Your Essential Pieces: The Moto Jacket

The moto jacket (formerly called a motorcycle  jacket) is such a chic way to top off a spring outfit. It’s very versatile and works as a great transition piece from winter to spring and from summer to fall as well. There are so many incarnations these days, including ones with flowers and lace. Moto jackets are not just for bikers anymore! Check out my faves…

DKNY Jeans Moto Jacket. This draped jacket by DKNY Jeans features soft knit fabric for easy wear and a flattering fit. The color makes it work with everything spring. $98.50

Free People Zigzag Moto Jacket. Stitched zigzag stripes add distressed detail to this denim motorcycle jacket for a boho-chic layered look. $94.99

Northface ‘Midori’ Moto Jacket. Everyone who I recommend this jacket to loves it. It’s great for those cold spring days because it’s insulated. I always travel with this jacket because its not bulky at all and takes up very little space in my suitcase.  Free shipping and free returns. $140

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DKNYC Lace Moto Jacket. Tough moto styling meets modern romance in a cropped-length jacket covered in pretty lace and detailed with exposed zippers and bracelet-length sleeves. Free shipping and free returns. $149

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KUT from the Kloth Knit Moto Jacket. This cotton/spandex jacket is fab for those casual days (it’s a great brunch jacket!). Free shipping and free returns. Was $78, now $58.49

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KUT from the Kloth Moto Vest. A vest is such a versatile piece and this one is soft stretch cotton with ribbed insets at the sides. Free shipping and free returns. Was $69, now $46.23

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Sand Moto Jacket. A light-colored neutral and exposed-seam construction update a soft leather jacket with vintage biker styling. Adjustable side tabs perfect the fit. Was $498, now $298.80

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Mural Mixed Media Moto Jacket. This jacket does such a great job of mixing the hard moto edge with an ultra-feminine, vintage style. Free shipping and free returns. Was $88, now $58.96

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Buffalo by David Bitton ‘Pluto’ Moto Jacket. I love the style of this leather jacket. The subtle wrinkling and slight puff sleeves really modernize the moto jacket. Stretchy knit insets under the sleeves create the perfect fit. Free shipping and free returns. Was $298, now $199.66

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How to wear a moto jacket with style

  • Wear it with a tank or T-shirt with a fun graphic or a saying on it (I wear mine with a muscle Tee that says “Holy Chic”)
  • Juxtapose it with a flirty, short skirt and ballet flats or boots
  • Be trendy and wear it with shorts
  • Wear it over a maxi dress or maxi skirt
  • Keep the hard edge by wearing it with skinny jeans and studded shoes or boots
  • For a casual look, wear wide-legged jeans and ballet flats or heels
  • Dress it up with a blouse and pencil skirt
  • Soften it with a scarf

Thanks for reading!