The leather jacket remains a wardrobe staple - whatever the season.

From its humble beginnings as part of turn-of-the-century military uniforms to its brooding incarnation via rebellious Hollywood film stars such as Marlon Brando and James Dean, the leather jacket remains a wardrobe staple - whatever the season. As autumn deliveries make their way into stores, several retailers have included leather jackets that are neatly tailored and cropped, the versatile garment's evolution a result of busy lifestyles that demand clothes able to work around the clock. Team a tidy leather jacket with after-five party dresses or casual shirts and jeans for the weekend.

How to take care of your leather jacket:

• Invest in a protectant spray to keep your leather safe from water and rain.
• Air-dry or lay your jacket in the sun if you do get water on it.
• Apply a leather conditioner to soften and protect your leather.
• Blot any ink stains and mould with a white cloth, rubbing alcohol or mild, soapy water.
• Dry-clean when you're ready to pack it away for storage (and preferably on a well-padded hanger).

Seed Heritage leather jacket $669.90 and choker $29.90. Miss Crabb dress $420. Topshop bag $65.
Seed Heritage leather jacket $669.90 and choker $29.90. Miss Crabb dress $420. Topshop bag $65.
Commoners leather jacket $549 and T-shirt $39. Ruby scarf $49. Paula Ryan heels $535.
Commoners leather jacket $549 and T-shirt $39. Ruby scarf $49. Paula Ryan heels $535.
 C&M leather jacket $1199. Ruby T-shirt $99. Wrangler Jeans $189.90. Kathryn Wilson heels $299. Witchery gold hoop earrings $40.
C&M leather jacket $1199. Ruby T-shirt $99. Wrangler Jeans $189.90. Kathryn Wilson heels $299. Witchery gold hoop earrings $40.
Day Birger et Mikkelsen leather jacket $1120. Witchery skirt $199.90. Topshop earrings $35. Kathryn Wilson heels $299.
Day Birger et Mikkelsen leather jacket $1120. Witchery skirt $199.90. Topshop earrings $35. Kathryn Wilson heels $299.
Blak leather jacket $499. H&M dress $80. Paula Ryan heels $445.
Blak leather jacket $499. H&M dress $80. Paula Ryan heels $445.

Photographer: Greg Bowker
Hair and makeup: Katie Melody Rogers using M.A.C Cosmetics
Model: Tiggy Ridgway from 62 Models
Fashion assistant: Phoebe Kumara

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