Add Edge to Your Wardrobe with a Biker-Inspired Jacket

Friday, August 23, 2013 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Picking up where we left off last time, I still believe biker jackets are the ultimate must have. They help balance out your closet and they can keep you warm in the months ahead. Besides, wearing peacoats and trench coats all the time gets boring.

So if the occasion permits a short, hip jacket, then why not? The biker jacket is a different kind of statement; a more vixen, casual way to enter or exit. Either way, diversifying your closet with key pieces is essential.

Check out this black, sassy, and bold leather look-alike jacket. It is only a $100, so it’s great for those gals who like this trend but can’t see themselves wearing it often. If you think you will embrace the biker jacket or already have, then I would lean towards a higher quality one. However, this option is out there.

Topshop Tall Biker Jacket


→ Buy the Topshop Tall Biker Jacket, $100.00, at us.topshop.com.


Wow, this jacket could define the word sleek. It is just so sophisticated and perfectly aligned. I love the structure and the daring metallic color. This specific jacket isn’t a typical down and dirty look, but I like how the designer incorporated the small ribbing and the asymmetrical front zip.

Trouve Metallic Leather Biker Jacket


→ Buy the Trouve Metallic Leather Biker Jacket, $298.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


For the sake of color, I am showcasing a simple tan and burgundy Kenneth Cole jacket. The two color options easily pair with almost anything in your closet. The jacket does not have much shape, but it’s a great comfortable jacket to pair with jeans for a casual look. The pockets have zippers to ensure a safe spot to tuck in some cash or a credit card. This biker jacket is definitely a good on-the-go choice. Pair this with a scarf if you need to spice it up and you are golden.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Band-Collar Leather Motorcycle Jacket


→ Buy the Kenneth Cole Reaction Band-Collar Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $299.99 (was $375.00), at macys.com.


Last we get to my favorite fierce choice. This is a bolder play on metallic compared to the one above. This jacket isn’t as sophisticated, but it’s fun and playful. The distressed look gives it an edgy flare. The gorgeous bronze color seems over the top, but, when paired appropriately, I think it’s stunning and will go nicely with deep red hues.

Free People Long-Sleeve Faux-Leather Metallic Motorcycle Jacket


→ Buy the Free People Long-Sleeve Faux-Leather Metallic Motorcycle Jacket, $168.00, at macys.com.

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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.