Greetings! I’m back with another 5 Ways to Wear redux, and this time we’re talking about the moto jacket — the perfect classy but edgy completer piece for all your fall/winter outfits!
I did a post with 7 Ways to Wear a Moto Jacket back in 2018, and then I did 5 Ways to Wear a Suede Moto Jacket in 2019, and those are only a few of the moto jacket outfits I’ve styled over the years. It was really hard to pick just 5 of those looks to recreate, but I did my best.
5 Ways to Style A Moto Jacket
Rather than picking one color jacket to style for this post, I’m using a variety of moto jackets in different styles and colors. Most are no longer available, but I linked similar items under the new outfits, and I’ve got a big roundup of different moto jackets at the end of this post.
OUTFIT #1: This is an oldie but goodie from back in 2016! I always loved this look. It’s one of my favorite winter color palettes, and why did I ever part with that bag???
To recreate that look for today with items currently in my closet, I flipped it around and wore an oxblood leather moto on top with black pants on the bottom.
I usually style my moto jackets with jeans, but this time I tried it with my Vince crop leggings, and I really like the look! It’s a little more elevated than wearing denim, and the moto jacket provides just the right amount of edge to keep the look modern.
And this is how I often wear this moto jacket with jeans. Rather than pointy toe booties, I wore suede lug sole boots, which is more in keeping with the casual vibe of this outfit. I also really like the addition of the belt.
OUTFIT #2 is the taupe suede moto with an off-white turtleneck that I included in the 2019 roundup post. First I styled my taupe suede moto with an off-white turtleneck, blue jeans, and snake print boots.
I also showed the taupe suede moto and off-white turtleneck combo with black jeans and pumps.
To recreate this look, I used the same taupe suede moto jacket with a cream crewneck sweater, but this time I wore grey jeans and beige suede booties.
Unfortunately, this jacket is sold out, but this one is similar, and I also found this AllSaints version. It’s spendy, but I can attest to the quality and flattering fit of the AllSaints Dalby jacket.
I really like the grey jeans as a modern update to the blue and black in the outfits above. Blue and black certainly still work, but I’ve been enjoying this taupe/oatmeal/grey combo a lot lately.
OUTFIT #3: Here’s another blast from the past. This was one of the very first times I worked with Alison as my photographer, back in 2017. I loved this outfit and these pictures. While the post was really about the pumps, I also love the outfit I put together, and I still have most of the components in my closet!
Even though I still have that jacket and those shoes, I’m sharing a more casual version of that look with a hooded moto jacket and straight leg jeans. This time I wore black Chelsea boots, and I carried a cat print tote in lieu of the clutch.
OUTFIT #4: Back in 2018, I put my black leather moto over a sweater dress with tights and OTK boots, and here’s what I said about it: I like the contradiction of the tough leather over this classic sweater dress, and you can totally do this for warmer weather too — just sub a spring sheath dress for the sweater dress.
And would you believe, I still have all of those those pieces to this day… everything but the jewelry. I’ve held onto that cashmere sweater dress, even though I haven’t worn it in the past couple of years. I should probably try it and see if it still fits, but all that to say, I would still wear this outfit today with only a few minor tweaks.
I meant to recreate this outfit and take new pictures, but I didn’t get to it. All I would do differently is ditch the necklace and wear my new Sam Edelman Sulema Boots instead of the OTK boots in that picture. OTK boots aren’t quite as trendy right now as they once were, although I still own those and plan to hold onto them for the time being.
For accessories, I might try a shorter layered necklace, or just leave it plain and add some statement earrings. And I would probably carry a black crossbody or shoulder bag instead of the metallic clutch.
OUTFIT #5: This cognac leather jacket over a cream colored cami with forest green jeans and leopard print ballet flats is another one of my favorites from the 2018 post.
Here’s an updated version I posted this past fall. This time I paired a cognac leather moto with my cream crewneck sweater, and I wore straight leg bluejeans rather than the forest green skinnies. Colored skinny jeans are definitely looking dated these days.
I also think the leopard print loafers look a little more modern than the ballet flats, although I still love those Tory Burch ballet flats!
I could definitely keep going, but I’m trying to keep these posts to five main outfit formulas. That said, if you want more outfit inspiration, I have tons of moto jacket outfits in my archives.
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It’s slim pickin’s this time of year, but I tried to find a few options in each color from this post.
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