The Biker Jacket

Hello Cupcakes,

The biker jacket is a go-to outerwear piece for [fashionistas], punks, motorheads, and poets alike (GQ). In 1928, Irving Schott designed and produced the first leather motorcycle jacket with a zipper, he named it the "perfecto" after his favorite cigar. This beloved jacket has endured for decades. From the highway to the runway, leather jackets are perfect for creating a classic cool look. Whether you are going to party or work, you will always be in style. Ever wonder why your eyes are  instantly drawn to the person in the room that has on a leather jacket? The biker jacket demands attention. It's the symbolistic item of  "cool," representing the effortless attitude of rebellion (The Idle Man).

This fashion must have is a great ivestment due to its versatiliy. If you are unsure what to wear with a biker jacket, keep it simple. Pair the jacket with a graphic tee, collard shirt, blouse, denim, pencil skirt, trousers etc. The biker jacket has no limits.  I paired my biker jacket with a slogan tee, black pumps, and a modern day skort (a skirt with shorts attached underneath).

Styling tips:  The right fit is key for this rebel look.The jacket should fit like a suit jacket. In addition to the fit, the material is even more important. Opt for a 100% leather biker jacket; this is the one time you shouldn't opt for faux leather. 

Outfit Details:

Top: Forever21 (alternate style here) | Skort: Zara (similar here) | Jacket: Zara (similar here and here) | Shoes: Christian Loubtin (available here)

Additional info: You can also achieve this look by buying some ruffle shorts (available here and here) and wearing a mini skirt (available here) over them. 

How are you styling your biker jacket this season?

Sincerely, Pastelito

Racean HolmesComment