Embellished Leather Jackets Have Taken Over Instagram

Photo via @kyliejenner.
This season, the trusty leather jacket — one of the only pieces we've been wearing since, well, forever — has gotten a facelift. The classic biker, in all its black, toughened-up glory, has been replaced by its bolder, brighter, and much cooler sister: the embellished iteration. No longer just something you casually throw on and go, this version of the leather jacket is a statement-maker with painted, studded, and embroidered accoutrements aplenty.

Though we're by no means recommending you toss your un-adorned option to the curb, we are suggesting you give these over-the-top jackets a chance. One scroll through Instagram and you'll see that whether worn properly, draped over the shoulder, or barely clinging by the elbows, they just look better with that special little touch. Click through for some of the pieces we're currently coveting.
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Photo via @aemiliafay.
"Say my name, say my name."

The Mighty Company jacket.
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Photo via @simihaze.
Neon-orange streaked space buns are the perfect finishing touch to this punk-inspired look. And when your BFF (who happens to be Sami Miro) coordinates her outfit, well, even better...
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Photo via @amyserrano.
Hot sauce on my back, swag.
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Proof monochromatic doesn't always mean boring (hello, just look at that Courrèges jacket).

Courrèges jacket.
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Photo via @celineaagaard_.
With zips, tassels, and a bold-red palette, this one packs a serious punch.

Broslo x Mardou & Dean jacket.
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Photo via @stylishsarahnyc.
Vive la France!

Dries Van Noten jacket.
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Photo via @kyliejenner.
Naturally, this isn't an of-the-moment trend Kylie Jenner is skipping out on.

Gucci jacket.
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Who needs paint and pins when you've got arms full of lace-ups?

Nour Hammour jacket.
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Photo via @facehunter.
Fashion is wearable art — sometimes quite literally.

Veda jacket.
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Photo via @asos_georgia.
Toughen up a blush-pink dress and sneakers with a floral-printed piece.

ASOS jacket.
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Photo via @niltomakan.
Say it loud, say it proud.

Elizabeth Ilsley jacket.
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Photo via @susiebubble.
This heavily studded, neon-bright number isn’t for the faint of heart (but it sure is pretty damn amazing).

Di$count Universe jacket.
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Photo via @luxeshopper.
When the leather jacket gets the couture treatment.

Elie Saab jacket.
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British designer and stylist Hannah Beth Fincham knows what's up when it comes to customized clothing. Just look at those hand-painted flowers.

Hannah Beth Fincham x Chiara Ferragni jacket.
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Photo via @ganni.
The 2016 version of the BFF jacket.

Ganni jackets.
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Photo via @pandorasykes.
A little personalized touch.

Faith Connexion Paris jacket.
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Photo via @lpathelabel.
Grommets and roses, a winning combination.

LPA The Label jacket.
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Isn't the whole point of kids getting to wear matching painted leather jackets?

Elizabeth Ilsley jacket.

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