pamela Simmons, studioD

The leather jacket has been a fashion staple for decades. From the 1950s biker look to current fashion-forward trends, the brown leather jacket is an investment piece that will give you a wealth of stylish wardrobe mileage. Because brown leather is so versatile, you can wear it in a bevy of different ways. Whether your style mirrors fashion trendsetters of the past or incorporates more modern elements, this jacket is sure to make a statement.

Preppy in Plaid

Get preppy and chic by pairing your brown leather jacket with a plaid pattern. A fun pair of plaid pants worn with a simple t-shirt and chunky ankle boots is a preppy and stylish look. If you prefer to go a bit more dressy, swap out your plaid pants for a plaid skirt. Tuck in a crisp blouse and slip on a pair of heels to complete this fun look.

Black and Brown

Contrary to popular belief, black and brown can be worn together. Since black and brown are both neutrals, they create an unexpectedly fashionable combination. A simple pair of black straight-leg pants and a black tank or tee worn underneath a fun brown leather jacket looks subtle and stylish. If you prefer a bit of color, opt for a bright top. Because you're wearing neutrals, any shade you like will work for this look. Complete the outfit with a simple black boot, flat or heel.

Tough + Feminine

Leather jackets are tough, edgy pieces. Juxtapose this aesthetic by slipping your jacket over a feminine dress or skirt. This is an effective way to take your summer dresses into fall. Try a monochromatic, all-brown look. Your brown shades don't have to match perfectly, so try different hues of the color. If you'd rather spice things up a bit, play with colors. A brown leather jacket over a white floral print is especially stylish, though any color or print will do. Pumps or ankle boots complete this look.

Denim Done Right

If you prefer a more dressed-down outfit, slip on a pair of jeans -- any wash and fit will work, from wide-leg, skinny, to boyfriend styles. Dress the look up a bit by wearing a feminine blouse or camisole and pumps. If you'd rather keep things comfortable, a flat boot, ballet flat or pair of oxfords will also fashionably do the trick.

About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.

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