I have a mixed relationship with leather.
In the late 90s, I had a leather blazer inspired by “Friends” – just like everyone else.
Then I went gun shy and stayed away for nearly two decades until springing for a black moto jacket last year.
I like it, but it’s not right for every occasion.
Last week I saw someone wearing this Vince zip cross front jacket.
I gave her a hug and the leather was like butter.
Plus, it was polished enough for work and looked good when worn open.
I was thrilled to find it for over half off at Nordstrom Rack, albeit in a dark green. I like the color, at least on the website.
The green coat was a bargain too good to pass up, but I really wanted something in black or blue.
This Cole Haan jacket is now 25% off at Nordstrom and comes in a several colors. I like the snap detail at the collar.
The coat above is navy, but I ordered black. Even though my moto jacket is also black, the hardware skews it a bit tough, and the look above is more in tune with professional wear. I can see this paired with a dress during cooler months, which is basically 90% of the year in Minnesota.
This Andrew Marc jacket is an incredible 60% off:
It also comes in an amazing color called Rosewood:
This is under $200!
And finally, from at Shopbop, this Kingston jacket from The Mighty Company.