I'm Serious—This Is the One Item I Wear to Look 100% Cooler

If you were to put me on the spot and ask for the one fashion item I couldn’t live without, I’d say a moto jacket without skipping a beat. For those of you who know me or follow me (hey, girl), it’s pretty apparent that a leather topper is a vital component to my uniform. More often than not, my daily look consists of a hero leather piece, a black tee, jeans, and some sort of sneaker situation. The reason is clear: A moto jacket just always works.

Seriously. The perfect leather is one of those fashion items that can go with pretty much anything and has the ability to make your ensemble feel that much cooler. You can toss one over your jeans-and-tee look, a more formal trousers-and-blouse ensemble, heck, even a ball gown. Whatever you choose, a moto will consistently give you that desired “downtown” vibe. To show you what I mean, I rounded up some of my favorite moto jacket outfits if you're looking for new styling ideas or need that extra push to finally invest in the cool closet staple. Keep scrolling for more, and to shop some of my favorite styles of the moment, too.

For a polished vibe, pair your moto jacket with sophisticated trousers and your favorite tee or blouse. 

Toughen up a printed dress by adding an oversize moto jacket and statement accessories.

The ultimate off-duty look: a graphic tee, patterned pants, boots, and that trusty moto. 

Into color? Go for it. A colorful moto is just as cool as a black iteration, especially paired with an always on-trend jeans-and-tee ensemble.

You can never go wrong with a layered look. Give your leather even more dimension by adding a blazer underneath, complete with sleek accessories.

Located somewhere with warmer temps? Give into the hype and try a moto with a graphic tee, bike shorts, chunky flats, and a logo bag.

Elevate your moto jacket for the office by pairing it with sleek trousers and playful Oxfords.