The One Thing NYC and Paris Girls Wear Year-Round

If we made a poll on the one piece every woman should own, we're pretty sure a leather jacket would take the top spot. But how to wear a moto jacket? Look to the women of both New York and Paris to provide some inspiration. While each city has its own signature style, women from both locales often turn to a moto jacket to complete their outfit. 

Both sleek and edgy, a moto jacket has the ability to add a little something special to just about any ensemble. Add it to jeans and a simple tee for a relaxed daytime ensemble, or throw it on over a slip dress for a going-out look that's oh so cool. And whether your style of choice is sleek or studded, there's really no going wrong with this piece. Curious to see how New York and Parisian women wear their moto jackets? Check out their looks below, and then shop a few of our favorite styles! 

The New York Take

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Collage Vintage

A sleek jacket with trousers looks cool yet profesional.

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Collage Vintage

Studs add an extra bit of edge.

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Style Du Monde

A feminine dress gets an instant bit of edge with a cropped moto.

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Style Bistro

An all-black ensemble is so New York. 

The Parisian Take

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Collage Vintage

A sleek cropped patent style gives a cool retro spin.

Keep an ensemble casual with relaxed jeans and sneakers.

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An oversize jacket feels perfectly relaxed.

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Chicisimo 

Try a jacket in tan or maroon to mix things up.

Shop Moto Jackets

Everything you've been looking for in a leather jacket. 

This jacket has that perfect vintage-y feel. 

This jacket epitomizes American cool. 

Not into leather? Go for this vegan leather alternative. 

The high-shine vinyl adds a fun texture to any look. 

Not your boyfriend's leather jacket…

Try throwing this jacket on with a T-shirt and a midi skirt. 

An edgy cool take on the classic leather jacket.

Oversize and cropped makes a surprisingly flattering combination. 

This jacket goes with just about anything. 

It has all the classic touches. 

The elbow padding gives the effect of a true motorcycle jacket. 

Contrasting stitches add a fun touch to the traditional biker jacket. 

Want more style advice? Here's how to wear a leather jacket for every occasion!