I've Worn This Trend On and Off for Years, and It's Making a Big Comeback

There are a few items in my closet that I’d consider true wardrobe staples. Yep, my leather jackets rank pretty high up there. I’ve consistently turned to this specific outerwear piece off and on for years. Sure, I’ve gravitated towards those loose, oversized maxi coats recently, but I will always love how a moto jacket can bring a cool twist to even the simplest of ensembles. And yep, it appears that many in the fashion crowd are right there with me.

One of our editors recently penned a story about the return of the leather moto jacket. She noted that the item hasn’t appeared on the backs of models and A-listers as much recently, but the jacket is gaining even more popularity again amongst celebs (referencing a recent Irina Shayk look). And that goes for other style setters as well.

On that note, I actually pulled a range of imagery showcasing chic outfits with my tried-and-true outerwear staple. You know, to use as inspiration if you also wear the item on repeat or want to test one out this season. I also included a few shots of myself in some of my favorite investment jackets.

Without further ado, keep scrolling for a smattering of outfit and shopping inspo.


Here I am in a few of my favorite moto jackets from Boda Skins, AllSaints, and Mackage.


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A leather jacket brings a chic spin to a denim and sweater fit.


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The beauty of a moto jacket is that you can pair it with so many outfits—including this sleek ensemble with the pencil skirt and boots.


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This ensemble is quite forward with the top, printed pants, and leather jacket.


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A pretty ensemble featuring the moto jacket, flowy pants, and the blouse.


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Moto jackets in other hues also feel quite elevated to make a statement.

Next, check out more chic jackets.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.