Emma Roberts Just Put the Riskiest Spin on a Classic Leather Jacket
We’re not exactly sure where all of fashion’s “rules” came from. Was there a historic ceremony at which Coco Chanel, Anna Wintour, and Billy Porter all chiseled edicts into stone tablets, and our invites somehow got lost in the mail? Whatever the origins of the rules, we’re pretty sure Emma Roberts just broke all of them with her risky leather jacket — and she couldn’t look better.
On a casual coffee run this week, Roberts defied the institution by wearing an all-white Hobo leather motorcycle jacket, and we’re pleased to report she doesn’t seem to have spilled, scratched, or sullied it in any which way. Yes, it’s after Labor Day, but she made the case for the white leather moto as the piece of outerwear we should be reaching for on casual errand runs and self-dates year-round.
Naturally, she hit a couple of other on-the-money trends, too. Her By Far snakeskin boots, her straight-leg jeans, her Moon Juice shopping bag (leak your supplement regimen, Emma!), and especially her coordinated Michael Stars cardigan and white leather Chloe bucket bag all worked together to strengthen her defiant jacket choice. One small white-leather-clad step for Emma Roberts, one giant establishment-challenging leap for mankind.
The rebel warrior’s exact white leather jacket is refreshingly affordable, at least in the context of celebrity-worn pieces we tend to obsess over, at $375. The impeccably constructed piece is made of 100 percent lambskin leather, which explains the cost. Shop it, plus some of our favorite affordable vegan options to get the look, below.
Hobo Rebel Soul Leather Jacket
Shop now: $375; hobobags.com
Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Shop now: $76 (Originally $88); nordstrom.com
Topshop Croc Embossed Faux Leather Trench Coat
Shop now: $150; nordstrom.com
BB Dakota Up to Speed Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Shop now: $39 (Originally $98); nordstrom.com
J.O.A. Croc Embossed Faux Leather Trucker Jacket
Shop now: $115; nordstrom.com
BlankNYC Tweed Moto Jacket
Shop now: $128; nordstrom.com
BB Dakota True Stud Faux Suede Moto Jacket
Shop now: $110; nordstrom.com
Topshop Cora Faux Shearling Biker Jacket
Shop now: $125; nordstrom.com
Nic+Zoe Alexa Washable Leather Jacket
Shop now: $398; nordstrom.com
Nic+Zoe Sundown Moto Jacket
Shop now: $119 (Originally $198); nordstrom.com