More shapely than a leather jacket and tougher than a corporate-esque black blazer, we can’t seem to escape the leather blazer this season.
As a blazer/leather jacket hybrid, the faux leather blazer has become the outerwear of choice for the most sartorially clued-up shoppers this season.
And there’s one offering in particular that’s been taking over our Instagram feed, courtesy of non-other than Zara.
The Faux Leather Oversized Blazer, £59.99, has been spotted on practically every style influencer on Instagram, from Pippa O’Connor in Ireland to Kortney’s Life over in San Diego.
The loose-fitting blazer with a lapel collar and long sleeves features ever-so-practical front pockets, a back vent and front button fastening.
Our favourite fashion influencers are wearing the pared back jacket with low-key jeans and white T-shirts, atop loose-fitting hoodies or teamed with midi skirts and biker boots.
Unfortunately for anyone hoping to emulate the look, we come bearing bad news: it’s completely sold out in every.single.size. Argh. The retailer does, however, promise it will be back in stock imminently so gird your loins, people.
If you simply can’t wait for the iconic piece to come back in stock, we’ve found an even better alternative in the form of The Faux Leather Jacket.
The collared long sleeve jacket features very practical front patch pockets, a waist-cincing belt with a covered buckle, side vents at the hem and snap-button fastening at the front, rendering it a flattering addition to any wardrobe in lieu of the sold-out piece.
Leather jackets are the perfect coat for the changing seasons. We’ve rounded up the best of the rest so you can layer it up or down, accessorise with scarves and jewellery, mix with skirts or jeans, or pair with a floral dress and boots for the perfect weekend look.