To get your creative juices flowing, start out with the simple step-by-step guides below for three different looks that you can do with a red leather jacket. Feel free to personalize your look at any step, but definitely avoid
The Updated Classic Look with a Statement Jacket
For most men, the easiest look to pull off will be a simple, timeless look that relies on the leather jacket as a sexy statement piece. For this look, start out with a pair of classic straight cut jeans. To avoid overwhelming your outfit with contrasting colors, stick to the basics: black, grey, or dark denim are all wise choices.
From there, add a simple t-shirt. A pristine white t-shirt will go best with any of the above options, but feel free to play around with a plain black tee or even a striped crew cut shirt if you're feeling French.
To finish off the base of your look, you'll want to add your shoes. Because your goal is to emphasize the red leather jacket, make sure that your shoes are simple and not too flashy. Black converse, loafers, Chelsea boots, and classic white sneakers are all great options.
To accessorize this outfit, keep everything as minimalist as possible. If you need a scarf, add a plain one in either black or grey. If you need a briefcase or laptop bag for work, make sure it's a neat rectangle. Add your best watch.
And, finally, add your leather jacket. This look goes best with just about any shape of red jacket, so don't worry when you put it on -- just get out there and enjoy your life.
The Trendy Guy Look
While the timeless look can be a great go-to look, chances are that if you've got your eye on a red leather jacket, you're a bit of a risk taker. If you like to follow along with trends, you can push your red jacket to the limits with other red accessories.
To achieve this look, start out with a simple basis. A pair of khakis and a crisp white collared shirt can be a good pallet. Change for a pair of light-colored chinos if you're feeling ambitious, but remember: this is just the basis for the real showstoppers.
From there, add your accessories. Got a surprising watch with an interesting face? Go for it. Got a pair of sunglasses with a red tint? Why not! Red boots? Even better. The trick, however, will be to not over-accessorize. To avoid this faux pas, only choose one surprising accessory to go with your leather jacket.
And yes, of course, finish off this trendy guy look with the pièce-de-résistance: your red leather jacket.
The Daredevil Outfit
If you've gotten the hang of wearing your leather jacket, or if you've got a very exuberant personality, you can always take a red leather to the next level by tastefully combining an outfit full of trends. Like the trendy guy look, be sure to tie everything together with the same color pallet. Caution: this look truly takes an artful eye and complete confidence to master.
Start out by taking your favorite pair of seasonal pants. White or patterned jeans work the best here.
Then, add a graphic t-shirt or collared shirt that features red accents -- or not. As long as the color works with the vibrant red leather, anything can go here.
Finally, go crazy with your accessories to tie everything together exactly the way you like it.