Wardrobe Staples – The Moto Jacket (& Link Up)

October 11, 2018

It’s time for the next installment of my wardrobe staples series and this time around, let’s talk about the moto jacket.  Once an iconic symbol of rebellion, the moto jacket is a mainstream wardrobe basic now, but it still packs a bit of an edgy punch.

moto jacket over 40

I remember my first moto jacket; it was faux leather, black with brass rivets and zippers.  My friends at the time told me silver was cooler, but I wanted the brass to match my golden hair and my little gold Fiero! Anyway, flash forward a million years (oh okay, like 30) and a moto jacket is still a wardrobe staple and something I don’t think I’ve actually ever NOT had in my wardrobe since that first one so long ago.

I have several motos in my wardrobe right now, but my absolute favorite is this Rosa Biker Jacket from Topshop (at Nordstrom). For a very affordable price, it looks and feels expensive!

Motos are super versatile and will add a touch of edge to any look.  I really can’t think of anything that a moto wouldn’t look good with …. jeans and sneakers, check … a pretty dress, check …. trousers, check …well you get the idea!!

Here’s a look back at a few of my moto jacket looks in the blog:

studded moto jacket


casual outfit with studded moto jacket

chic over 40, chic over 50

edgy over 40, edgy over 50, edgy style over 50


moto jacket


suede moto jacket


tweed moto jacket




From last week’s link up:

Wardrobe stylist, Kathrine Eldridge,  is rocking the moto jacket with this cool casual OOTD.

So, what do you think, Dolls?  Is a moto jacket a wardrobe must have or no?  Do you prefer your moto in basic black leather. or something else?  Can you think of anything a moto wouldn’t look chic with? No really, I’m curious ….!! Can you?  Leave me a comment!

Want to see what else I’ve deemed a “wardrobe basic” …?  You can navigate to all the posts from the menu on the top bar.

Also on the blog this week, lots of comfortable wear-all-the-time basics including amazingly flattering and comfortable jeans and your fall/winter go-to bootie.

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Fun & Fashion

Dawn Lucy


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  • Reply Mica October 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    You look great in your moto jackets! What fun outfits you have created with them. I have a few which are cold weather staples for me!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Kellyann Rohr October 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I have two moto jackets but it’s so hot here I rarely get to wear them. I am keeping my eyes open for lighter weight jackets with the same styling. Love the jeans in the first picture!

  • Reply Chrissy October 11, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I love my black leather moto jacket and I’m hoping I’ll gwt to wear it some here in Florida. Thanks for all the great ways to style one. And no I can’t think of a way a moto wouldn’t look chic!

  • Reply Anna Marcus October 11, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Love the different looks that you can have with this gorgeous motto jacket, especially with the red dress and elegant looking shoes shoes.

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies October 11, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I’m a fan of moto jackets!! You have a fabulous collections and style them really well. I love that they do not swamp the outfit underneath xx

  • Reply Nancy October 11, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I can t live without! Happy weekend!

  • Reply Anna at Muttonstyle October 12, 2018 at 12:16 am

    I’ve got that jacket too. I got mine from Top Shop in Woking which is a grey 1950s town in the uk that war of the worlds was written in and based on. Interesting fact of the day.


  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge October 12, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Thanks for the shout out Dawn Lucy! Love all your looks with the mot jacket. It’s a staple for sure. Thanks for the link up!


  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge October 12, 2018 at 6:01 am

    I couldn’t agree more about the necessity of a collection of moto jackets! I am wearing one on the blog today as well. And I have about 10 in my closet but I am really needing a red one…and some plaid booties!


  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes October 12, 2018 at 9:23 am

    You have a fabulous collection of moto jackets! I LOVE the burgundy one you linked to!

    Thanks for the linkup & have a great weekend!

  • Reply linda cassidy October 12, 2018 at 9:58 am

    and coincidentally On thursdays I too wear Moto jackets. Well actually I wear them a lot, so yes total wardrobe staple

  • Reply Julie | This Main Line Life October 12, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Love all the moto jackets, especially that black and white one at the end. That one’s really unique.

  • Reply Chez-rama October 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    love these moto jackets. I love the style and I think they go with everything.


  • Reply Cheryl Shops October 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I love moto jackets too—they add just the right amount of edge to any look!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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