How to Wear a Biker Jacket Elegantly

October 8th, 2009

How to Wear a Biker Jacket
Shop the Look (clockwise, from top): Peel Out Biker Jacket | $38.90 at Heritage 1981, Librarian Tie Neck Cardigan | $44.99 at Ruche,
Leather Lady Lock Clutch | $82.07 at ASOS, Monroe Suedette Boot | $34.80 at Heritage 1981, AE Skinny Cord in Grey Dust | $39.50 at American Eagle.  See more information about this look.


Biker jackets evoke imagery of black leather, hard edges, and sharp studs.  But you don’t have to go over the edge to look sharp in a biker jacket.  The keys to wearing a biker jacket elegantly are twofold: (1) pick the right jacket (sleek, minimal), and (2) dress up the rest of the look with sophisticated pieces with chic details.  Here’s how to wear a biker jacket elegantly:

1.  Start with a simple, sophisticated base: grey cords (or grey jeans) and a tie-neck knit top.  We love the mix of muted colors between these two pieces.
2.  Layer on the elegant biker jacket.  Note the subtle cream color, the slim fit, and the understated detailing.
3.  Finish off the look with standout accessories: a pair of tall grey boots to tuck your grey cords into (the combo creates a long, lean look) and a cheery bright yellow clutch for a burst of color.

How would you wear a biker jacket? Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. GeorgieNYC  |  October 9th, 2009 at 8:58 am

    we just put an outfit together with this AWESOME helmut lang biker jacket - we thought it would be a perfect “on the plane” look. scroll down to the third outfit!
    http://www.what2wearwhere.com/blog/post/2009/10/08/-On-The-Plane.aspx

  • 2. Tina Lane  |  October 9th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    The yellow clutch and cutie boots make it. I would be interested in seeing what you would do with a BLACK biker jacket instead of a cream one.

  • 3. Milana  |  October 11th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I love the yellow clutch! I just posted about how to wear leather biker jackets (black) in three different ways - check the three outfits at http://www.fashionstyleadvice.com

    I like your blog!

    Milana

  • 4. Anonymous  |  October 16th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    i love those boots

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