The New Leather Jacket: Lightweight Layers in Spring Colors
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Faux Leather, Real Bomber
The knit collar on this faux-leather bomber stands up to chilly days.

I Heart Ronson for JCPenney, $30;
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The New Curved Seams
Sleek brown pleather shows off curved seams, a zippered pocket, and snaps.

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Better Than Black
A subtle alternative to black: crinkled gray leather.

BB Dakota, $175;
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'80s Cropped
The '80s are alive and well in this cropped jacket.

Jean Paul Gaultier for Target, $200;
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Victorian Ruffles
The unexpected ruffle gives this gray-green jacket Victorian charm.

DEPT, $289, Macy's; 800-622-9748
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Demure Trench
A demure take on the trend: spread collar, cropped shape, and trench-inspired details.

Loft, $298;
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Lilac Leather
Lilac leather gives new life to a biker jacket with plenty of hardware.

Joe's, $525;
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Flatters Everyone
The warm neutral shade of this buttery, ruched jacket flatters every skin tone.

Cole Haan, $695;
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Sporty Chic
An easy-fitting coat melds sporty with chic.

Diane von Furstenberg, $795, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC; 212-753-7300