THE ICONIC MOTO JACKET

Woman Wearing Grey Moto Jacket White Lace Romper in front of grey wallWoman Wearing Grey Moto Jacket White Lace Romper in front of grey wall

The moto (A.K.A. the biker) jacket have been around as early as the 1920’s, when a raincoat maker Irving Schott designed a jacket for Harley Davidson and called it the “Perfecto”. Then a shorter version was revised with a metal  zipper instead of buttons, made popular by Marlon Brando, in the movie The Wild One, followed by James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause.

As time past, this iconic piece became more popular in the 70’s and 80’s by feminist badass musicians, such as Joan Jett and Blondie. By that time versions of the moto jacket has been revised, embellished and reinvented ’til today, where it becomes a classic staple in any women’s closet.

Woman Wearing Grey Moto Jacket White Lace Romper in front of grey wallWoman Wearing Grey Moto Jacket White Lace Romper in front of grey wallGrey Moto Jacket Details

I’ve been wearing the moto for the last few years and the trend lives on. I was on a hunt for a new moto jacket and waited to find that perfect cool piece. Finally my prayers have been heard and I don’t have to wait no longer! Woohoo!

I bought this suede leather moto jacket during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and the price was a great deal at $219.90. It’s  an investment piece that I can justify, because how versatile it is. I love how the jacket is a straight boxy cut, which makes it easy to layer over anything.

Almost all of the seaming details and trims were based from the ‘original 1920’s Schott’s jacket. The color is in this perfect cool grey that you don’t find very often in suede jackets. Its soft material makes it comfortable and easy to throw on during those cool mornings/evenings. I can’t wait to restyle it again!

Woman Wearing Grey Moto Jacket White Lace Romper in front of grey wallWoman Wearing Grey Moto Jacket White Lace Romper in front of grey wallI wore the suede moto over a lace romper I’ve had in my closet for a few years. I wear this piece mostly for special parties, when I want to show some legs and still look feminine. Rompers are not the easiest to put on or take off, especially having to go to the bathroom alone. But I couldn’t resist a cute romper!

The calfskin camel slides I styled this outfit with, was a purchase from my last trip to Japan. These are my go-to “dressy” flats, when I have to run around at work. It’s also a good cover-up, when I lack a nice pedicure. Yikes!

I found other moto jacket that were so cute on the sale that I just had to share! Enjoy!

 

Xo,

E.


Woman walking dog in grey moto jacket in front of grey wall

 

About this shoot: While I was in one of my favorite spots taking pictures, the cutest eight month old puppy Luna was walking by. I couldn’t help but include her onto the blog. She’s the most friendliest pup and the owner let me walked her a little. I love serendipitous moments like this. Makes my photos and stories so much more FUN to tell!


DETAILS: Topshop Moon Suede Biker Jacket Lace Romper [similar] Camel Slides [similar]

Other suggestions:

1.Veda Nova Gloss Leather Moto Jacket 2. Trouve Fringe Moto Leather Jacket 3. Sam Edelman Starburst Studded Crop Moto Jacket  4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Moto Jacket

 

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3 comments

Sarah July 31, 2017 at 9:45 am

Thank you for posting a Similar leather slide! I’ve been in love with yours since you first posted them.

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elisa July 31, 2017 at 11:34 am

I was so excited to find a similar one! Glad you like them!

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Ava July 31, 2017 at 2:58 pm

The leather jacket is super cute!! I love the belt with the leather jacket!!!

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