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 pink motorcycle jacket. Being in a good mood, you tried it on just for fun. It was a perfect fit and you looked great with your dark jeans, black pumps, white T-shirt, new haircut and that pink 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, how to style a pink motorcycle jacket? This post provides various outfit ideas for a pink biker jacket as an example 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
- How I Wore this Fitted Biker Jacket
- Take Home Message
- 281st Top of the World Style linkup party
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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! Do I have to mention I don’t ride motorbikes? The look is just so edgy and sexy! Loved it! <3 What about you? Thus, when seeing the item, I had to buy it.
Anyhow. When fixing broken links this weekend, I realized how often I actually wear this pink beauty. Thus, as part of the shopping the own closet series, this post summerizes the various looks. Using one piece with many pieces of your wardrobe is just one of the many options how to get more wear outfits from the pieces you already own.
How to Make a Colored Moto a Wardrobe Workhorse
Now, how to style the exotic 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 like shown in the look of the day. Other modern looking pairings are 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.
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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.
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Use the Colors of the Top as the 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. Thus, I immediately hung the pieces together on my “ready-to-wear” outfit place.
How do you come up with outfit ideas? How do you “save” an outfit idea? Do you repeat great outfits? Or do you create a new outfit every day? Just curious.
How I Wore this Fitted Pink Moto Jacket
The following photos show how I styled this biker coat before. The captions provide the styling recipes and some information on the clothes.
Color block dress c/o Ronen Chen with own D&GM sunglasses, Esprit shoulder bag, Ivanka Trump cap-toe pumps, and silk scarf. Here the scarf picks up the color of the dress, and jacket, which ties the look together
Unmatched suit with Oliveo white leather pencil skirt, red Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, taupe Jaeger tote and floral scarf (all own). The theme is different shades of red that the scarf ties the look together.
London Jean camouflage cargo pants, GNW Luxe sweater, Jager tote and Ivanka Trump pumps (all own). Camouflage with pink are an eternal classic combination.
Talbot pleated skirt, Moda International sweater, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, and Gloria VanderBilt pumps (all own). The print of the skirt inspired the outfit.
eShakti abstract floral print dress, DIY brooch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ivanka Trump pumps, and Jaeger tote (all own). The pink jacket goes well with the print of the dress.
DIY shirt corduroy dress, Valentino studded boots, Gucci bag, and Oscar de la Rente silk scarf (all own). Pink and black are a classic color combination.
GNW cardigan, Jaeger tote, statement buckle, Kieselstein Cord belt, Talbot skirt (all own) wood sandals c/o Coolway. In this look, the jacket just repeats a color of the florals.
Eli Tahari sheath dress, Moschino belt, and studded pumps (all own). In this look, the color of the sheath inspired the combination.
Oliveo button down shirt, smoky quartz belt, Via Spiga slingbacks (all own), shoulder tote c/o Robert Matthew and double layer mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store. This look is a combination of different shades of olive and rose.
Loft tropical print skirt, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, GNW Luxe sweater, 3.1 Philip Lim bag, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps (all own). This look in on my style book cover. Buy your copy now.
BB Dakota sheath, Coach bag, Steven ankle strap pumps (all own). The pattern of the dress inspired the choice of the other pieces in this fall look.
Banana Republic skirt, GNW Luxe sweater, LV scarf, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle and Salvadore Ferragamo pumps (all own). Here the same tone inspired the fake winter skirt .suit look.
BCBG belt, Burberry plaid A-line skirt, GNW zebra print cardigan worn as top, black pearl necklace, Anne Klein pumps, and Longchamp bag (all own). In this example, I played with the colors of the plaid.
Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, smoky quartz belt, London Jean BF jeans, Gucci bag, and Studio gladiator heels (all own). Obviously, the sandals tie the colos together.
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