How to Wear a Statement Motorcycle Jacket: 3 Levels of Awesome and How to Pull Them Off
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Celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Kelly Osbourne, and Kristen Stewart have been snapped in statement-making jackets over the past few months. Whether they're brightly-hued, textured, or printed, these motorcycle jackets go way beyond any ordinary piece of outerwear.
This look might seem risky, especially when a staple piece like a jacket can cost a lot of cash. How do you wear something so wild, without looking too over-the-top?
Here's how you can wear these risk-taking pieces, just like the celebs, without look too over-styled.
Level 1 Awesomeness: A Bright Jacket
To look like Gwen Stefani, find a bold motorcycle jacket like this red Jack by BB Dakota coat (left, $69.99) or this Free People cropped vegan leather jacket ($198). Leave the rest of the look monochrome and minimal. If you're itching to, you can pop on a contrasting color like Stefani's oxblood Dr. Martens.
Level 2 Awesomeness: Color + Texture
For this look, you'll need a jacket that's textured with quilted panels or studded embellishments—like this quilted Forever 21 quilted moto (right, $22.50) and this Charlotte Russe pleather crop jacket (center, $39.99). Extra points if the jacket is metallic! With this jacket style, throw on printed pants like Stewart's and leave the rest of your look simple.
Level 3 Awesomeness: Printed Jacket
For a level-three statement-making coat, find a motorcycle jacket with a wild print like this Charlotte Russe "Hot Kiss" floral jacket (center, $39.99) or this KUT from the Kloth animal print jacket ($98).
Feel free to do as Kelly Osbourne does and mix prints in your outfit. Just make sure one of the prints is a little less wild than the other—like how Osbourne chose a soft polka-dot with her wild floral jacket.
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