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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.

  1. Why I Bought this Pink Leather Motorcycle Jacket
  2. How to Make a Colored Moto a Wardrobe Workhorse
  3. Try Color Blocking
  4. Leather Skirt Suits Are Having a Moment
  5. Use the Colors of the Top as the Inspiration
  6. 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.”


over 50 years old woman featuring 2 pink leather jacket outfit ideas with pants
Left: Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, smoky quartz belt, London Jean BF jeans, Gucci bag, and Studio gladiator heels. Obviously, the sandals tie the colors together.. Right: London Jean camouflage cargo pants, GNW Luxe sweater, Jager tote and Steven pumps. Camouflage acts as a neutral.



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.


pink biker jacket worn with purple skirt, turquoise shoes
J. Crew skirt, Newsport News leather jacket, Sam Edelman bucket shoulder and top handle bag, Notations floral print cardigan, Hermes Collier de chain bangle, Heidi Arah amethyst belt buckle, amethyst earrings (all own), personalized cuff c/o oNecklace, Valentino studded slinsbacks and nude opaque tights c/o Hipstik® Legwear.


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.


stylist in fake pink leather suit with floral top and rock studs
Floral print Notations cardigan, Banana Republic skirt, pendant necklace, Newport News front zipper jacket, Gucci bamboo handle purse, Valentino rock studs, and bangle c/o oNecklace.



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.


white leather skirt, tweed skirt, and plaid skirt styled with rose jacket
Left: BCBG belt, Burberry plaid A-line skirt, GNW zebra print cardigan worn as top, black pearl necklace, Anne Klein pumps, and Longchamp bag. In this example, I played with the colors of the plaid. Middle: Unmatched suit with Oliveo white leather pencil skirt, red Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, taupe Jaeger tote and floral scarf. The theme is different shades of red that the scarf ties the look together. Right: Banana Republic skirt, GNW Luxe sweater, LV scarf, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps. Here the same tone inspired the fake winter skirt-suit look.



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

blush mesh skirt with pink motorcycle jacket, olive shirt, nude sling backs
Olivero button-down shirt, Via Spiaga slingback pumps, Ray Ban sunglasses, quartz-buckle belt, shoulders tote c/o Robert Matthew and double layer mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store.


Wear the Color Leather Jacket instead of a Cardigan with a Dress

mature trendsetter featuring two tweed looks with pink moto leather coat
Left: Eddie Bauer tweet skirt, Valentino Rock Studs, Prada bag, unbranded pantyhose. Right: BB Dakota sheath, Coach bag, Steven ankle strap pumps, unbranded pantyhose. The pattern of the dress inspired the choice of the other pieces in this fall look.


pink leather jacket outfit ideas with 4 different dresses
From left to right: Color block dress c/o Ronen Chen, D&GM sunglasses, Esprit shoulder bag, Ivanka Trump cap-toe pumps, silk scarf. Here the scarf picks up the color of the dress, and jacket, which ties the look together. Elie Tahari sheath dress, Moschino belt, and studded pumps. In this look, the color of the sheath inspired the combination. eShakti abstract floral print dress, DIY brooch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ivanka Trump pumps, and Jaeger tote. 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 scarf. Pink and black are a classic color combination.


Pair Your Colored Leather Jacket with a Floral Skirt

3 floral skirt with magenta leather jacket outfit inspirations
Left: Talbot pleated skirt, Moda International sweater, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, and Gloria VanderBilt pumps. The print of the skirt inspired the outfit. Middle: Loft tropical print skirt, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, GNW Luxe sweater, 3.1 Philip Lim bag, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps. This look in on my style book cover. Buy your copy now. Right: GNW cardigan, Jaeger tote, statement buckle, Kieselstein Cord belt, Talbot skirt, Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o Coolway. In this look, the jacket just repeats a color of the florals.


Photos: G. Kramm

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