A t-shirt worn with a leather jacket is one of the most classic looks that has ever come out of North America. The t-shirt and leather jacket combination is one that has always been a part of the wardrobe of young people. As far back as the 1930s, people were pairing their t-shirts with their leather jackets for a casual look that was effortless and that looked great.
The look was especially popular in the 1950s, as rock stars and actors like James Dean wore the look and gave it a reputation of being for rebels. Rebels of all types have loved the look ever since. Whether they are rebels against society, rebels against fashion or just those with rebellious hearts, leather jackets paired with a t-shirt will sum up that rebelliousness perfectly.
Modern stars like Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Biel continue to wear the t-shirt and leather jacket look as part of their own signature style. Jessica Biel wears it as an updated tomboy look, much like Amelia Earhart’s famous leather bomber jacket look. Jessica pairs her jacket with long-sleeved t-shirts of all colors and styles. Shia LaBeouf wears his leather jackets 50’s style, with a crew-neck t-shirt for that James Dean look.
To get any of the many retro or modern looks from this outfit is easy. Choose a t-shirt that has a color that will complement the leather jacket. If you are wearing a brown leather jacket, you can opt for a white t-shirt for a retro 50’s look, or you can pair it with a khaki t-shirt for a more updated look. Pairing the jacket with a green, blue or other bright color will transform the outfit into your own unique look.
The leather jacket you choose will also have a lot to do with how fashionable your look is. Thick, black leather jackets with plenty of zippers have come back into style recently. Many stars have been seen wearing these jackets, and they are easy to pair with a t-shirt of any style of color. Wearing a black t-shirt with one of these jackets is a quick way to get a fashionable rebellious look.
For a softer look, go for a light brown distressed leather bomber jacket. These have never gone out of style, and they look great with just about any color t-shirt. For an adventurous look, wear it with a khaki t-shirt. For a feminine look, choose a pink, yellow or pastel t-shirt to wear under the jacket. For a funky, unique look, through a t-shirt over a long dress and wear the leather jacket over them both.
One of the reasons that the t-shirt and leather jacket combo is so easy to wear is that it goes great with jeans of any style. The look will work with distressed jeans, intact jeans, light jeans, dark jeans- any color will do. Just throw on your most comfortable jeans, grab your favorite t-shirt and add a leather jacket and your fashionable look is complete.