11 Inspiring Ways To Wear A Biker Jacket

With this in mind, we culled twelve totally fresh ways to wear it and editor-approved shopping picks, because in our opinion, it’s always a good time to add to your moto jacket collection. 


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Ziata Mangafic

Step out of the black box with an unexpected hue like forest green jacket. It’s more eye-catching and we promise it’s just as versatile.


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Suki Waterhouse

Fancy yourself a sartorial risk-taker? Then take note of how the model’s bold sheer dress at the Burberry Brit Rhythm event in London looks relaxed with the addition of an off-the-shoulder Burberry Prorsum Washed Leather Biker Jacket ($2495).


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Joanna Hillman

The Harper’s Bazaar editor is an endless source of inspiration, and her outfit including J Brand's Aiah Leather Biker Jacket ($1395) and 3.1 Phillip Lim's Pleat Front Shorts ($450) at Paris Fashion Week was no exception. We love the idea of taking advantage of your covered arms and showing off your legs in shorts.

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Alexa Chung

Something about the contrast between a tough motorcycle jacket and sweet filmy frock never gets tired. At the 8th Annual Teen Vogue University, guest-speaker Chung executed the look with ease in a floral silk skirt and trusty biker jacket.


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Nasia Mylona

An easy equation for instant cool? Quilted biker jacket plus Converse high tops. Finish your outfit with neutral basics to look just as stylish as the Grecian model.

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Jenna Lyons

J.Crew’s Executive Creative Director always seems to have a styling trick up her sleeve, and at the CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration in New York City, the brand’s mastermind gave us a lesson in proportion. Lyons topped off an untucked shirt with a J.Crew Collection Leather Motorcycle Jacket ($1200) for an effect that looks nonchalant and unstudied.


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Jac Jagaciak

Ground a floaty bohemian dress with the always-modern moto jacket.

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Miley Cyrus

While a crop top paired with a moto jacket seems tame by the pop songstress’ standards, we find the look delightfully daring for those willing to show a little midriff. To keep the look streamlined, recreate Cyrus’ all-black colour palette of a Maison Martin Margiela Black Leather Cropped Sleeve Cape Jacket ($2570), Stella McCartney turtleneck, Textile Elizabeth & James Cooper Skinny Jeans ($218) in Midnight, and Comme Des Garcons Black Leather Double Sole Sneakers ($475).

Irina Lakicevic of A Portable Package

The ‘90s are (still) having a moment. The blogger captures the essence of the decade with a BLK DNM Black Leather Masculine Fit Motorcycle Jacket ($928), a Zara Lingerie-Style Studio Dress ($159), and a Dries Van Noten plaid shirt.



Jessica Alba

Who said a biker jacket has to be black? If the noir hue feels a little harsh, notice how the actress and entrepreneur’s Members Only Leather Moto Jacket ($428) in Mushroom is a more approachable look that packs just as much style.


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Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe

A ladylike skirt is practically begging for an edgy counterpart like a classic motorcycle jacket.

Maison Martin Margiela Wool Biker Jacket ($1201)

Free People Shaggy Moto Jacket ($248)

LAVEER Moto Jacket ($682)

Vince Camuto Leather Moto Jacket ($499)