Perfecto Leather Motorcycle Jacket 125
If you spend even half as much time poring over runway images as we do, you’ve no doubt asked yourself how you can make the season’s biggest trends your own. That’s why we’ve enlisted Senior Fashion Market Editor Mary Kate Steinmiller to get our fall wardrobes in shape with a dose of runway inspiration—and a little help from some stylish readers.
Fall fashion is all about serious ’tude this year (punk! grunge!), so it should come as no surprise that biker girl chic is another piece of the stylish seasonal puzzle. Phillip Lim sparked the trend with his lust-worthy patched jean jumpsuit, and we’re pleased to report that plenty of other brands have followed, pumping out daring denim and motorcycle jackets galore.
"This biker-inspired look is a cool-girl favorite, " says Mary Kate. "It’s all about head-to-toe moto classics remid for today, with a focus on that on-the-road must-have, the perfecto-style jacket. There are also lots of rebellious leather and jean pieces and plenty of tiny knits to tie the whole thing together." You don’t need a Harley to get in on this trend—just some tough-chick styling tips! Click through to see the biker babe look we put together for 16-year-old New York City high school sophomore Jazmine.