While we still think an iconic black biker jacket is an essential piece for most closets, we'll admit to a little crush on the icy pastel and juicy, sherbet-hued options popping up for spring. If you're equally intrigued but not sure how to make this new topper work with your spring duds, don't fret — we've concocted three gorgeous looks that you can copy in no time. After all, isn't it time we all lightened up a little?
For weekend brunch, nothing is sweeter (or chicer) than a floaty white dress. But, when the temps are on the cooler side (like this weekend), a lightweight moto jacket is the perfect extra layer. Temper the feminine lace dress and blush topper with an acid-yellow bag and suede booties to nail that elusive girl-meets-boy vibe.
Reiss Bryony Blush Cropped Leather Jacket, $615, available at Reiss; Girl. By Band of Outsiders Lace-trimmed Cotton-cheesecloth Dress, $375, available at Net-A-Porter; Forever 21 Faceted Triangle Necklace, $4.80, available at Forever 21; Steve Madden Legacy Suede Booties, $129.95, available at Steve Madden; Club Monaco Freja Cross-body Bag, $159.50, available at Club Monaco.
One of the reasons we love a pastel moto jacket — as opposed to the classic black version — is the unexpected element it adds to nighttime looks. Paired with an asymmetric tank, a pencil skirt, and killer heels, the pale pink jacket looks fresh and cool, while a statement bag provides the necessary pop of pattern.
H&M Pencil Skirt, $24.95, available at H&M; Reiss Bryony Blush Cropped Leather Jacket, $615, available at Reiss; Kara Ross Small Crystal Artemis Earrings, $135, available at Charm & Chain; Helmut Lang Black Soft Shroud Drape Top, $323.12, available at My Wardrobe; Accessorize Indigo Embroidered Clutch, $88, available at Accessorize; B Brian Atwood Mercada Pump, $350, available at Nordstrom.
Meeting up with your S.O.'s parents — whether it's a casual lunch or a more formal dinner soiree — calls for an outfit that's put-together without trying too hard, and this minimalist jacket is the best of both worlds. Throw it over a flowy top and printed pants, add some sleek nude sandals, and you're ready for any sort of extended-family gathering.
Mango Satin Blouse, $34.99, available at Mango; Joseph Navy Multi Snake Print Silk Pants, $525, available at Stylebop; Reiss Bryony Blush Cropped Leather Jacket, $615, available at Reiss; Anthropologie Gem Winnow Cuff, $58, available at Anthropologie; Seychelles Thyme Sandal, $95, available at Piperlime.