Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trend Watch Tuesday - Moto Jackets

Moto jackets, short for motorcycle, have become one of this season's most unconventional trends. Unconventional to me at least. I say this because in in my head, in the past, leather jackets with zippers meant your were hoping on the back of a bike and cruising with a bandana tied around your head. Are you picturing the same thing as I am? They weren't meant for the runways, to be worn with skirts or feminine in the slightest.

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My oh my, have times changed. With a myriad of bold colors, studs, textures, mixed with contrasting fabrics, moto jackets  have quickly become a statement piece regardless of your style preference.

As you can see in some of my selections, moto jackets can be paired with skirts, shorts or layered over dresses. So, throw out the notion of only being able to add them with your favorite pair of jeans. 

And since I like to focus on affordable styles, each jacket above is less than $100 and most of them less than $50. Faux leather has come a long way and you don't have to sacrifice style on a lean budget.

So, what do you say? Are you still in the mindset of Harley Davidsons or do you see the delicate side of the must have jacket of 2013? 

I hope it's the latter because, to me every lady out there needs at least one. 

Can we all sing "Cool Rider" like Michelle Pfeiffer did in Grease 2? Man, I so wanted to be her climbing up that ladder. I may or may not have reenacted that scene a time or two. Dear Lord, I am old. Ignore my nostalgic ways. I am sure most of you have NO IDEA what I am talking about. Carry on and have a great day!

Shanna

40 comments:

Jen Vroi said...

Moto jackets are my weakness! I am still on the search for the perfect one. I love the options that you shared!

Amy - Louise said...

I know what you're on about! I gues that makes me old too!! I love my moto jacket, in fact I'm wearing it over a feminine dress right now on my way to work!! I may or may not have more than one or two! ;)

Nina Piccini said...

LOVE this round up! Just pulled out my moto jacket and cannot wait to wear/style :)

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Susan Jeffries said...

I love the tweed jacket - and the teal one too! I need to add these to my Christmas list. It is already way too long! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I LOVE moto jackets! There is one at LOFT that is calling to me! :)

Ashley said...

Love motto jackets, I have a few and love wearing them!!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Heidi said...

I think the first jacket highlights the styling versatility and potential of moto jackets. Tough leather jacket and a polka dot skirt - I love it!

Thanks for sharing these picks.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

fleurani said...

Moto jacket are such veratile pieces and give each look that edgy touch which I love. No9 is my favourite :-9

www.fleurani.blogspot.de

JP Lord said...

Add another item to my wishlist! I'm loving this trend - and your picks!
xo

Amy Shaughnessy said...

These are fab! I found one a few years ago at TJMaxx and have loved it ever since. Such a versatile piece.

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Ashleigh said...

I love the blue moto jacket! Colored ones are so unexpected!
-aSh
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

No ordinary boy, no ordinary boy is gonna do...I want a rider that's cool!! :)

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

My black moto jacket is one of my favorite pieces this time of year. There are so many bright, funky options that it makes me want to get another one!

Gina said...

I agree! Every gal needs a moto or two. Great picks, Shanna!

XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I've got a black moto jacket and a brown one and I wear them both like crazy in the fall! As you know, my hubby rides a Harley so he thinks the whole leather trend is pretty funny. Bikers have been rocking it for years!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Kayla Peveler said...

LOVE the yellow, obviously ;) so much fun. I have a leather jacket like this I need to pull out. I've almost never worn it!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I almost bought a red one last week, but something was off about it.

Love the yellow!

Always Maylee said...

I think they are so cute. I love 4 and 7!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Helene in Between said...

you are right- they are unconventional but I love the feminie touch with pretty skirts!

Rebecca said...

I think moto jackets are forever....Esp. with the onslaught of more exciting colors (than black)!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

MorganizewithMe said...

These moto jackets are fantastic, I need to add one to my wardrobe for sure! Love the looks you show here.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I love the one with plaid. I'm loving a plaid cardigan from H&M but can't bring myself to drop the $80 on it right now. Such a fun trend!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I am loving the versatility of moto jackets nowadays! The tweed one with the leather sleeves is awesome (but they all are, really)!

Jen M said...

I seriously loved that movie! These jackets totally make me think of "Cool Rider" too!

versatilestylebytracey.com said...

I delved inot this last year with 3 and love pairing them with dresses and skirts. I now have burgundy, blush and creme.

Carly said...

That plaid?? I die!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Hannah said...

Love your picks! I'm loving they way they look with full skirts.
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Cece said...

I love Moto jackets! I have two. One in brown and one in black. And I love Grease! The old version and the new one. I used to know all of the songs word for word and sing a long.

Nikki said...

Love moto jackets! They are so cute. I need one. And I totally know what you are talking about with Grease 2! My friends and I watched both movies (back to back, natch) ALL of the time!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Katie Did What said...

Looove moto jackets, although black will always be my fave. They're just too classic and make me feel badass, which doesn't happen often. ;)

xo

Elisabeth Rennell Hosmer said...

I think number 4 is my favorite. Love the mix of pattern.
xo Elisabeth
Headbands & Bagels

TaraMixandMatch said...

Three and seven are my favorites!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I need number 3, and while we're at it let's go ahead and throw in the other 8 too.

Rachel said...

I only have a black and brown, so now I want to add some color to my collection!

Head to Toe Chic said...

ooooo #4 is so pretty! I love the tweed!

xo,
Angela

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I looooooove the jacket as you already know. And I chucked a bit when I realized that I'm wearing plaid in my post today too!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Love your jacket! I am in love with that whole collection!

Lindsey
Thrift and Shout
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

willfullyelegant said...

Absolutely digging the red skirt and the plaid jacket!! Super smart pairing.. You look stunning as usual :)

Janna Renee said...

I just got a Moto jacket for fall!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I love moto jackets! But, I also love jumping on my bike and going for a ride ;-)

Great selection of feminine jackets! Color, texture and fit are all key.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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