Your leather jacket looks so cool, but it can be tough to wear in the winter. Leather jackets are perfect for autumn and spring, when the weather is chilly but not freezing. When the days begin to get short and the snow sets in, however, your leather jacket may just not be enough to keep you warm. Winter can get messy, too. Depending upon where you live, winter may mean snowfall and freezing rain. You certainly don't want to get your leather jacket soaked and ruin it. Fortunately, if you plan ahead, you can wear your leather jacket all winter long.
If you are actually shopping for a leather jacket for winter and you don't already own one, then look for a jacket that is made to be worn in cold, cold weather. Skip the ultra light leather made for spring and fall and go for a heavier, thicker leather jacket. Preferably, you can find a leather jacket with a warm, luxurious lining. Look for leather jackets with thick sheepskin, fur, fleece, or wool linings. You should also keep your eye peeled for leather jackets that have snug, wool cuffs. These cuffs will prevent cold wind from blowing up your sleeves. If you are a woman, besides motorcycle jackets, you could also consider a warm leather trench coat for winter. This will keep your legs and butt warmer.
Don't just plan not to get your leather jacket dirty. Even if you manage never, ever to get caught in the snow or the rain, you never know when you may slip on a patch of ice and land on your back. You need to pre treat your leather jacket against water and moisture before you wear it out in the winter. Don't just buy the spray on leather treatment from the store; you should take your leather jacket to a dry cleaner and have it treated by a professional. The dry cleaner can treat your leather jacket without too much wax or oil, so that the leather will still breathe. When you do accidentally get your leather jacket wet, then rub a little bit of leather conditioner into it before it dries so that it doesn't get hard and crack. Then hang it to dry in a room temperature, dry room. You should use a padded hanger so that more air circulates in the jacket. This will keep the leather from getting mildewed and stinky.
If you already own a leather jacket and you want to wear it through the winter, just accessorize it with your warmest accessories. Pair a leather motorcycle jacket with a sweater dress that covers your butt, preferably with a big, cowl neck. This way, there's no way that the skin on your hips will peek out from beneath your jacket and shirt. Wear your leather jacket with a huge, oversized, very warm scarf in wool or cashmere. You can artfully wrap this scarf around your neck for warmth and volume. Leather jackets look best with knit gloves and a soft, knit hat. Choose a colorful set of matching gloves, hat, and scarf to match with your black leather for a cute, wintery look.