The Motorcycle Jacket
Motorcycle jacket is the key statement piece for the motorcycle / biker fashion trend. Naturally, not any motorcycle jacket will do. While we undoubtedly will see fast fashion stores give us motorcycle jackets in the now-subdued vein of the ‘Brando jacket’, the motorcycle jacket in 2011 needs to be much more of a statement piece.
The Leather Pants
Christopher Bailey’s leather motorcycle pants for Burberry can grab attention just as well in neutral tones, with mesh side-panels and an exposed, feature zip. As with other elements of the bike chic trend it’s all about the detail, and last season’s plain leather leggings won’t quite cut it. Panels, quilting and padding, and zips all add to the tough yet ultra-slick and modern feel of the neo biker pant, while other thick, skin-hugging materials like neoprene can also work as an alternative to leather.
The Leather Skirt
As it is with other elements of the biker chic trend, there’s also an alternative to biker pants. Drawing on the quilted motifs of their motorcycle jackets, Burberry have produced a neo-mod leather skirt with quilting detailing that not only sits perfectly with the bike fashion trend, but also acts as the perfect alternative statement piece to the motorcycle jacket.
The Motorcycle Boots
Motorcycle boots round out the key elements of the biker fashion trend – hardly a surprise given no trend is complete without a tie-in shoe trend. Biker boots, having been in fashion for some time now, won’t be hard to come by. You could consider that a plus, but don’t rest on your laurels: mass marketing of biker boots means that a lot of very average styles are going to be seen on the streets already, so in order to get motorcycle boots right in 2011 look for a statement pair; something that exudes quality and style – a pair such as the Chanel biker boots.