Many treasures in life are uncovered in the most unexpected of places, like the pearl in an oyster shell or the designer sample sale in an industrial warehouse. In this case, we┬'ve discovered a contemporary women┬'s line created by the authentic motorcycle-wear company, Alpinestars. Staying true to its motorcycle culture, the line melds masculine and feminine components to great effect, resulting in a range of girly pieces infused with a hint of edgy attitude. Read on for a sampling of their vegan jackets, soft tanks, and cozy cardigans that are fit for the casual girl with downtown sensibility.
Dirt Bag Jacket ($150)
While most authentic motorcycle jackets tend to resemble a bulky turtle-shell, the Dirt Bag Jacket has a streamlined silhouette that shows off, rather than conceals, the feminine physique. The bright blue will stand out amongst the typical black and brown choices, and would look ideal with peg-leg jeans and motorcycle boots.
Sally Cardigan ($98)
One of spring┬'s favorite colors┬--yellow┬--can instantly turn drab to fab. The oversized cable Sally Cardigan will keep you cozy and colorful all season long. We┬'d wear it over a tank with cutoff jean shorts, but the styling options abound.
Pit Slouchy Tank ($59)
Not all basic staples are created equal┬--the Pit Slouchy Tank is one of the most supreme in its class. Featuring a flap pocket at the breast, the tank hangs loosely on your body for flattering comfort. It will surely be your go-to piece, whether pairing it with jeans or a body-conscious skirt.
Greenland Cardigan ($106)
The Greenland Cardigan features a line of pearlized buttons giving the cardigan┬'s overall worn, vintage appeal a pretty element. Each is hand-airbrushed giving a unique touch to your jeans and a tee.
F1 Vegan Jacket ($194)
The F1 Jacket is a PETA-friendly leather jacket alternative that looks fantastic on anyone, and has the same supple feel as the real thing. The rusty-orange hue is neutral enough to wear with just about anything.
Supersport Tee ($62)
The Supersport Tee takes a boyish design and burnout wash and transforms it with a feminine fit and v-neck cut. Pair it with a denim pencil skirt for a polished, casual style.