7 Chic Ways to Wear a Moto Jacket

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Along with denim jackets and trench coats, moto jackets are an absolute wardrobe staple. You can dress them up or you can dress them down, and they add an air of effortless cool to just about any ensemble. For a little inspiration, take a peek at the seven looks below, and then copy them with abandon. (That’s what we’re doing, at least.)

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With Plaid Trousers And Loafers

When it comes to styling a moto jacket, think about creating a contrast. If the jacket is a little on the edgy side, pair it with pieces with a totally different personality, like high-waist, slightly baggie plaid pants.  

Get the look: Blank Denim jacket ($128); Topshop trousers ($75); Halogen loafers ($100)

woman wearing flared pants and a moto jacket
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With A Turtleneck And Flares

Oh hello, perfect outfit. Notice how the high-waist of the pants and the cropped length of the jacket make your legs look doubly long. Yes, please.

Get the look: Madewell jacket ($498); J.Crew turtleneck ($35); Vince Camuto flares ($99)

woman wearing a rainbow dress and moto jacket
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With A Colorful Dress And Slides

Remember what we said about contrast? A black leather jacket looks great with an all-black outfit (duh), but it also looks amazing with something less expected, like a super colorful dress.

Get the look: BB Dakota jacket ($98); DVF dress ($214); Rebecca Minkoff slides ($150)

woman wearing a midi skirt and moto jacket
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With A Midi Skirt And Tall Boots

While a biker jacket can be a bit rough around the edges, the rest of this outfit screams ‘fancy lady,’ and we’re so on board with that juxtaposition.  

Get the look: Levi's jacket ($100); AFRM skirt ($88); Free People boots ($228)

woman wearing leopard pants and a moto jacket
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With A Graphic Tee And Leopard Pants

Leopard is very in right now, and what better way to play up its rock and roll spirit than by pairing it with a zipper-laden moto jacket? A feminine shoe and handbag keep it firmly out of ‘I’m entering a Mick Jagger lookalike contest’ territory.  

Get the look: Treasure & Bond jacket ($299); Selkie tee ($64); Reformation pants ($158)

woman wearing a pleated skirt and moto jacket
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With A Pleated Midi And Sneakers

Sure, you could wear a longer skirt with heels for a little lift, but we love how chill a simple pair of white sneakers makes this half dressed-up, half-dressed down ensemble look.  

Get the look: Lovers + Friends jacket ($198); Halogen midi ($79); Adidas sneakers ($80)

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With A Tucked T-shirt And Jeans

You can (and should) try any of the more daring ensembles above, but when it comes to moto jackets, don’t discount this absolutely classic and timeless pairing that’s cool, casual and grown-up.

Get the look: City Chic jacket ($129); Everlane T-shirt ($22); Levi's jeans ($98)

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