Some are even made with vegan leather!

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Whether you're packing for a quick fall getaway or are simply looking to update your closet while you're continuing to stay at home this season, a stylish, versatile jacket can take you just about anywhere. The ultimate travel hack — and the ultimate challenge for some — is to pack only one piece of outerwear. The perfect fall jacket for travel should be light, comfortable, and easily transitioned from day-to-night.

Woman wearing brown/tan leather jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Madewell

That’s why a leather jacket is the one staple you’ll need for every trip. It’s lightweight, can be dressed up or down and comes in a variety of styles — fusing both functionality and style. From classic styles like moto jackets, bombers, and trenches, to trendier silhouettes like blazers and chore jackets, there’s a leather jacket for all of your sartorial needs.

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Leather jackets are often an investment piece, especially if you're going for genuine leather, although they're the type of wardrobe staple that will last in your closet for years to come. We love brands like Allsaints, Universal Standard, and Cole Haan for their quality of craftsmanship, especially when it comes to leather goods. But if you'd like to achieve the look of leather while remaining vegan, brands like Matt & Nat, Madewell, and Theory even have faux leather styles to choose from (and they look and feel just like the real thing!)

Below, we’ve rounded up the 9 best leather jackets for every fall trip.

Allsaints Dalby Leather Biker Jacket

Women's white/cream leather moto jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

To buy: nordstrom.com, $360 (originally $450)

Universal Standard Parker Leather Jacket

Women's black leather jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Universal Standard

To buy: universalstandard.com, $438

 Madewell Vegan Leather Chore Jacket

Women's tan leather chore coat
Credit: Courtesy of Madewell

To buy: madewell.com, $198

BlankNYC Vital Signs Suede Moto Jacket

Women's grey suede jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

To buy: nordstrom.com, $188

Theory Peaked Lapel Faux Leather Blazer

Women's black leather blazer
Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

To buy: nordstrom.com, $425

Madewell Tiemann Leather Jacket

Women's black leather moto jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Madewell

To buy: madewell.com, $525

Matt & Nat Arya Vegan Leather Jacket

Women's black faux leather jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Matt & Nat

To buy: us.mattandnat.com, $190

Remain Pirello Leather Trench Coat

Women's brown/tan leather trench coat
Credit: Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

To buy: bloomingdales.com, $740

Cole Haan Zip-front Lamb Jacket

Women's black leather bomber jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

To buy: bloomingdales.com, $498

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