You may know this situation: You killed your waiting time at the hairdresser, spa, you name it, by reading one of the magazines laying around. Your eyes caught an article that talked about leather jackets. It suggested you should go beyond the typical neutrals and spice up your style with a colored motorcycle jacket. After the appointment, on your way to the parking deck you saw a sales rack with a color leather jacket. Being in a good mood, you tried it on just for fun. It has a perfect fit and you looked great with your dark jeans, black pumps, white T-shirt, new haircut and that colored hide. You were feeling so good, you loved what you saw in the mirror and on the selfie, and the price was right. So you gave the jacket a new home in your closet. Now, what to wear with a color leather jacket? This post provides various outfit ideas for a pink leather jacket as an example how to style colored ones.
- Why I Bought this Pink Leather Motorcycle Jacket
- How to Make a Colored Moto a Wardrobe Workhorse
- Try Color Blocking
- Leather Skirt Suits Are Having a Moment
- Use the Colors of the Top as the Inspiration
- Pink Leather Jacket Outfit Ideas to Try
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Why I Bought this Pink Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Do you remember that Telecom ad with the brunette in a telecom-pink motorcycle suit? I always wished Telecom would have sold them! The look is just so edgy and sexy! Loved it! Therefore, when seeing the item, I had to buy it.
How to Make a Colored Moto a Wardrobe Workhorse
Now, how to style the color jacket beyond dark jeans with a T-shirt and pumps? That …. article did not speak to that point! No, you don’t need to go on repeat with that initial sale making look. Here is the solution to your “problem.”
To illustrate how to solve the styling challenge of a colored moto I feature a hot pink leather jacket. I bought this statement piece in a consignment store for just a couple of bucks. When I saw it, I got excited about the color. Well, as a long time reader you know that I love leather since my toddler years …
Try Color Blocking
… and that I will always love pink. This color works well with purple. Other modern looking pairings are pink with brown (instead of the 1982s classic black). In summer, the color looks very feminine with white. Wildcard? Try Pink with forest green and a pop of white. A great Alaska winter landscape color combination. More on how to wear pink.
Tip: Pink and camouflage look great together.
Leather Skirt Suits Are Having a Moment
The fall trend I love the most is wearing the leather suit look. Since unmatched suits are so much more interesting than matching pieces, I went for an unmatched suit. When I bought this new fuchsia skirt, I had three different outfits in mind. Yes, the new OOTD of this post wasn’t among them. It popped up in my mind when I hung the new item into my closet.
Use the Colors of a Print as Inspiration
Interestingly, it wasn’t the color wheel that inspired the outfit above. It was the abstract floral print top. When holding the skirt to a sweater the cardigan fell off the shelf and fell on my favorite summer pumps. I realized that the print has the colors of all three items. Therefore, I immediately hung the pieces together on my “ready-to-wear” outfit place.
Pink Leather Jacket Outfit Ideas to Try
The following photos show how I styled this Newport News biker coat before. The captions provide the styling recipes and some information on the clothes.
Make It a Pop of Color on an All Neutral Outfit
Wear the Color Leather Jacket instead of a Cardigan with a Dress
Pair Your Colored Leather Jacket with a Floral Skirt
Photos: G. Kramm
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