11 Inspiring Ways to Wear a Biker Jacket


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Biker jackets are an item you will almost always find hanging in the closets of fashion girls around the world. This classic jacket's versatility has yet to fail us, but in case you're looking for some fresh ways to wear your moto jacket, we're here today to help. Since throwing on your moto jacket, jeans, and a T-shirt is definitely chic, it's also kind of the easy way out and if we've learned anything about our readers throughout the years, it's that you guys like the occasional style challenge. 

With this in mind, we culled 12 totally fresh ways to wear it plus editor-approved shopping picks, because in our opinion, it’s always a good time to add to your moto jacket collection. 


Vanessa Jackman

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 jacket. 


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Joanna Hillman

The Harper’s Bazaar editor is an endless source of inspiration, and her outfit including this J Brand jacket and 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts 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.

Jenna Lyons

J.Crew’s former 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 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.



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, re-create Cyrus’s all-black color palette of a Maison Martin Margiela black leather jacket, Stella McCartney turtleneck, Textile Elizabeth & James skinny jeans, and Comme Des Garçons black leather sneakers. 

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 jacket, a Zara lingerie dress, 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 in Mushroom is a more approachable look that packs just as much style.


Fashion Vibe

Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe

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

Shop biker jackets we love:

We'll gush over anything from The Row.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

A hybrid denim-and-leather jacket with this much personality deserves to be shown off.

Available in sizes 34 to 38.

The flower appliqués add some playfulness to this moto jacket.

Available in sizes 36 to 42.

This burgundy jacket is an ultra-appealing alternative to the usual black.

Available in sizes 32 to 42.

The gently tumbled finish of this jacket gives it a slightly lived-in look.

Available in sizes S/M to M/L.

Although the faux shearling interior will keep you extra cozy, the intriguing eyelet ties on the side are the feature that will win you over.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Stemming from a collection inspired by classic American fashion, this pristine white leather jacket has the ultimate cool-factor.

Available in sizes IT36 to IT48.

With a daring off-the-shoulder shape, this signature piece somehow manages to incorporate all the hallmarks of a classic biker jacket.

Available in sizes FR36 to FR40.

A classic option that makes layering easy. 

Available in sizes XXS to L.

The asymmetrical zipper and bold red color make for an incredibly modern combination.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, we promise.  This velvet jacket with a leather interior really is that chic.

Available in sizes 2 to 16.

Back to the basics for this one. 

Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.

The detailed white piping gives this industrial jacket a uniquely flattering contour that stands out from the crowd.

Available in sizes XS to M.

This fitted piece includes a silky satin lining, perfect for layering over lightweight knits this spring.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

The white leather contrast takes this cool racer jacket to the next level.

Available in sizes S to M.

You can't go wrong with this quintessential option, coin-pocket and all.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

A trendy option that'll keep you feeling warm while looking especially cool.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

This post has been updated by Lauren Eggertsen.