The best suede jackets for women

Ellie Goodman

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25 July 2022

An 'It' Girl essential that looks great with almost anything, invest in the perfect suede jacket and you’ll wear it for seasons to come

25 July 2022 | Ellie Goodman | If you purchase something via our website, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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artorially speaking, there’s nothing quite like the Great British weather to keep you on your toes. Whether it’s oscillating between 40°C heatwaves and torrential downpours, or stuck in a state of prolonged dreariness, what’s going on outside has a massive influence on what we wear. But what if there was a solution? A does-it-all piece that can take you from brisk spring mornings to balmy summer evenings, from mild autumnal afternoons to baltic winter weather? Enter: the suede jacket. 

Lighter than leather, but with just as much attitude, this fashion-set favourite is the easy, stylish solution to trans-seasonal dressing, with a retro edge to boot. Whether biker or aviator, longline or cropped, worn over a micro-mini skirt and knee-high boots for a look Charlie’s Angels would approve of, or layered over a bohemian maxi dress like the flower children of yesteryear, there’s very little a suede jacket won’t go well with, no matter your personal style philosophies. Here’s our pick of the best suede jackets to invest in now and wear for all seasons. 

Nili Lotan Dominic suede jacket

Give your day-to-day uniform an 'It' Girl-worthy upgrade with this sleek suede jacket from NYC-based brand Nili Lotan. Waving the flag for androgynous-chic dressing, this oversized, relaxed navy blue blazer is crafted from smooth suede with a soft satin lining, ideal for layering over everything from wide-leg jeans and a T-shirt, to chunky winter knitwear with a pair of white trainers.

Nili Lotan navy Dominic suede jacket, £2,400, net-a-porter.com

Raey suede shirt jacket

If you’re looking for a suede jacket you can wear year-round, plump for this laid-back shirt jacket from London-based brand Raey. Cut for an oversized silhouette, from a buttery-soft suede, with a detachable belt, which secures at the waist, we’ll be pairing ours with a sweet summer dress and Chelsea boots, no matter the weather.

Raey neutral belted suede shacket, £995, matchesfashion.com

Rixo Dionne patchwork suede jacket

With references to craft tradition and retro 70s style, there’s a reason patchwork has become such a popular trend over the last few seasons, and this Rixo suede jacket is a great way to get in on the action. Cut for a slightly cropped fit and constructed from soft squares of baby blue, pumpkin orange, chocolate-brown and terracotta suede, it’s the ideal jacket to reach for as we begin the transition from summer to autumn.

Rixo brown Dionne leather patchwork jacket, £385, brownsfashion.com

Saint Laurent Saharienne suede jacket

Go Jane Goodall-chic in this safari-inspired suede jacket by Saint Laurent. A resurrection of the classic Saharienne jacket, which Yves Saint Laurent created for a 1968 Vogue Paris shoot, it’s tailored from soft calfskin and retains the same lace-up silhouette and explorer aesthetic that made the style such a hit back in the day.

Saint Laurent camel Saharienne lace-up suede jacket, £3,315, net-a-porter.com

Saks Potts Kahlo suede jacket

A favourite of the Gen-Z style set, Copenhagen-based brand Saks Potts has been causing a stir with its glam 90s silhouettes and throwback 'It' Girl styles (inspired by everyone from Princess Diana to Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy) since it launched in 2014. This pistachio-green jacket in lambskin suede has a contrasting shearling trim at the collar, seams and cuffs, and features exposed heart-shaped buttons and an elasticated waistband for a fitted look.

Saks Potts pistachio Kahlo contrast trim shearling and suede jacket, £1,325, selfridges.com

Tom Ford shearling-trimmed suede jacket

Tom Ford found inspiration in 1960s lingerie ads for his oversized aviator jacket. Crafted from supple suede and trimmed with accents of fluffy lambskin shearling, this is truly an investment piece you’ll come back to time and time again. We’re wearing ours with a micro-mini and knee-high boots a la Mr Ford’s signature sexy styling, but will also be reaching for it when temperatures (inevitably) start to drop.

Tom Ford shearling-trimmed suede jacket, £4,950, net-a-porter.com

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