The leather moto jacket has long been hailed as the pillar of a strong wardrobe. With good reason, too. A great leather jacket can upgrade any outfit– instantly giving it that cool girl, model off duty look. Finding the perfect leather jacket has been a years-long endeavor for me, but now the search is over and it’s time to make the big reveal.

Zaful reached out to me to pick out a few items from their website to review and share with you guys. I was intrigued and gladly obliged. I’m so happy with this jacket. While I was waiting for it to arrive, I was in a constant state of apprehension. Did I order the right size? Will the sleeves be long enough to accommodate my disproportionately long arms? Will it be warm enough to hold its own in the NYC winter? The answer is yes– A resounding YES to all of those questions. I love this faux leather jacket, and the best part is that it’s under $50! I was sure I would have to save up for a few years and buy a $1K plus leather moto jacket from All Saints or IRO. Maybe I will one day, but today is not that day.¬†For those of you on a budget, this jacket is the perfect affordable, yet stylish faux leather moto jacket.

If you’re late to the leather jacket party and you’re wondering how to choose the perfect leather jacket for you, consider the following.

How much are you willing to spend?

Consider your budget when you begin your search for a leather jacket. They come at all price points. While a more expensive jacket may wear better with time, it’s perfectly fine to get a more budget-friendly jacket for the time being and upgrade later on when your money situation is different.

Which style would flatter you best?

When trying on leather moto jackets pay attention to the fit of the jacket. Make sure the sleeves hit you at your wrist bone and make sure that you can raise your arms comfortably while wearing the jacket.

What kind of details are you looking for?

One of the reasons why it took me so long to choose a leather jacket is because I am incredibly picky about the details of the jacket. I knew how I wanted the lapels to lay, I knew I wanted a jacket with a belt at the hem and I knew I wanted the fit to be slim fit but not cropped. When you’re picking out a leather jacket, it’s important that you take those details into consideration. You definitely don’t want to settle, so make sure that the jacket fits all of your specifications.

Now let’s see how I styled my new faux leather moto jacket.

Felt Fedora Hat: Zaful | Button Down Shirt: Express | Leather Moto Jacket: Zaful | Raw Hem Cropped Flared Jeans: DIYed from a pair of TopShop Tally Jeans | Contrast Cap Toe Block Heel Shoes: Zara | Sunglasses: Zaful | Layered Necklace: Slate (via Rocksbox) | Crossbody Monogrammed Bag: Gigi New York

All right. That’s all, you guys. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and learned something from it. Do you have a leather jacket? What went into your thought process when buying it? I’m curious to know if everyone is as methodical as I am. Please tell me I’m not alone on this!

Thanks for stopping by. Talk soon!
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