How To Dress Like A Biker Babe--No Motorcycle Needed!

Whether it’s cool caged boots paired with boyfriend jeans or motocross-ready pants teamed with heels, read on to see how tastemakers wear this trend and shop all the essentials—Harley not included!

Marianne Faithfull


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The ultimate ‘60s version of the biker babe: Marianne Faithfull in The Girl on a Motorcycle.

Gwen Stefani



Stefani's Givenchy cage heels added a tough-girl edge to her basic black tank and slouchy boyfriend jeans.


MTV VJ Kate Peck


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Peck has today's trend down pat: edgy, Kate Lanphear-esque bleached hair, a leather jacket, a studded bag, and, naturally, a bike of her own.

Miley Cyrus


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Cyrus put a glam spin on the biker look with embellished, anything-but-basic pieces, including a Moschino jacket, T by Alexander Wang leather crop top (which is sadly sold out), Moschino Pearl-Embellished Crepe Skirt ($358), and Versace Signature Platform Booties ($1395).

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3.1 Phillip Lim

Take a cue from 3.1 Phillip Lim and team a leather jacket and boots with the designer's Patch-Covered Skinny Cargo Jeans ($695) for an ensemble that would look right at home on a motorcycle.



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Rihanna opted for a motocross-inspired outfit with her Rag and Bone Moto Pants ($495), which she paired with MadeMe's Slutz Crop Top ($44), Rihanna for River Island Barely There Sandals ($150, available in Camo), and Zanzan sunglasses (which are sadly sold out).


Frederica Vest ($525)

A leather jacket is essential if you want to channel today’s look, and this versatile sleeveless version definitely fits the bill.


Moto Vintage Boyfriend Jeans ($90)

After spotting Gwen Stefani in her boyfriend jeans, we’ll be taking our denim slouchy and ripped, please!


The Biker Boots ($238)

Nothing screams motorcycle chic like good old fashioned black leather boots. This fuss-free pair by Madewell is an investment you won’t soon regret.

Wilton Tank ($20)

Show off toned abs a la Rihanna with this form-fitting, cropped tank.

Shorty Patch Jacket ($365, available in store and on on September 30) in Spellbound in Seattle

Emulate the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway and add some cool patches to your denim pieces.

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Caprice V2 Sunglasses ($220)

Add a hint of feminine appeal with these white cat-eye sunnies.

Mini Skirt with Zips ($139)

Forget flouncy skirts and opt for this sleek, zipper-bedecked leather mini instead.

Deborah Lipmann

Nail Polish ($17) in Stormy Weather

Lacquer up with this dark polish—girly girls need not apply!

Classique Biker Chain Hinge Cuff ($92)

This chain bracelet will add a touch of rebellion to a pared-down outfit.

Rachel Comey

Clue Cross Body Bag ($220)

Because your beloved Celine purse is a bit too dainty for our trend du jour—but this leopard crossbody iteration will do the trick.

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