How To Wear A Leather Biker Jacket Without Looking Like A Biker Chick

September 1, 2009 by SheFindsSusannah
shefinds | Style

Just because leather biker jackets are hitting another wave of a trend doesn’t mean the look has lost any of its tough-guy connotations.  Luckily there are plenty of ways to don the jacket without looking like you’re pretending to be a Harley afficianado.

We’d recommed starting with a biker jacket that actually leaves out some of the hardware – this way, the look is retained without all the hardcore detail.  Wear it over a fitted floral dress in a strong color, so that the dress stands up to the jacket but also acts as a counterpoint to it.  We’d recommend sticking with flat shoes and a toned-down gray bag to soften the outfit somewhat, and wearing a scarf instead of a necklace, along with simple studs, to accessorize the whole thing in an understated way.

kenna t moto jacket

Kenna-T Moto Jacket, $478

marc by marc jacobs wild flower print dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Wild Flower Print Dress, $358

west feren backstage crossbody bag

West/Feren Backstage Leather Crossbody Bag, $175

kate spade frenchie black patent flats

Kate Spade Frenchie Patent Flats, $199

aerie knit circular scarf

American Eagle Knit Circular Scarf, $24.50

glitter flower studs

Betsey Johnson flower studs, $25

For more picks like the ones in this outfit, check out our guides to leather jackets and the best fall handbags, along with some of our favorite infinity scarves.

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