Motorcycle Jacket

by jennine on April 20, 2011

moto jacket

How many jackets can a girl own? Apparently not enough, because I always feel like there is a hole in my jacket wardrobe…yet I have so many. What is that?

Leather jackets are weird, while they’re great on other people, I’ve personally never been able to commit myself to one. Never really pulling one off with grace like Kate Lanphear or The Fonz. Today, I lost my jacket in the middle of a ton of meetings (no worries, I was reunited a few minutes ago) so I used that as an excuse to run into Topshop and buy myself a faux leather motorcycle jacket. It seemed less intimidating the faux part… and well, being the weather completely unpredictable and who knows how long jacket weather will last, a classic cut is always a safe bet for what’ll work next season.

I have to say I enjoyed wearing my motorcycle jacket today, it was the perfect addition my wardrobe… even though, jackets are a bit like shoes, a girl can never seem to have enough of.

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Carla April 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Kate Lanphear can definitely rock a motorcycle jacket! I’m glad to read I’m not the only one with a jacket obsession. And I have the same trouble. There are some days where I just don’t feel like any of them work with what I’m wearing. I’m definitely missing a motorcycle jacket, but I haven’t found the right one yet. The Topshop one looks great on you!
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jennine April 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

she certainly can! people look cooler in a motorcycle jacket but she’s out of control cool!
i think i was overthinking the moto jacket this one was the only one there and i just went with it.

charles April 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I agree! I love a good motorcycle jacket! yours is fabulous :)

Allie April 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm

That jacket is fabulous! I love that you paired it with a lot of different textures. Is that a corduroy skirt I spot? Anyway, you look amazing.
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jennine April 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

oh no! it’s a pleated skirt! super tiny pleats.

Madison April 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I agree. I feel that you can always somehow work a leather jacket into every (seasonal) ensemble. I have 3 different ones; crop, short sleeved, and a motorcycle one. love them all! You look great , really loving that skirt & yes I’d like to know if it’s corduroy as well — great colour! :)

Eboni Ife' April 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Seriously, Jennine. I totally know the feeling. I think at least 1/2 of my closet is filled with jackets of which I probably wear the same 5 over and over. yet, I keep buying more. What is that? If you figure it out, will you let me know? haha!

I love your jacket. I have been on the hunt for the perfect black faux leather moto jacket for ages. I finally found a good one at Wilson’s Leather and I ordered the wrong size. So, here I sit waiting for my exchange. *sigh*
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jennine April 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

oh no! i hate when i get the wrong size, or the size is all crazy and off. well, it’ll be great to see when yuou get the right one!

Elisabeth April 21, 2011 at 1:49 am

I too feel like there’s always a hole in my jacket collection, even though I have so many. What’s up with that? I need a checklist!

SACRAMENTO April 21, 2011 at 3:55 am

I love your jacket. I wouldn´t mind having it…, but with me is skirts. I never seem to have enough.
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BeLighter April 21, 2011 at 6:45 am

I can totally relate! Motorcycle jacket always look good… on other people!
But you’re rocking it!
And yes, you never have too much jackets!!!
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For Those About To Shop April 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

Great jacket: classic and cool, very Fonzi-like. I have to say I share your obsession with coats and have more than a dozen. I can’t understand how anyone can have just one winter coat, for instance, especially here in Canada where you wear it seven or eight months of the year.
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jennine April 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm

omg that’s a lot of months to wear a coat! well, even in california, you need jackets all year round because it gets cold at night. i couldn’t believe that in summer in ny you cold walk outside at night with no jacket! it was such a weird feeling!

E.S. Riady April 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

besides using a helmet, motorcycle jacket can also protect you from the risk of accidents

rachel April 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

I wish there was a Topshop in LA ..

Maybe that’s a good thing? I would not be able to stop at one jacket ;)

Debie April 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Love the jacket- it’s even cuter in person! You may have inspired me to run out and get my own…except it’ll probably be 100 degrees in NYC by the time I get to it.
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tara-lynn April 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

love this pic of you! i really covet that bag of yours actually.

Sweet Harvest Moon April 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Love it!
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Liv April 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

Agreed! I love a good leather jacket. I know that BCBG has had some in their past Fall line. Biker jacketsgive you a much for edgy look, but I’m sure most could pull it off.

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