STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Motorcycle Jacket Madness

January 12th, 2016 at 2:00am

The motorcycle leather jacket is still in! Turn your overly feminine New Years party outfit into a fierce and edgy look by adding a leather jacket. It’s a perfect party wear piece, especially for layering. Also, it is still a major trend on the rise.

The motorcycle jacket is a great option for switching up a feminine wardrobe to ring in the New Year and a new self. However, it’s not just for holiday celebrations. Since we are in the brink of winter, a night out on the town can ruin an outfit. If a huge puffy jacket is hindering your style, try a motorcycle jacket to spice things up; it adds warmth without the bulk.

The thing I love most about motorcycle jackets is that they are such versatile pieces. It doesn’t have to be paired with just leather pants and boots. I like to think of the motorcycle jacket as an edgy replacement to a cardigan. Throw it on over a chic blouse, wear it with a dress or even try a turtleneck underneath with a bold statement necklace.

Motorcycle jackets come in numerous styles and have been flooding major stores like Forever 21 and Abercrombie & Fitch, at great prices, too. So shop around and see what style and color works best for you.

The look that this Fashionista created was centered on this trend. She took this awesome motorcycle jacket from Forever 21 and built a beautiful crisp holiday look out of it. She wanted to keep the palette of this outfit quite monochromatic with the color black and she also added a bold statement necklace, since it was more of a party look. This Fashionista also chose a simple clutch that could be carried around all-night without the bulk. Since the jacket and necklace added a lot to the outfit, she said she decided to go with a simple little black dress, which I know many of us already have in our closets. She completed her look with a great pair of heels that are fit for any celebration.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I think that the motorcycle jacket complements this outfit perfectly. I am not much of a girly girl, so adding this jacket to a dress has definitely made it more my style.”


  • Abigail Shatrau

    Hello Fashionistas! My name is Abigail Shatrau. I am currently a junior at SUNY Oneonta. I am majoring in Fashion Merchandising, currently enrolled in the 3 in 1 program with F.I.T. This means that I spend 3 rad years at SUNY Oneonta and then finish out my school at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I am 20 years old and I am from the small city of Oswego, New York. I have a twin brother and an older sister that I continue to look up to and strive to be like. Besides my passion for fashion I am extremely intrigued by nutrition and health. I love being outdoors, going on walks, running, and overall just being active. I recently transitioned into a vegan lifestyle and that has been quite a big step and change in my life. I am loving everything about it so far and wouldn't change back for anything. Growing up in a small town can make it hard to figure out the full extent to which fashion expression can be reached. However, ever since I was little I loved to do everything artsy, crafty, and creative. I am not one to think up many original ideas of my own, but what I love about my major is that it can be all about the detail work, like the little things that matter, and its about collaborating with people, blossoming ideas through one another. To me that is so important because art, creativity, and everything fashion should be shared. We are all unique individuals that have unique ways of thinking and expressing ourselves. Just like College Fashionista, spreading ideas is what makes life more interesting and it brings us closer with people who love those same things as well. I hope that I do not let any of you down in my journey as a College Fashionista, I wish you all the best! Bisous, Abigail Shatrau