5 Ways to Wear a Tan Leather Jacket

When I hear “leather jacket,” I usually think of black leather. And while I love a classic black leather jacket (and own one!), I recently ordered this gorgeous, buttery burnt sienna one from Madewell and it was begging to be styled. Before deciding to keep anything—especially pricey things—I always try it on with as many things in my existing wardrobe as possible. It helps me see if it really will fit into my day-to-day life, and further gives me confidence in my purchase. And after this style session I’m feeling pretty confident that this is a keeper!

I know a lot of the sizes are selling out quickly, and also that it’s a high price point, so I also wanted to share a very similar option for you in the same color—it’s 30% off now with the code COLUMBUS19.

In all of these looks I’m wearing my Jaime Hoops (1.5″) in Metallic Gold Wood, which are currently available at Madewell.com. I also have a slightly larger version (Sydney Hoops, 2″) available if you’re looking for more of a statement hoop. Here are 5 ways to wear a tan leather jacket this fall…

Tank sweater / Jeans / Loafers

This outfit is what my autumn style dreams are made of. I love how the python loafers tie together the rest of the tones in the outfit! And this dark green bag goes with pretty much everything I own! These jeans run big, I recommend sizing down 2 sizes.

Dress / Bag / Mules

After I shared this dress on Instagram, I’ve gotten requests to incorporate it more into my style sessions. So here you go! I love mixing dresses with more tailored jackets. The dress is true to size and incredibly comfortable. All of the buttons are functional and it comes with the belt to tie at the waist. Sadly the gold mules are old, but I linked the currently available colorways.

Similar turtleneck / Skirt (also similar and a solid option) / Similar boots / Bag

This look is a little outside of my comfort zone, but the neutral colors make me feel more confident experimenting! This skirt is almost entirely sold out, but a solid black skirt could easily be swapped in.

Sweater / Jeans / Boots / Bag

Just like the python flats, these leopard boots bring together the tones in the outfit and make it feel cohesive while also adding a pop of pattern. The jeans are the curvy fit and I ended up going down a size, but some feel they are true to size, so take that advice with a grain of salt. Also, the boots are true to size for me, but if you plan to wear thick socks I’d go up 1/2 size.

Sweater / Pants / Loafers / Bag

Here is a work-friendly look for you (that I also would wear around my kids if we weren’t doing something super messy). I love the white crops for fall with the right accessories—they work really well with this cashmere sweater and leather jacket, if you ask me!


  1. 8.19.20

    great article congratulations

  2. 10.14.19
    Jenna said:

    Great post! I’ve had my eye on this leather jacket from Madewell for awhile. For some reason, the tan leather is more appealing to me than the black. In terms of sizing, did you go with an extra-small? small? Thank you!

    • 10.16.19
      Natalie said:

      Yes, I love the tan leather so much!! I got the small, which is my usual size. If you’re in between sizes I’d size up.

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