It’s the hardest working item of clothing you’ll ever buy: a biker jacket is the oldest trick in the book, but putting it on is still an instant rejuvenator.
In a season of betwixt and between weather, celebrities are turning to the old staple to add a dose of rebel-without-a-cause cool to tired jeans and simple tees. Alexa Chung, Lara Stone and Karolina Kurkova go fifties style with ultra-wide lapels and a skinny fit, whilst Daisy Lowe uses her cropped number to rough up a floaty floral dress – a classic trick for girls who like to look the right amount undone.
Kristen Stewart and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wear textured leather for an update on the classic, and Chloe Sevigny and Jessie J opt for mannish styles that Jack Kerouac would be proud of.
Best friends with denim but just as loved-up with chiffon and lace, dig out your old leather jacket and re-introduce it to everyone.