From the Editor, Let's Hear it for the Boys

Ask any fashion insider, journalist or designer and I am sure they will give you their list of must-have items for a true Fashionisto. Common items on those lists would include perfectly tailored pants, a crisp white button-down, the perfect crewneck sweater or even a blazer. One of the must-haves on our list here at CollegeFashionista is a leather moto jacket.

For so long leather jackets have been stigmatized by pop culture cliches. From Grease to The Terminator to The Matrix, the leather jacket has had it’s moments on the big screen. But this Fashionisto illustrates that the leather jacket has a place in real life as well.

So how do you suddenly make a classic item look less like Danny Zuko and more like a true Fashionisto? It is all about the cut! This Fashionisto’s motorcycle jacket has an edgy, downtown feel without being “costumey.” The tailored fit of the jacket makes it possible to throw on some layers while still showing off this Fashionisto’s trim physique. The silver details make the jacket modern and certainly infuse some personality into the look.

Before you start Googling must-have items for Fashionistos, make number one of your list a leather motorcycle jacket. Throw one on as you head to class or even a date with your special someone this weekend for a look that is sure to be a winner.

Hint: Leather motorcycle jackets can be pricey and are definitely an investment piece. So a major plus is that a motorcycle jacket is the perfect complement to just about any wardrobe. This Fashionisto’s beanie, skinny jeans and hooded henley make the leather jacket look hipster-chic. This Fashionisto can easily rock the jacket with a simple white T-shirt and chinos come spring for a more classic look.

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