I have a love/hate relationship with trends. I oftentimes find myself being encouraged to invest in bright prints and colors of the moment (and fall for it), only to find that they are almost unwearable after a few months, whether it’s because of the changing seasons or the look has simply come and gone. That’s why I try to stick to the classics—basics that I can wear over and over again that will never go out of style. And if there’s one that’s a guaranteed wardrobe essential, it’s a moto jacket.
Even with its biker-inspired styling and high-shine hardware, moto jackets continue to be timeless and totally versatile. Throw it over a simple tee and jeans for a casual, everyday look or layer it over a floral dress for a little feminine edge. It literally works with anything, for any occasion, and that’s what makes it so great.
Though contrary to what you might think, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good quality moto jacket. There are quite a few affordable faux-leather options that are just as good as the real thing, and a fraction of the price. The one I’m wearing is from Zara, and is one of their style basics season after season. I actually own it in light blue and brown suede—proof that it really is worth it!
So if you’re looking to add more classics to your closet, think about a moto jacket. I guarantee you’ll get so much wear out of it—I know I have! You can shop my Zara one here, and I’ve also linked up a ton of other affordable moto jackets, all under $100 via the links above!