victorianaleatherjacket.jpgI'm forever going on about 'toughening up' outfits with a good leather jacket. I'm not usually a fan of 'mixing genres' (kudos if you can name that quote!) but I think this is a look that really works, especially considering the awful weather we're subjected to most of the time in the UK.

However, until recently I hadn't found the perfect leather jacket to do that with.

Step forward Warehouse, who've cleverly teamed romantic, Victorian detailing with the new season's gothic trend to bring us this smocked leather jacket for £130. I can just imagine it layered over something diaphanous in a creamy shade, finished with tough black patent shoeboots or studded sandals.