How to wear – The Biker Jacket

Last week whilst creating a Capsule Wardrobe I came across a beautiful soft leather biker jacket in neutral buff and it struck me what a versatile piece this would be for the client’s wardrobe. An item that could be dressed up over a smart dress or down with jeans. We used it with dresses, skirts crop and linen trousers and it added a sophisticated elegant touch.

Biker jackets are very on trend at the moment but if you have shied away from them because like me you have curves you are in for a surprise. A super soft leather version will work with your curves but they now come in all kinds of fabrics including jersey, broderie (Isabel Marant) suede, tweed – you name it the biker jacket is definitely an “in” item this season. So here are a few I picked out and my top style tips on how to wear them.

seasonal trend biker jackets

1. Emerald was big during the winter but it’s still going strong for summer too. Suede looks expensive but this one from Mango at John Lewis is surprisingly good value. Mix with black, navy, a print or how I’ve used it with neutral taupe for a luxuriously expensive look.

2. Classic style with a twist in black leather and navy twill from Paul & Joe sister at Perfect with a black dress and high heels – just one of the ways you could wear this jacket.

3. This tweed jacket by Michael micahel Kors at is just asking to be worn for business so I’ve paired it with a red dress for making an entrance. Who says you can’t wear a biker jacket to the office?

4. The gorgeous buff leather mentioned at the beginning from Pure Collection. I’ve given it a casual dress down with spring suede boots for shopping and lunch.

5. A great jersey option available in two colours from Baukjenicon. I’ve played with the black and grey mix and a pop of red for the black jacket. For the yellow version I’ve kept to the yellow/grey palette but added texture with snake shoes and a soft animal print scarf.

How to wear biker jacket

Black dress from Baukjenicon, Satement necklace by Phase Eight, Suede shoes by L.K. Bennett and Navy clutch by L.K. Bennett.

Jersey dress by Kin at John Lewis, Scarf by Phase Eight, Boots by Mint velvet at John Lewis and Snake tote bag by L.K. Bennett

how to wear biker jacket

Red dress by Vivenne Westwood Anglomania at, Ball necklace by Phase Eight, Grey bag by Mimi at John Lewis, Patent court shoes by L.K. Bennett

Dress by Phase Eight, Red necklace by Phase Eight , Bag by Raoul at and Shoe boots by LK Bennett

how to wear biker jacket

Scarf and capri trousers by Pure Collection, Bag by Mulberry and Shoes by Lucy Choi at

Scarf by Mulberry, Bg by Collection Weekend at John Lewis and Snake slipper shoes by Jemmima Vine.

Is there a Biker jacket shaped hole in you wardrobe?