Every so often, a piece of clothing comes along that gets hearts racing across the entire fashion industry. Sometimes, it’s a runway look that goes viral, meaning it’s probably out of reach for most of us, and sometimes, it’s a more accessible high-street buy that proceeds to pop up in the wardrobes of all the most stylish people. Whistles’ Bonded Leather Jacket is one of these pieces. Of course, it’s real leather, so it’s still an investment piece at £449. Its clean, cool, structural lines; buttery-soft, luxurious texture, and classic-wardrobe-staple qualities (it doesn’t get more timeless than a black leather jacket, does it?) make it a very wise investment indeed. So much so that the style sold out pretty instantaneously when it first launched in black last year, and those lucky enough to have snagged it the first time around have been flaunting theirs on social media ever since. This week, however, we received the email we’ve all been waiting for from our inside sources at the brand to say it’s officially back in stock in both the black and brown colourways.
I can personally vouch for the jacket, as I borrowed it from the brand to wear during the last London Fashion Week. I proceeded to fall head over heels for it when I tried it on with so many of my go-to outfits, and it made every single one feel more elevated and cool. Honestly, it’s a minimalist’s dream, and influencers have been styling theirs with everything from blue jeans and loafers for spring to relaxed tailoring and knitwear layers during winter. Tanice Elizabeth has even shown us how good it looks thrown over little black dresses.
I wore it with a shirt and wide-leg trousers for London Fashion Week earlier this year.
So if you’re in the market for a timeless, cool and elevated transitional jacket or if you’ve been waiting (im)patiently for this specific style to become available again, keep scrolling to shop Whistles’ sought-after leather jacket. You’ll get outfit inspiration from some of our favourite influencers below too.
The oversized fit means you can layer up your colourful knits underneath.
Kim’s mini skirt ensemble proves this jacket truly goes with everything.
A refined finishing touch for any look.
Brittany proves a leather jacket and white denim are a match made in outfit heaven.
I love how Marisa wears hers with relaxed tailored trousers.
A perfect example of how this chic jacket can elevate a simple jeans-and-T-shirt outfit.
It works with dresses as well.
Lindsey pairs hers with cropped trousers and loafers—perfect for winter.
This coat version is a real contender.
Take your blazer outfits to new heights with a leather version.
The oversized fit adds a 2023 touch to this biker jacket.
A unique fusion of leather and quilted jackets.
Bomber jackets come back every autumn and winter.
Navy is just as timeless as black.
This leather looks so soft.
You’ll layer this into your outfit builds for autumn, winter and spring.
I love the patch pockets.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.