11 Inspiring Ways To Wear A Biker Jacket

There’s a reason why you always reach for your favorite biker jacket: it pairs well with just about everything in your closet. It’s best friends with your denim pieces, and gets along just as well with your feminine lace and chiffon. But just like any wardrobe mainstay, it’s a smart to seasonally update how you style the key piece or risk looking stale.

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    With this in mind, we culled twelve totally fresh ways to wear it and editor-approved shopping picks, because in our opinion, it’s always a good time to add to your moto jacket collection. 

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Ziata Mangafic

    Step out of the black box with an unexpected hue like forest green jacket. It’s more eye-catching and we promise it’s just as versatile.

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    PHOTO: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Burberry

    Suki Waterhouse

    Fancy yourself a sartorial risk-taker? Then take note of how the model’s bold sheer dress at the Burberry Brit Rhythm event in London looks relaxed with the addition of an off-the-shoulder Burberry Prorsum Washed Leather Biker Jacket ($2495).

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Joanna Hillman

    The Harper’s Bazaar editor is an endless source of inspiration, and her outfit including J Brand's Aiah Leather Biker Jacket ($1395) and 3.1 Phillip Lim's Pleat Front Shorts ($450) at Paris Fashion Week was no exception. We love the idea of taking advantage of your covered arms and showing off your legs in shorts.

    Image from Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Noam Galai/WireImage

    Alexa Chung

    Something about the contrast between a tough motorcycle jacket and sweet filmy frock never gets tired. At the 8th Annual Teen Vogue University, guest-speaker Chung executed the look with ease in a floral silk skirt and trusty biker jacket.

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Nasia Mylona

    An easy equation for instant cool? Quilted biker jacket plus Converse high tops. Finish your outfit with neutral basics to look just as stylish as the Grecian model.

    ​​Image from Stockholm Street Style

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    Jenna Lyons

    J.Crew’s Executive Creative Director always seems to have a styling trick up her sleeve, and at the CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration in New York City, the brand’s mastermind gave us a lesson in proportion. Lyons topped off an untucked shirt with a J.Crew Collection Leather Motorcycle Jacket ($1200) for an effect that looks nonchalant and unstudied.

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Jac Jagaciak

    Ground a floaty bohemian dress with the always-modern moto jacket.

    Image from Stockholm Street Style

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    Miley Cyrus

    While a crop top paired with a moto jacket seems tame by the pop songstress’ standards, we find the look delightfully daring for those willing to show a little midriff. To keep the look streamlined, recreate Cyrus’ all-black color palette of a Maison Martin Margiela Black Leather Cropped Sleeve Cape Jacket ($2570), Stella McCartney turtleneck, Textile Elizabeth & James Cooper Skinny Jeans ($218) in Midnight, and Comme Des Garcons Black Leather Double Sole Sneakers ($475).

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    Irina Lakicevic of A Portable Package

    The ‘90s are (still) having a moment. The blogger captures the essence of the decade with a BLK DNM Black Leather Masculine Fit Motorcycle Jacket ($928), a Zara Lingerie-Style Studio Dress ($159), and a Dries Van Noten plaid shirt.

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    Jessica Alba

    Who said a biker jacket has to be black? If the noir hue feels a little harsh, notice how the actress and entrepreneur’s Members Only Leather Moto Jacket ($428) in Mushroom is a more approachable look that packs just as much style.

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    PHOTO: Fashion Vibe

    Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe

    A ladylike skirt is practically begging for an edgy counterpart like a classic motorcycle jacket.

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    Topshop Heavy Crepe Biker Jacket ($250)

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    BB Dakota Missy Moto Jacket ($98)

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    Maison Martin Margiela Wool Biker Jacket ($1201)

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    Free People Shaggy Moto Jacket ($248)

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    LAVEER Moto Jacket ($682)

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    H&M Biker Jacket ($80)

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    Vince Camuto Leather Moto Jacket ($499)

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