20 Leather Jackets We Want Now

There are few things higher up on everyone's fall lust list than a good sexy, practical, luscious leather jacket (or faux for all you vegans). No question, we're obsessed. And if you weren't able to dig up your old black motorcycle jacket you couldn't stop wearing five years ago (we misplaced ours, too): You're in luck. Because we've scoured our top sites to scoop up the best variations of this autumn's ultimate must-have, and not just in one style: We've assembled four categories, from shearling accents to leather impostors. Read on to find your leather love of the moment.
1. Tough-Girl Leather: From denim-inspired cuts to classic moto details, these motorcycle'esque jackets are cool—and hot—enough to rev up the bad girl in each of us.
Above, from left: Victoria's Secret Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $198, available at Victoria's Secret; Dallin Chase JJ Leather Jacket, $610, available at Shopbop; Topshop Leather Saddle Stitch Jacket, $310, available at Topshop.
Above, from left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Waxed-Leather Biker Jacket, $1,100, available at Net-A-Porter; Allsaints Spitalfields Post Commander Leather Jacket, $450, available at Allsaints Spitalfields.
2. Faux Leather: This is for all you ladies who love the look of leather but prefer to keep your paws off the real thing. But given the sharp shapes and styles we've found, faking it this fall looks pretty darn good.
Above, from left: Forever 21 Asymmetrical Leatherette Jacket, $39.80, available at Forever 21; Vero Modal Military Detail Faux Leather Jacket, $84.25, available at ASOS; Sparkle & Fade Faux Leather Aviator Jacket, $128, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, from left: Jou Jou Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $59.99, available at Macy's; Ann Taylor Faux Leather Asymmetrical Jacket, $178, available at Ann Taylor.
3. Dressed-Up Leather: Sometimes leather needs to express itself in a dressier way (say, over a party dress). And these pieces really reveal that luxurious feeling of a good leather piece that you'll have and wear forever.
Above, from left: Vince Leather Cowl Jacket, $995, available at Vince; Alice by Temperley Corsica Cropped Leather Jacket, $525, available at Net-A-Porter; Rodebjer Perforated Leather Jacket, $418, available at Pixie Market.
Above, from left: Yigal Azrouël Gum-Resin Leather Jacket, $1,340, available at Yigal Azrouël ; Religion Leather Jacket, $185.35, available at ASOS.
4. Shearling/Winter Leather: Some of us want our leather jacket to practically keep us toasty when the temps drop, and these styles embody the shearling accents and themes that made Burberry's fall/winter collection a phenomenon.
Above, from left: ASOS Leather Aviator Jacket, $185.35, available at ASOS; Acne Rita Leather Aviator, $1,190, available at Net-A-Porter; Rachel Roy Leather Aries Jacket, $299, available at Rachel Roy.
Above, from left: French Connection Little Miss Leather Coat, $598, available at French Connection; Johnny Hates Jazz Shearling Leather Jacket, $698, available at Oak.