Leather-jacket season is upon us, a fact no one understands better than Georgia May Jagger, who collaborated with Mulberry to create her dream version of the garment to carry her—and you—through this fall and winter. Now that she’s set in the wardrobe department, all the 23-year-old has to do to make the look her own is to consider what happens above the collar—though she seems to have her signature for that down pat as well. Jagger’s voluminous, tumbling golden lengths speak to her legendary rock ’n’ roll and modeling roots, and in true It Brit style, they’re never overworked. After all, history has shown that a nonchalant coif is necessary to pull off the little black jacket with convincing ease.
Amelia Earhart’s windblown gamine crop and aviator zip-up defied expectations as much as the daring pilot did, while Kelly McGillis’s oversize borrowed-from-the-boys outerwear in Top Gun was balanced by her feminine, bouncy waves. Patti Smith liked her hair to look as worn-in as her leather, but for Françoise Hardy a smooth and buttery finish was required for her bangs, cowhide, and vocals. Even famously amped-up styles, like Tina Turner’s angular layers and Olivia Newton-John’s cloud of curls in Grease, looked ready to be thrashed around while dancing. This season, whether you decide to wear your hair pulled back or down and loose, take a page from the supermodel style book (see Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid): With leather, second-day texture always looks better.
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