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Style Tips: Motorcycle Jackets

At Mama’s A Rolling Stone, there are a few items that we believe are essential to every good closet and motorcycle jackets have always been number one on that list. We believe that the basic requirements of a closet essential are versatility and the ability to wear them all year round. From throwing your jacket over a sundress to getting cozy in winter, motorcycle jackets fulfill both of these requirements with ease.


At Mama’s A Rolling Stone, there are a few items that we believe are essential to every good closet and motorcycle jackets have always been number one on that list. We believe that the basic requirements of a closet essential are versatility and the ability to wear them all year round. From throwing your jacket over a sundress to getting cozy in winter, motorcycle jackets fulfill both of these requirements with ease.

Style Tips: Motorcycle Jackets

STYLE TIP #1 / Pair your motorcycle jacket with casual jeans and tees for added impact:  Rachel Bilson’s style mantra has always been to mix high-end and low-end items, with a little vintage on the side. Here, Rachel adds her motorcycle jacket to an otherwise casual mix of black skinny jeans and a loose, white tee. Her vintage-inspired ankle booties add extra chic while her scarf adds a pop of color. We suggest pairing your jeans and tee with this Confetti Wrap Scarf ($88) by Love Quotes, Topshop’s Leather Mix Biker Jacket ($260) and Dolce Vita’s Elton Flat Ankle Boots ($165).

STYLE TIP #2 / Throw your motorcycle jacket over a bodysuit and mini skirt to avoid a skimpy look:  Rihanna’s outfit here is tame in comparison to some of her recent forays into fashion at Paris Fashion Week. Here she pairs a simple tank with a flared skirt and a pair of lace-up ankle booties. Throwing her motorcycle jacket over the outfit allows her to cover up the skimpier elements of the outfit without losing any edge. For a similar look, combine Free People’s Black Cotton Voile Ruffle Mini Skirt ($62) with Kimchi Blue’s Lace Bodysuit ($38).

STYLE TIP #3 / Go classic with an all-black outfit that easily encompasses your motorcycle jacket:  Although the Olsen twins have rocked nearly every style under the sun, it’s nice, once in a while, to see them go back to basics with a classic black outfit. Ashley has always been the more understated of the twins, usually letting her accessories do the talking. Here she uses an oversized bag and a pair of chunky leather boots to add edge to her outfit. We think Maxx New York’s Garbo Large Tote ($195) makes for a fashionable stand-in paired with Michael Antonio’s Odessa Knee High Boot ($74.95).

STYLE TIP #4 / Toughen up a feminine frock by adding an edgy leather jacket:  There is no doubt in our minds that Nicole Richie gets better with age (and motherhood, perhaps). Although Nicole started out under the tutelage of Rachel Zoe, since spreading her wings, she has really started to shine. Adding a cropped motorcycle jacket to a printed dress gives her an extra edge and tones down her bohemian styling. We like Forever21’s Cropped Faux Leather Jacket ($39.80) paired with Free People’s Flirty Halter Mini Dress ($49.95) in grey.

STYLE TIP #5 / Add punk elements to your motorcycle jacket with loads of pins:  Agyness Deyn is not your average model. The platinum blonde adds a little punk to her everyday style with punk leather and androgynous styling. Here, she goes for the leather duo by pairing her motorcycle jacket with skinny leather pants. A red kerchief around the neck and rainbow socks add bursts of color. Try Topshop’s Suede Panelled Skinny Trouser ($210) with Mossimo’s Retro Bandana ($9.99). Add a selection of pins to your motorcycle jacket, like this Plaid Flower Salon Clip ($4).

STYLE TIP #6 / Mix your motorcycle jacket with the 90s grunge revival by pairing it with plaid:  Our final Style Tip comes from Mischa Barton, a girl who knows how to work the layered look. Mischa deftly layers a white tee under a red plaid shirt under a motorcycle jacket, giving her an outfit that can be peeled on and off when the weather deems it necessary. This Relax Fit Plaid Shirt ($98) by Joe’s Jeans lends some grunge appeal to the outfit. Deena & Ozzy’s Slouchy Ankle Boot ($68) will complete the look.

18 Comments

  1. ragamuffingirl

    October 9, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    LOVE this tip!! Hope you don’t mind if I repost 🙂

  2. ragamuffingirl

    October 9, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    LOVE this tip!! Hope you don’t mind if I repost 🙂

  3. Rikku

    October 9, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    I love this jackets. Awww…*.* Favorite picture is thw 3rd. Ashley look like awesome and she’s bag too.

  4. Rikku

    October 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    I love this jackets. Awww…*.* Favorite picture is thw 3rd. Ashley look like awesome and she’s bag too.

  5. hannahlizabeth

    October 9, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    agreed – every girl (and guy!) needs one. and they look just as good done up as they do hanging open, and just as good with jeans as they do with a party dress.

    xx

  6. hannahlizabeth

    October 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    agreed – every girl (and guy!) needs one. and they look just as good done up as they do hanging open, and just as good with jeans as they do with a party dress.

    xx

  7. Versastyle

    October 9, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    i would be lost without my motorcycle jacket. best investment ever. EVER.

  8. Versastyle

    October 9, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    i would be lost without my motorcycle jacket. best investment ever. EVER.

  9. Salon Mystique

    October 9, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    Great tips! A great article for style reference, one jacket 6 looks!

  10. Salon Mystique

    October 9, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Great tips! A great article for style reference, one jacket 6 looks!

  11. YoQueSe

    October 10, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    wow, this is a stunning post, loove leather jackets, good tips! And gorgeous blog!

    😀

  12. YoQueSe

    October 10, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    wow, this is a stunning post, loove leather jackets, good tips! And gorgeous blog!

    😀

  13. imane

    October 11, 2009 at 8:56 PM

    ouaaa j’adore l’article, et j’adore ton site
    oui je dit “site” parce qu’il est beaucoup plus complet et plus “looké” qu’un simple blog
    pourquoi tu n’es pas encore dans mon blogroll d’ailleurs ? je t’y ajoute direct

    xx
    cheeky girl

  14. imane

    October 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    ouaaa j’adore l’article, et j’adore ton site
    oui je dit “site” parce qu’il est beaucoup plus complet et plus “looké” qu’un simple blog
    pourquoi tu n’es pas encore dans mon blogroll d’ailleurs ? je t’y ajoute direct

    xx
    cheeky girl

  15. Becs

    October 12, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Great tips and post! Just got a black motorcycle jacket from H&M that I love. Your blog is seriously my new fav!

    xo, Becs

  16. Becs

    October 12, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    Great tips and post! Just got a black motorcycle jacket from H&M that I love. Your blog is seriously my new fav!

    xo, Becs

  17. Women's Motorcycle Jackets

    November 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM

    The best of both worlds! Safety and style. Good article.

  18. Women's Motorcycle Jackets

    November 24, 2009 at 12:38 AM

    The best of both worlds! Safety and style. Good article.

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