Splurge vs. Steal: Black (P)leather Jacket

I know that it’s still Summer, and I really can’t argue with the daily 90 degree weather we have here, but Fall is somewhat approaching and that means it’s time to start thinking about updating my wardrobe.

I’ve already been looking at inspiration for Fall outfits (if you’re following me on Pinterest, you know this is true…) and one of my favorite staples for Fall is a nice leather, or imitation leather, jacket. It can elevate pretty much any outfit from looking super casual to looking like you put in an effort.

As much as I would love to buy an expensive, high-quality jacket, I can’t afford it and I know I would ruin it pretty quickly. When I stumbled upon this ‘Orbit’ Leather Moto Jacket by Topshop (a pricey $320), I immediately fell in love with the detailing on the sleeves and the multiple zippers. On top of that, it has an absolute essential for me when it comes to leather jackets- a tighter, diagonal zip that isn’t baggy!

But regardless… I knew I had to find a similar, more affordable option, AND one that is fake leather!! We’re all about the cruelty free here.

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Good news guys, I think I found a “dupe” for Topshop’s jacket that is actually even more flattering! This Biker Jacket by H&M is so cute and has the same detailing as the Topshop one, just on the shoulders (which I think is better – because you don’t have to worry about it being too tight on the arms). It has the front zip closure that I love, and EVEN MORE ZIPPERS… and um hello, it’s only $50!!

If this isn’t a true steal, I don’t know what is. I’m adding this jacket to my shopping cart ASAP (and unlike Topshop’s jacket, it’s not real leather).

What are some of your staples for Fall? Please tell me I’m not the only one that loves having a leather jacket.

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