Last month I published part one – 4 Ways to Style a Biker Jacket (With Skirts) – and for part two I’m doing (rather obviously) a biker jacket with trousers. The temperatures have dropped significantly in the UK since the first post was written, so my biker jacket is a much more practical option for the ‘real’ autumn we’re now having.
Whereas I normally add a biker jacket to a skirt or dress to add some edge or to make an outfit a little more casual, I’ll wear it with my jeans and trousers daily as a fail-safe throw on. Here’s four of the ways I’ve worn mine over the last couple of years for some weekend inspiration (look how dark my hair was compared to now)…!
Have you been inspired to wear a biker jacket with skirts since the last post? And what do you favour most in the way of trousers: loose boyfriend fit or skinnies (I do both) – let me know in the comments!
1. With loose-fit military-style trousers
Even though I wore this a couple of years ago, I still absolutely love the combination of biker jacket, military-style trousers and blue suede heels. A short jacket works well with loose or boyfriend fit trousers and jeans, and a classic leather biker jacket adds to that boyish feel. I think I may well be wearing another version of this outfit this autumn/winter!
2. With a sheer top, coloured denim, hat and riding boots
Black leather riding boots echo a leather biker jacket perfectly and, rather than standard blue jeans, go for coloured skinnies to inject some colour. I love the contrast of a delicate sheer blouse with the “hard” black leather and a masculine bowler hat – it adds a nice mish-mash of textures and fabrics.
3. With dungarees and Adidas originals
Love ’em or hate them (I love them), dungarees look great with a blazer or jacket worn over the top. It covers the somewhat messy straps on the back, so you get the relaxed feel of wearing dungarees but without looking too much like you’re about to paint the kitchen. I kept the colour palette very clean here – Adidas Superstar Originals add some sportswear chic to the overall look (overall look? Get it?!)
4. With mixed patterns, coloured jeans and knee high boots
Coloured jeans again, but with an autumnal essential of a scarf and some funky pattern mixing. This time I added tan knee-high boots – there’s no need to match your boot colour to your biker jacket colour at all. I tied in the tan colour with my belt, plus tan anything will always work with my hair. Again, lots of textures, colour and pattern are kept nice and ‘neat’ with a classic biker jacket – you can’t go wrong, in other words.
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My jacket is from a couple of years ago so no longer available I’m afraid, but this one is most like mine if you want to go for something similar. Here are the best biker jackets I could find (with varying price levels for all budgets, and I found as many as I could with great reviews):
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