Step 4: Begin researching stores
If you simply set out one day to start trying on jackets, you might feel overwhelmed with all of the options. It’s easier to start making lists of where you’re likely to find jackets you love before you set out on your shopping spree.
You can do a quick Google search to find stores that sell jackets that fall in line with your style inspiration. Luckily, most stores advertise their products online, so you simply need to look at their online store to begin your product research.
Step 5: Visit each store to try on jackets
You’re going to want to try on as many jackets as possible before making a decision. You’d hate to have buyer’s remorse because you bought a jacket prematurely before checking out all of your options. You’re going to want to try on all of the jackets on your list and then some more. Ask the sales associates if they know of any stores that sell colored leather jackets.
When you’re trying on the jackets, try to get a good look at the color quality of each jacket. One of the downsides of a colored leather jacket is that the jacket can lose its color if the jacket hasn’t been dyed correctly. Make sure that the color isn’t rubbing off the jacket and that the supplier has used all-natural dyes to create the color. Jackets can lose their color or fade in the sun if not dyed properly.
Take as many photos as possible when you’re trying on your jackets. Ask the sales associates to take your photo as you try each one on. You’ll need these photos in the next step when you converse about your potential new jacket with friends and family members.
Step 6: Converse with friends
Show your friends and family members your photos and ask them what they think. They can make a more accurate decision of which jackets look best on you. Specifically ask them about the colors. Ask them what they did like and what they didn’t like. It’s important that your friends are as specific as possible with these answers. If you don’t know why they don’t like a jacket, you might end up buying a different jacket with the same problems as the jacket they didn’t like. Try to get your friends to agree on one jacket that they like the best.
Step 7: Choose an ensemble for your jacket
Once you’ve purchased your perfect jacket, it’s time to choose an ensemble to wear with it. Go back to your style inspirations for more ideas on how to wear your jacket. Does your celebrity inspiration dress the jacket up or down? Does he wear it with jeans or with dress pants? Is the jacket worn with similar colors or is it worn with contrasting colors? What types of accessories does the person wear with the jacket? What do you like about the way the celebrity wears the jacket?
Now, go to your own closet to begin looking for pieces that are similar to the ones the celebrities wear with their jackets. You can go shopping for more clothes for your ensemble, but you might find that you have plenty to wear in your own closet.