15 Best Faux Leather Jackets Under $200

When the weather starts to get cold, there is one trusty staple that we can turn to that we know will keep us feeling warm and looking cool: A leather jacket. A classic leather jacket is the perfect "halfway piece" for the days when we wake up and it is freezing outside (when the heck did it become November?!) but we are not mentally prepared to go full-on winter coat just yet.

While buying a high-end leather jacket may seem like a good investment (and in some cases, it is) they tend to be really, really expensive. Like, I'm-not-going-to-eat-for-a-month-because-I-want-a-real-leather-jacket expensive. Thankfully, though, there are a number of faux-leather (or as I liked to call them when I was buying them from Limited Too in the sixth grade, "pleather") options out there that look just as amazing and won't break the bank. Plus, they're cruelty free, which is always a major, major benefit not only to our wallets but to our consciences, too.

Here are 15 of the best leather jackets in every color, shape and category category that you'll want to wear, layer with and re-wear all season long. Plus, you'll still be able to afford go out in them, because they're all under $200.

1. Best Classic Moto

Biker Jacket, $30, H&M

Now where are the keys to my Harley?

2. Best Draped Collar

BB Dakota James Black Vegan Leather Jacket, $103, Lulus

Pair with a scarf and a choker for some seriously strong neck accessories game.

3. Best With Denim

Blank NYC Faux Leather Sleeve Denim Jacket, $108, Bloomingdales

You'll never need to decide between a leather jacket and a jean jacket again!

4. Best With Fur

Topshop Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $100, Topshop

There is pretty much no cooler item to add to your wardrobe than a green fur moto jacket that you will want to wear every day of the rest of your life.

5. Best With Shearling

Suede Jacket, $150, Zara

The best way to add a little extra warmth to your faux-leather jacket? With a faux-fur lining, duh.

6. Best Cropped

Plus Size Moto Jacket, $30, Forever21

More for style than warmth, but still chic AF.

7. Best Colored

Mango Blue Leather Jacket, $78, ASOS

Blue is the new black, trust me.

8. Best Brown

Bagatelle Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $40, TJMaxx

The perfect jacket for the fall-to-winter transition.

9. Best Not-Boring Neutral

Wilsons Leather Womens Polished Classic Leather Cycle Jacket, $154, Jet

Believe it or not, red is actually considered a neutral. Try pairing it with any item in your closet and you'll see that it's true.

10. Best Bomber

ASOS Faux Leather Jacket With 80's Styling, $98, ASOS

Going for a sportier look? This oversized bomber fits easily over even the bulkiest sweaters, which will bring your layering game to a whole new level.

11. Best Metallic

Metallic Leather Jacket, $150, Zara

What better way to add a little umph to your all-black winter uniform than with a metallic gold moto jacket? It's literally the coolest thing I've ever seen for under $150. (Adds to cart)

12. Best Pastel

Faux Leather Bomber Jacket in Nude, $29, Missguided

Living proof that you can wear baby pink all year round.

13. Best Patent Leather

First & I Cropped Patent Pu Jacket, $58, ASOS

14. Best Trench

Plus Sized Faux Leather Jacket, $35, Forever21

What's better than a leather jacket? A leather coat, of course.

15. Best Embellished

Invasion of the Body Patchers Moto Jacket, $128, NastyGal

This. Is. Everything.

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