Perhaps you've bought your first motorcycle jacket and are unsure of what to wear with it. Or, maybe you haven't yet but you're considering making the purchase. Or you may even already own, but are growing bored with it and wondering what new ways you can style it. Whichever situation you may currently be in, there are hundreds of ways to wear a motorcycle jacket, as it is one of the best, most versatile pieces you can have in your closet. Motorcycle jackets are perfect for a night out, a day shopping with the girls, or even just on a casual outing.
Now, to best rock a motorcycle jacket, it is important to consider what type of jacket you have. You may have more a classic one, like the type you could actually wear on a motorcycle. However, today, it is much more common for girls to own modified motorcycle jackets, including menswear styles, cropped styles, embellished styles, and even colored synthetic or leather styles. Remember to consider which style you own and your own wardrobe and to make decisions in light of that. Have a very embellished, girly style? Certain looks that focus on the potentially girly aspects of the motorcycle jacket may look better than others, while styles that focus on its more masculine aspects may not work as well for you. Regardless, remember to have fun and be creative!
During the day, there are a myriad of looks you can create with your jacket. Of course, there is the simplest and most classic one: a pair of jeans (light or dark wash) with a solid color shirt is often the perfect look for the day. In order to keep from looking too formal though, it is best to wear a lighter wash of jeans and a t-shirt that does not show cleavage. Wear with boots for a more put-together look or wear with your favorite pair of Keds for a more punk-rock vibe. However, a more daring way to wear a motorcycle jacket, which may at first seems to go against common sense, is with a girly, light-colored dress. While the jacket brings in a more hardcore vibe, the femininity of the dress will offset the jacket and provide the perfect balance for the day. Great types of dresses to use with this are dresses with floral patterns, pastel colored dresses, dresses with lace and other types of delicate stitching. Pair with heels for the perfect look - kitten heels will look especially cute.
Motorcycle jackets are also the perfect compliment for a night on the town. They can let off an edge of sultry cool, which any girl would love to have. There are many ways to accomplish this though. One is with a pair of tight, dark, skinny jeans and a white tank top. While the look is simple, with straight hair, slicked back into a high pony tail, and dark eyeliner, this is often all one needs to look ready to hit the town. This look can be paired with patent leather high heels, stilettos of any color, or heeled boots. However, for those nights that a little more effort might be required, like for a night celebrating out with the girls, a birthday, or just a nicer club or venue, wearing the jacket with a tighter, dark dress might be in order. Often, the jacket will look better with a dress than with a skirt and a shirt because with a skirt and a shirt, the outfit, can sometimes look too piecemeal. With a dress, particularly a tighter and darker one, the look is sleek and complete with very minimal effort. That is the beauty of the motorcycle jacket: its ability to bring an outfit from "eh" to "fabulous" in mere seconds.
If your jacket is in a more unconventional color, there are a ton of other options for you. If your jacket is in white, then it is perfect for a more casual look. Wear it with a skirt in a brighter color, a girly top, a belt, and sun glasses for a sweet and fun look. Conversely, a white jacket would look great with dark colored dresses.
Regardless of what look you decide to rock with your jacket, remember to spice it up. Have you been wearing it a lot at night? Try it out during the day. It will be a fun fashion experiment and you will begin to understand just how great a piece your jacket is.