There are a few fashion must-haves that will never date - classic court shoes, little black dresses and trench coats are just some of the items that should grace every woman's wardrobe. But recently, we've started to think that a new buy should make it on to the 'classics' list: the biker jacket.
Originally a favourite of James Dean and Marlon Brando, Jean Paul Gaultier introduced the biker jacket to womens fashion in the 1980s, and we haven't looked back since. The perfect between-season jacket to throw on over jeans and a T-shirt or, recently, a great way to add a grungy edge to a feminine dress, not a month goes by without our favourite celebrities stepping out in a lust-worthy style.
A new perennial, biker jackets are set to be big again for the upcoming season. If you haven't invested already, don't demur - bikers are utterly versatile, practical with jeans or toughening up any old favourite design.
So, how do you know which style to go for? A black leather design is the ultimate classic, and no matter how much you spend, you can guarantee that your cost-per-wear will work out so much better than most of your other high street buys. If you're one step ahead of us and already have the traditional style, why not mix it up with a new colour? Nude and pastels are becoming firm favourites, and they're perfect for spring/summer. Choose from fitted styles to show off your shape, or a classic bomber jacket for something that bit cooler.
We love this quilted leather number from Urbancode at Asos
Trying to find the perfect style for you? We've narrowed the high street designs to 9 more jackets. Click through to browse our pick, and find a style you're bound to fall in love with...