A/W Trends – Biker Jackets

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For the second installment of our Trend Series, we’re turning our attentions to bikers! As we said in our post on bomber jackets, having a stylish cover-up for the awkward Autumn weather is a must…something to keep the chill out without being too warm while still looking fashionable.

 

The good news is that bikers are always in fashion, so going for a good quality one means it will last you years! For me, a stylish biker is a staple in any wardrobe. It’ll keep the chill off on summer evenings and paired with a scarf, it’ll keep you snug during the colder weather. My leather biker jacket is one of my favourite items in my entire wardrobe. It goes with everything, from jeans and flats, to making a pretty dress and heels look edgier. I got mine in Bowtique about a year and a half ago, and I’ve worn it to death since.

 

Almost everywhere has a load of options, but my favourites are Zara, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, River Island, ASOS, Missguided and Boohoo. Here is our round-up of the top bikers at the moment:

 

  1. Zazula Faux Suede Biker Jacket (Missguided, €56)

Missguided Biker

I LOVE this beauty! The colour is gorgeous and it looks really expensive and designer-like. This would make even the plainest outfit look amazing, and I am genuinely incredibly tempted to buy this one myself!

 

2. Dark grey belted faux fur jacket (River Island, €113)

RI Biker

 

This jacket may be a little pricier, but I guarantee it will see you through many seasons! I’m a big fan of these shearling styles (mainly because they really remind me of a gorgeous aviator coat my granddad used to wear), and they never seem to go out of fashion. The grey colour is also a lovely change from the traditional blacks and browns you usually see for bikers.

 

3. Zipped Biker Jacket (Mango, €59.95)

Mango Biker

 

Mango have this gorgeous faux leather biker, which is a more traditional style. I personally find faux leather to be a bit hit and miss (I HATE the shiny pleather look with a vengeance!), but the material in this looks extremely high quality. There’s a little bit of hardware in there to toughen it up with the zips and buttons…this would be a fantastic staple for anyone’s wardrobe! If you would prefer real leather, Zara something very similar here.

 

4. Fringed Faux Suede Biker Jacket (Missguided, €56)

Missguided Biker 2

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that fringing has been enjoying a comeback of late! It was everywhere over the summer, particularly at Coachella where everyone from models Gigi Hadid and Alessandra Ambrosio to Fergie rocked the look, and this jacket from Missguided is a chic nod to the trend. Missguided are notorious for selling out of items super quickly, so this Hollister alternative from ASOS is really similar.

 

5. Lace Biker Jacket (ASOS, €96.78)

ASOS Biker

 

For anyone wanting a more elegant and chic look, this is ideal. The white lace is stunning – this would be gorgeous with leather skinnies or to dress up jeans.

 

That’s it for our round-up of our favourite bikers out there, so make sure to send us a photo if you make a purchase! Please let us know if you have any requests for the Trend Series – are there any trends you’d like us to cover and choose our top picks? Let us know at thedupediaries@gmail.com or on Facebook or Instagram!

Claire

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