8 Ways to Look Like a Lady While Wearing A Black Leather Moto Jacket

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy Tuesday! I was actually working on a different very exciting DIY post (which you are absolutely going to love, btw), but since I'm having some technical difficulties with a video for that post, I decided to get another post up immediately while working on those other issues.

So…as the world thankfully thaws out, and we start to slowly warm up, I say it's time to pull out those lighter jackets. And the one jacket every woman should own is a leather moto jacket. Think it's not your style? Too edgy? Don't want to feel like a biker?

Well you don't have to. Take a look at these 8 ideas for styling a black leather moto jacket without losing one iota of ladylike class!

(NOTE: You can always shop the looks on this blog by clicking on the links I've added of items I've personally chosen for you!)

Look 1: Wear it to tone down a bold, bright, feminine dress.
Style Note: I love how she adds a touch of bold pattern to soften the contrast between the jacket and dress.

Look 2: Wear it as a blazer to accompany a pretty patterned skirt.

Look 3: Throw it over a girly dress to add (just) a touch of edge and minimize frumpiness.

Look 4: Wear it to add balance to a super-fem full skirt.
Style Note: The serious black leather neutralizes the pattern overkill.

 Look 5:  Pair it with pleats, the most ladylike style element out there.
Style Note: When going monochromatic add a pop of color to brighten the look.

 Look 6: Let it winterize a sunny all-season skirt.

Look 7: Soften its edginess with a cozy scarf, a full skirt and classic pumps.
Style Note: Adding a leather jacket to a sophisticated look adds a bit of fun and youthfulness.

 Look 8: Be Olivia Palermo and you can wear anything and still look like a lady…
                                                         ...even leather on leather!

But in all seriousness, the secret to styling the leather moto jacket lies in its juxtaposition with softer, fuller, and more colorful elements. Once you keep that in mind, you will discover endless ways to style this essential piece.

If you like my ideas and would like a personal styling consultation, I do have some availability. Email me at ask.fashionisha@gmail.com to book your appointment!

Have a great day!



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  1. I love this...I wear my black combat boots with all kinds of dresses!

  2. Oh, that Olivia...faultless always.

  3. I like the idea of wearing the jacket with soft and pretty. It makes a great contrast and surprise.
    I have a jacket like this and find it goes with everything.

  4. Adore these looks Sharon!
    Have a great week!
    The Arts by Karena

  5. Hi Sharon!!!!!
    How are you?
    These are awesome ideas and I love each different look with the black leather jacket!!!!!
    Hope you're having a awesome week!!!!

  6. These look wonderful. I love the jacket!! I hope you have a great week x

  7. I love a chic biker jacket, I think its a must have int eh closet!

  8. Hi Sharon and yes leather is key in my wardrobe ... I say it is very French to have leather skinniest and bomber jacket at least (: rocker chic yet feminine and I love your examples!
    Xo z

  9. These look wonderful. I love the jacket!! I hope you have a great week i love this blog its really amazing!

  10. These look wonderful. I love the jacket!! I hope you have a great week nice blog thanks for searing.

  11. nice post... if you guys keep this up ur gonna get huge in the blogosphere soon!
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