7Jun

8 Ways to Rock a Motorcycle Jacket by Rosie Almonte & Jamie Hinson

Debbie Harry

“Fashion has long been inspired by the pieces adapted by subcultures as symbols of rebellion, but it’s take on the leather jacket has never failed as so many trends do.” (https://www.theline.com/vol/chapter/a_history_of_the_leather_jacket)

From what was then known as a Military Uniform, the leather motorcycle jacket has evolved into an iconic fashion item.  Also known as the “all weather” jacket, the leather jacket can be worn on any occasion casual or formal.  The start of the leather jacket was very practical, created in the 1900’s for men of the Army air corporation fighting in WWI.  They were created to offer an extra protective outer layer for their uniforms.  Since then, it has evolved into something greater, a statement piece, a form of self-expression that when worn says, “Hey!  Don’t mess with me, I was born to be wild!”  However, it wasn’t until the 1950’s that women such as Joan Jett and Debbie Harry pioneered their own form of nailing the Biker look.  They took a style originally made to portray masculinity, added pins and studs and made our modern day studded and pinned leather jacket. We guess rap wasn’t the only thing Blondie discovered. The evolution of the leather jacket continues today and we’ll be showcasing the many different ways you can rock your leather jacket.  Now, sit back & enjoy the ride…

#1. The T-shirt and Jeans Kinda Gal

Whether you’re out for a night on the town or just strolling through Central Park, this look is the epitome of the motorcycle look. Casual, edgy, yet sexy and chic all in one!

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T-shirt: H & M “Jersey Top”

Purse: Forever 21 “Chain Faux leather cross body

Watch: Seiko

Leather Jacket: Biker Leather LJ212-NEW

 

#2. We found love

What’s there not to love about this outfit?  Pairing fringe booties, along with a red satin peplum skirt and crop top sweater, this is a perfect date night look that’s sexy yet subtle.  Jamie demonstrates how to amplify the look by throwing a trench coat over it to give it that extra sass.

8 ways photo2Sweater Crop top: H & M

Skirt: Forever 21

Booties: Charlotte Russe

Leather Trench Coat: Biker Leather item #F3

#3. Orange you glad I made the cut?

Ever walk into a bar after work during happy hour and feel like you just don’t belong?  Well, you won’t be wearing this leather jacket.  Rosie illustrates how simple it is to dress up a LBD. Also known as the “Little Black Dress”, it has been and will always be a women’s wardrobe staple and when you mix two timeless pieces together, incredible things happen…

8 ways photo3Dress: Zara Basics

Booties: Aldo Shoes

Racer Jacket: Biker Leather item #KD812

 

 

#4. The Pink Ladies

Whether you want to tune into the Rizzo or Frenchie in you, the pink original bomber jacket has been around for years. If you want to pop, color, or simply want to dress up a simple outfit, then the pink leather jacket is the way to go.  Made from premium cowhide leather, it’s a piece of fashion that never goes out of style.

Pink Leather Jacket:  Biker Leather item #LJ283

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#5. Leather me up!

Leather Shirt: Biker Leather #LJ276

Leather Skirt: Biker Leather #SK954

Sunglasses: Celine

Heels: Giuseppe Zanotti8 ways photo5

If you thought the Queen of fashion was the only one who could pull off an all leather outfit, then think again.  The leather shirt along with skirt has revolutionized over time. Whether you’re out for brunch or rushing to cocktails, this is the perfect all-purpose outfit. Hugging every inch of your body while showcasing those gorgeous curves, you can pull up on any scene in confidence and style.

#6. When life gives you lemons…

…You make lemonade and this outfit has Queen B written all over it. If you love making a statement, this is definitely the outfit for you. Pair with a long, flowing maxi skirt with a form fitting (or flowing) crop top for a sweet look. Adding a leather jacket just makes it more versatile.

Crop Top: Am8 ways photo6erican Apparel

Maxi Skirt: LuLu

Choker: Charming Charlies Accessories

Leather Jacket: Biker Leather item #LJ725

 

#7. Oversize me, please.

We don’t know about you but we think the oversized look is to die for.  Rosie is pairing an oversized double rider with a form fitting black button down dress. When over-sizing always remember it’s all about proportions.  Generally, what’s baggier should be on top and what’s form fitting underneath.

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Button Up Dress: Francesca’s Boutique

Leather Jacket: Biker Leather item #LJ271-09

 

 

#8. Carpe Diem

Seize the day we shall in this original, naked cowhide double rider. Jamie illustrates how to rock the fit and flow of the LBD with a sharp, ribbed leather jacket. She pairs the outfit with Oxfords which provide an ultra-comfort feel. This outfit is good for an evening out with friends or even a night around the fire pit.

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Dress: H & M

Oxfords (shoes): Bakers