No longer just a Hells Angel signature standby, a good leather jacket is at the top of everyone's lust list for fall. While the standard motorcycle jacket or model-off-duty look is timeless, this season we get to play more with silhouettes and color. While you can wear your motorcycle jacket with pretty much anything, sometimes it's necessary to dress up the part with minimal cleaner silhouettes. Opt for double breasted for a more structured look, or open front over a cocktail dress. A cropped leather in a bold pop of color layered over separates will update any look. But alas, your everyday jacket will be best as a biker jacket. Find one light enough to roll up and layer over denim or layered button downs. A sturdier structured jacket should be one to last you for years.


Clockwise from left: Celine, Yves Saint Laurent, Kaufman Franco, Marni, Balmain, Balenciaga


Rick Owens FW 2011