While leather jackets are a year-round essential for women everywhere, we’re particularly in the market for one as we prep our wardrobes for fall. Soon enough, the temperatures will begins to dip and we’ll bask in all the layering possibilities the season offers. And, as luck would have it, most of our favorite layered looks pretty much center around the buttery-soft, deep black layer. And, though we don’t like to play favorites, we might have to give top honors to this particular piece of outerwear when it comes to the ultimate fashion girl wardrobe essential. As one of the most transitional pieces you could possibly own, a leather jacket — whether you opt for a vegan iteration or the real deal — won’t just take you through all four seasons of the year, but also work seamlessly no matter where your day takes you: Throw it on over a hoodie for morning errands; pair it with tailored trousers for a day at the office; or top a cocktail dress with a shrunken style for a night of drinks and dancing. You simply can’t go wrong with this timeless classic. So, as we start thinking ahead to the autumn season, here are the best leather jackets for fall 2018 — at every price point imaginable.