How do I wear a motorcycle vest?

Jessica Baker

A moto vest should be as cool and effortless as the girl who wears it, so try these easy approaches to making this tough-girl layering piece work with what you've got.

Must-Try Look #1: Over A Long-Sleeved Maxi Dress
Most of us have a handful of floor-length frocks in our closets that we don't know what do with come fall. To make the maxi relevant and feel fresh, simply add a quilted, studded, denim, or leather moto vest. As for styling tips, skip the neutral heels or wedges and go for a strong black ankle boot to add some toughness and edge to the overall look.

Must-Try Look #2: Paired With A Print
We love the juxtaposition of a motorcycle vest with a girly pattern, whether it's a watercolor print, floral, or even an ikat. One idea is to pair a print top with light-wash skinny jeans, and then throw the vest on top for a little edge. A moto vest also looks great with print trousers and skirts; just add a white t-shirt or denim button-up underneath, and you'll be good to go.

Must-Try Look #3: As A Jacket Alternative
A motorcycle vest can provide an unexpected amount of warmth as the nights get cooler. Instead of layering a bulky jacket or coat over your long-sleeved knits or sweaters, try the vest. Paired with a luxurious cream cashmere sweater and either classic wool trousers or snug-fitting jeans, the moto vest is sure to up the style factor and keep you cozy! 

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