The Best Leather Jackets For Every Budget

Sweater weather may be upon us (at least, it's supposed to be), but let's not forget that this time of year brings about one of our other favorite pieces of clothing: the leather jacket. Since autumnal temperatures can vary, especially between day and night, layering is key — and that's where this versatile topper comes into play.
From our all-time favorite cropped number to the heavily embellished options we've been seeing all over Instagram, there so much more to leather jackets than the ubiquitous moto. The only problem? A high-quality piece can cost as much as your monthly rent. That's why, regardless of your budget, we've rounded up the best simple, totally out-there, and everything-in-between styles to get you in the fall mood.
Consider this your reminder of how pragmatic and versatile leather jackets really are, and why you should have one (or 10) in your closet at all times.
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Under $150

Forever 21 Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $37.90 $25.99, available at Forever 21.
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Zara Leather Effect Jacket, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Not only does this leather jacket have star stitched details, but it's vegan!

BlankNYC jacket, $118, $82.60, available at BlankNYC.
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The faux Sherpa lined pockets and collar give this leather jacket a much more expensive look.

Silence + Noise Opia Vegan Sherpa Leather Jacket, $139, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Biker in the front, patch party in the back.

Nastygal Invasion of the Body Patchers Moto Jacket, $128, available at Nastygal.
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A no-frills kind of jacket, the rich green color is statement enough.

Mango Leather Biker Jacket, $229.99, available at Mango.
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Tart Justine Colorblock Faux Leather Jacket Plus Size, $228, available at Nordstrom.
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Stop and smell the leather roses.

ASOS Leather Biker Jacket in Black with Rebel Rose Back Print, $241, available at ASOS.
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Leather might only be in the detailing of this moto jacket but it still gives off strong rock and roll vibes.

Express Plaid Wool Blend Moto Jacket, $248.00, $160.99, available at Express.
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Could a subtle lilac number replace your trusty black one?

Dauntless Moto II Jacket, $280, available at Dauntless.
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File under: A creative leather jacket that isn’t a biker.

Pixie Market Leather Cargo Belted Jacket, $165, available at Pixie Market.
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Nothing like a little surprise from behind.

Eloquii Studio Applique Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $159.90, available at Eloquii.
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We'll wear any jacket that comes in boysenberry, just so we can say boysenberry.

BB Dakota Newell Washed Leather Jacket, $350, $210, available at Shopbop.
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A little reminiscent of Michael Jackson's Beat It video, but that's not a bad thing.

Topshop Cropped Leather Jacket, $360, available at Topshop.
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Making a strong case for center-zip leather jackets.

Veda One Leather Jacket, $495, available at Veda.
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A leather trench? Don't mind if we do.

DEW E DEW E Leather Trench Coat, $278, available at W Concept.
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Your favorite denim jacket style, but in leather.

Just Female Cam Leather Jacket, $347, available at Need Supply Co.
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Surprisingly enough, you'll find yourself wearing a navy blue leather jacket just as much as you'd wear the traditional black version.

Finery Vernon Forever Leather Jacket, $407, available at Finery.
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Much cooler than your typical high school varsity jacket.

Opening Ceremony Appliquéd wool-blend Twill and Leather Bomber Jacket, $425, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Well-cut and, more importantly, well-fitting.

Topshop Ultimate Biker Jacket, $400, available at Topshop.
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Navy and no-nonsense.

J.Crew Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $550, available at J.Crew.
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Thinking about how you can wear your silk pajamas pants outside of the house? Pair them with a leather wrap jacket and you'll look chic but also comfortable.

Ganni Passion Wrap Jacket, $592.67, available at Ganni.
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Go on, play with texture.

Ganni Lloyd Biker Jacket, $615.79, available at Ganni.
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Say hello to your brand new winter jacket.

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, $560, available at All Saints.
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Pucker up.

JN by JN LLOVET Lips All Over Leather Jacket, $840, $588, available at Shopbop.
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Add some color to your all-black wardrobe.

The Arrivals Vader All Season Moto, $685, available at The Arrivals.
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Contrast collar? Why not?

Wood Wood Lucia Jacket, $660, available at Wood Wood.
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*Starry eyed*

Free People Star Studded Leather Jacket, $700, available at Free People.
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Crafted with journalist Anne-France Dautheville in mind, get the matching pants to feel just as badass as she is.

Chloe Paneled Leather Jacket, $3,250, $1,300, available at Net-A-Porter.
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The warmest leather jacket ever made.

Sandy Liang Rivington Jacket, $2,648, $1,584, available at Shopbop.
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You can add layers for days under this large boxy jacket.

MISBHV Berlin Oversize Leather Bomber Jacket, $853.47, available at MISBHV.
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Tell me about it, stud.

Veda Creeper Jacket, $1,197, available at Veda.
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Here's proof a black leather jacket doesn't need to be boring.

Mira Mikati Pick Me Hand Painted Leather Jacket, $2,160, $1,295.48, available at Nordstrom.
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You've never seen embellishments like this before.

Étoile Isabel Marant Buddy Embellished Leather Jacket, $1,530, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Wear it with or without the removable hood. It's the ultimate layering illusion.

Mackage Yoana Jacket, $890, available at Mackage.

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