I'm a firm believer in making smart purchases when it comes to fashion, saving on some things, splurging on others (which is why I started this series in the first place). As far as leather jackets go, I think they're meant to be splurged on, as high quality leather and the construction largely influence the way it looks and feels. However, it's a big purchase, which is why I wanted to showcase an option to the one I recently bought (and wore
). I love the
since it's a classic cut, made of buttery soft leather, with just enough of detailing to make it special. This
alternative, which is faux-leather, is about as close as you can get, with well-placed zippers, quilted shoulders and a slim cut.