Unleash the Rebel In You This Season with a Biker Jacket!
Rev your fashion engines… because the biker jacket (also known as the motorcycle jacket) is a must-have this fall! This edgy jacket can really bring out your inner rebel, but to keep from looking like you stepped straight out of a Grease movie, follow our tips for wearing a motorcycle jacket in the chicest way possible:
BIKER JACKET TIP #1: ADD SOME COLOR
A black leather motorcycle jacket can have you looking rather dark (both figuratively and literally), so add a little color with a bright top to liven up the outfit. You’ll look much more approachable!
BIKER JACKET TIP #2: MAKE IT GIRLY
Vanessa Hudgens shows us how to effortlessly turn a biker jacket into a feminine accessory. Pair yours with a floral dress for the daytime or a cute cocktail dress for evening, and don’t forget the heels! The biker jacket will add a slight edge to your sweet look.
BIKER JACKET TIP #3: KEEP LEATHER TO A MINIMUM
A biker jacket is tough enough – so let it be the only leather piece in your ensemble. You also have to be cautious of your choice in shoes; biker boots or booties covered in buckles may be a bit much. Try to keep it simple with a brightly colored pump or plain black booties.
BIKER JACKET TIP #4: EMBRACE ITS VERSATILITY
Biker jackets look great with just about anything! Don’t wear it with jeans and a graphic tee everyday (although this is an adorable look when you’re feeling like a renegade); try pairing it with your favorite dress, plaid skirt, or wide leg trousers. For example: throwing on layers of necklaces or bracelets with a jersey dress and biker jacket will give you a slight bohemian vibe! The possibilities are endless with this cover-up.
Article Written By: Amy Taylor; Amy is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Calif., and is currently pursuing her Certificate of Journalism. With over 5 years of experience in many facets of the fashion industry, Amy contributes her knowledge to both DivaVillage.com and VillageMAMA.com.
Graphic Work By: Yvonne Cao; Yvonne is a writer and graphic designer from Irvine, Calif. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Calif. and is currently working towards a Digital Arts Certification. She enjoys biking on the trails of Orange County, shopping, and learning more about self-awareness and enlightenment.