What Off-Duty Models Wear to Get Noticed

Off-duty models know exactly how to turn heads and they do so with the help of an unsuspecting wardrobe staple. No, not a bright red dress or sky-high stilettos; we're talking about the leather biker jacket. It may not seem like the obvious magnet for street style photographers but it absolutely is. When it's worn on a confident woman, with the collar eschew or the belt purposefully hanging loose, there's nothing in the fashion armoury cooler. 

Come fashion month, the top runway models 'walk' for as many as ten fashion houses. These ladies are the very first to wear the world's most exclusive and cutting edge threads, so we're extremely interested to note what garms they choose for their off-duty wardrobe. Alas, the leather biker is the go-to staple, as proved by reams and reams of street style photos. We've cut to the most some classic examples of models in their trusty urban uniform from in-between the S/S 16 shows. Prepare to want to upgrade your favourite jacket.

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Drape your leather jacket over your shoulders to lend a feminine style twist to jeans and a jumper.

There's nothing more easy-going sexy than a cropped jacket, as stylishly demonstrated here.

Model Edie Campbell has an impressive collection of biker jackets; we spotted her in at least three different ones in the space of two weeks. Respect.

Mannish and boxy leather jackets are best worn oversized and soft with a silk neck scarf.

Models love to mix lots of off-duty elements into one look: from comfy trainers for trekking between locations to girlfriend jeans—the biker gels them all together.

We're loving the white T-shirt and open leather jacket combo here;  perhaps a nod to Jackson's Thriller? Good work.

Epaulettes and ribbed shoulder padding are details to look out for on biker jackets—will you, won't you have such details on yours?

Un-zipped zips and cosy faux fur collars add a little flair to a jacket.

The biker jacket is so versatile, it can be worn with a high-octane Chanel dress or styled with thread-bare jeans.

When wearing your hair in a top-knot, make like the runway's finest girls and flip up your collar.


Do you live in your biker jacket? Let us know in the comments below!