Some of us have a bad impression of biker jackets. Perhaps it’s because we thought that only fans of movies like Grease and Top Gun are going to appreciate them. And as know, these aren’t movies from this era.
It’s time to rethink this fashion apparel. While it used to complete the bad-boy or bad-girl ensemble in the yesteryears, the biker jacket has been embraced by designers and celebrities as a great way to make a getup more edgy and also to dress down an otherwise rigid look. We hope this feature is going to change your mind about it.
(From top to bottom, left to right):
Leather biker jacket, Michael Kors
Black asymmetric leather biker jacket, Aminaka Wilmont
Multi-coloured printed silk chiffon jacket jacket, Christopher Kane
Leather biker jacket, Burberry Brit
Cropped leather jacket, Acne
- To avoid looking tacky, go for biker jackets in fun colours or interesting shapes. They can be statement-making pieces to jazz up your look.
- Don’t pair leather with leather, or with tough-looking elements. The updated way to wear biker jackets is with soft silhouette such as a flowing chiffon dress or ruffled skirt.
- Leather jacket has a place in the office wardrobe too. Simply choose a piece that doesn’t come with too much zip or button details and it’ll make a great alternative to your usual blazer to pair with your shift dresses for work.
This article is written by Keith Toh. Keith is also a contributor at Daily Vanity, a beauty-only e-magazine in Singapore.