Channel Your Inner Biker Chick With These Motocore Pieces
Motocore is all the rage right now, from runways to city streets. What does that mean for us? Lots and lots of leather, statement-making hardware, exposed zippers, studs, and distressed denim. Whether you want to rock a head-to-toe biker-chick look or simply update your wardrobe with a little edge, we have some thoughts.
From classic moto jackets to bold boots and even a spiky purse, these clothes and accessories will make you feel as badass as you look. Sure, it might be hard to actually ride a motorcycle in some of these pieces, but that's not really the goal anyway.
ASOS Design Washed Faux Leather Skirt
With a super-high hem, a thick waist belt, and an asymmetrical zipper, this washed mini ($50) is just the piece to bring out your biker mood. Go all out by pairing it with a matching faux-leather corset, as shown, or make it a bit more everyday with a white tee and booties. On colder days, you can even pop on some tights and a chunky sweater for a cool (and practical!) moto look.
Topshop Faux Oversized Moto Jacket
No biker-inspired look is complete without a leather jacket ($111). We love the oversize fit of this faux-leather coat. It's got a devil-may-care vibe that would add some edge to everything from a minidress on a night out to jeans and a tee on the weekends.
Agnelle Barbra Leather Zip Gloves
Like any good moto accessory, these leather gloves ($144, originally $240) are heavy on the hardware with two zippers and a strap with a silver buckle. While the look may be edgy, the feel is anything but, thanks to supple leather on the outside and the softest cashmere lining. For the cold days ahead, these gloves will be an essential for warmth and style.
Veronica Beard Anita Faux Shearling Moto Jacket
Not all biker-inspired looks need to be black. Take this gorgeous coat ($548), for example. It's got all the attitude of a moto jacket with a luxurious cream-colored faux shearling exterior. Wear it with your favorite pair of leather pants, work-ready tailored trousers, or even some distressed denim to keep that biker-babe rep intact.
Topshop Curve Faux Leather Skinny Fit Moto Pants
No matter what you've got going on up top — maybe a leather jacket, a cozy cardigan, or a graphic tee — a pair of leather pants ($78) will add an instant, eye-catching cool vibe. We love these skinny-fit pants that flatter like leggings while still having the trappings of real pants (like belt loops and a zipper).
R13 Distressed Crossover Jeans
Casual cool is the official motto of these distressed jeans ($495) by R13. We love the asymmetrical crossover button, the tears, and the cuffs. They'd pair perfectly with your new leather jacket and perhaps a pair of studded moto boots to match. Of course, if you want to just wear them around the house with a cozy tee, they'll also do the job fabulously.
Givenchy Terra Lace-Up Leather Studded Combat Boots
Speaking of moto boots, here's a pair ($867, originally $1,650) that combines this trend with high fashion. With a hefty logo buckle, tons of polished studs, and a solid lug sole, they're both chic and practical (for when things get slippery outside). As for what to wear them with? We'd say just about everything, from relaxed ankle jeans and black leggings and a sweater to a silky midi skirt with tights and even a minidress. Again, not everything is practical for actual motorcycle riding, but we'll leave that part to you.
Christian Louboutin Explorafunk Croc Embossed Backpack
Even biker chicks deserve a great bag, and this stunning backpack ($1,990) is the perfect accessory. With croc-embossed leather and spikes across the top flap, it's got lots of attitude. Louboutin's signature red interior doesn't hurt, either. Its compact size is ideal for daily errands. Drop in your essentials, and you'll be good to go.
Jonathan Simkhai Clayton Vegan Leather Miniskirt
We love the gold-tone studs and the high-waist wrap-front silhouette of this vegan leather miniskirt ($425). It's a sleek, dressed-up take on the motocore trend that'll serve you well throughout the year. As for this season: pair it with a silky blouse, tights, and heels for a holiday look with just a little attitude.
Comme des Garçons Girl Embroidered Belted Polka-Dot Faux-Leather Vest
A little bit sweet and a little bit sassy, this faux-leather vest ($700, originally $1,400) fits squarely into the motocore trend with chunky hardware, epaulets, and a boxy silhouette. But the ruby-red polka dots give it some levity — a feminine touch that'll make it right at home over a blouse and jeans or a graphic tee and a leather skirt.
Alexander McQueen Women's Hammered Studs Double-Wrap Bracelet in Black
Add a little hardware to your arm party with this double-wrap bracelet ($290). Embellished with silver studs, a McQueen coin, a silver buckle, and a skull (for good measure), it's as eye-catching as it is chic — and will add a touch of biker edge to any look.