What to Buy For Fall: Leather Jackets

What: From biker to trench, from patent to quilted, leather jackets are a hot outerwear option for fall. Shades of black and gray prevail, featured on fall runways from Junya Watanabe, to Carlos Miele, to Abaete.

What the fashion heads say: This from styledash.com: 

“Leather jackets aren’t just for tough guy wannabes and biker babes anymore. This coming Fall leather jackets will be the ultimate wardrobe staple;

What I say: Leather can be both stylish and surprisingly practical for keeping toasty in the cooler fall-into-winter months. The fact that it’s back, however, doesn’t mean you should just pull out that boxy old leather coat from closet exile. The cut must be modern and tailored. If you don’t want to break the bank, embrace two trends at once with this faux patent trench by Michael Kors, available at Macy’s. As for the biker jackets? Unless you actually own a motorcycle, or are a super style diva, skip it.