Once reserved for rock-and-roll stars and 1950s movie icons (we're looking at you, James Dean), emblems of the über-cool elite have been adopted by the fashion crowd. We're talking "biker" fashion and how it's long since come to be synonymous with the cool kids. But while leather boots, slicked-back hair and a classic Harley-Davidson are all hallmarks of the style, there's one piece that has stood the test of time. Over and over again, the biker jacket has proven to be quite a mainstay in the modern wardrobe.
During fashion weeks the world over, you'll spot models, editors, and the like with a leather iteration draped oh so carefully over their shoulders. It's no surprise why: Throw a biker jacket over literally anything for an allover-cool finish. We're certainly fans of combining it with jeans and a T-shirt, but this season, we're loving biker jackets that balance out feminine dresses and skirts, too.
No wardrobe is complete without this one biker-girl item. Keep reading to see how fashion girls are dipping their toes into biker fashion, and shop our favorite jackets.
Zip it up and tie the belt for the ultimate "biker-chick" vibe.
File under "cool ways to wear red."
Scheming ways to save up for this jacket.
The long silhouette would be cool over a feminine floral dress.
You have to see the back of this jacket!
We didn't know we needed a built-in scarf until now.
A collarless style is this jacket's modern update.
Beige is a great neutral option.
Boxy and cropped.
This contrast-stitch jacket pairs so well with bold-color trousers.
Easy and cool with jeans and a tee.
When you want to graduate to a really well-made piece.
Looks like you've spent years wearing it in perfectly.
Coolest neckline in the game.
For fans of the washed texture.
Virgil Abloh's signature stripes.
The best cropped jacket we've seen.
Of course, Rejina Pyo found the coolest way to update this staple jacket. Are you even surprised?
A little volume makes this jacket perfect for layering.
Yes, you need this jacket in olive green.
Add some edge to your office attire by throwing this jacket on top of a crisp button-down.
Zara always delivers.
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