The leather jacket, commonly associated with motorcycles and James Dean, has cemented its fate as classic staple that will always be in style. Whether you’re purchasing the real deal or have fallen for a faux equivalent, this is an investment that’s totally worth it. Of course, you may be nervous about finding ways to incorporate an edgy piece into your day to day wardrobe. Luckily, leather is more versatile than you may think!

We love mixing an edgy leather jacket (like this one by 2nd Day) into a softer look. Think a lightweight dress, your favorite flats, and a canvas tote during the day. It will add the right amount of edge while remaining appropriate and feminine.

With a jacket like this, you may find yourself reaching for it every time you head out the door to dinner or drinks with friends. We like the idea of channeling Sandy from Grease with a modern Rue twist. All black with embellishments galore!

Shop Rue: DAY: 1. Love Conditioner // 2. 2nd Day Leather Jacket // 3. Karen Walker Sunglasses // 4. Dorothy Perkins Dress // 5. Tory Burch Flats // 6. Bracelet // 7. Tote // NIGHT: 1. Jil Sander Leggings // 2. 2nd Day Leather Jacket // 3. Nieves Lavi Top // 4. Forever21 Clutch // 5. Elizabeth and James Booties // 6. Forever21 Hair Clips