Why You Need a Plus Size Moto Jacket
Fall is my favourite season. Period. If you’re a fashion girl, chances are, you love Fall, too. There’s something about the crisp air, the sweaters, plaid, tights. It’s the faux leather, for me – more specifically, a plus size moto jacket. Last year, I shared my favourite head-to-toe faux leather trend but this year I am going a little more minimalist and just going for a classic moto jacket. Moto jackets are really a year-round staple (depending on your local climate), so finding a really good one that fits well and makes you feel great is a must (IMHO).
Here’s WHY you need a good plus size moto jacket…
…It’s one of the most versatile outerwear pieces: A moto jacket is crazy versatile; you can wear it for work, play or going out. Layer it with a sweater for a cold day or throw it over a t-shirt for a breezy day.
…It is the ultimate transitional piece: As in, transition times of day AND transitions seasons. Moto jackets can make any boring work outfit cocktail-ready. A moto jacket can also take your summer pieces easily into fall.
…It pulls any outfit together: A pair of jeans and a t-shirt goes from “basic” to “chic” just by adding your moto jacket. A moto jacket can really elevate your look.
I am a huge fan of a classic motorcycle silhouette jacket; but there are so many options these days. I am focusing on two silhouettes for your consideration: the classic moto shape and the trendier over-sized boyfriend fit.
Which Plus Size Moto Jacket Silhouette is for Me?
Back in MY day, us fashionable fat girls only had ONE option for our moto jackets: the classic silhouette in black. That’s what we got. That was all. THESE days, they have them in different colours and different styles. I am focusing on two styles that I am in LOVE with currently: the classic and the boyfriend style.
If you’re like me, you go back and forth. I love the classic style because it’s nice and fitted and is so chic and elegant. I really like the casual chic look of the boyfriend-style, as well. The boyfriend style can also be used to balance out a tighter fitted pant or dress.
Is the Classic Moto Jacket Style for Me?
A classic motorcycle jacket is close-fitting, cropped at the natural waist or just below it and usually in black. The jacket looks amazing with just about anything, but if you tend to be more a “glamour” girl or dress more Parisian or NYC uptown chic, the classic style is for you. Classic moto jackets can be worn in most business casual settings with a pair of tailored trousers. Dress it up with dinner or drinks with a flirty floral dress, or throw jeans on for running errands. If your style leans more to streamlined, classic and feminine? The classic moto silhouette is for you.
Is the Boyfriend Moto Jacket Style for Me?
Do you consider yourself more of a Soho/downtown kind of girl? Feel more comfortable with over-sized and/or statement pieces? Then the boyfriend silhouette moto jacket might be for you. Boyfriend style clothing is meant to mimic the over-sized cut of your boyfriend’s clothing (yes, it’s kinda sexist, I know). The style is a lot more casual and slouchy and better suited for people who like a more streetwear look. I love this style of jacket because you can layer it over something tight and short, like a dress or a miniskirt and balance out those proportions. The boyfriend silhouette is just as chic as its classic cousin, to me.
Where Can I Buy A Moto Jacket?
When it comes to staple pieces like moto jackets, I like to gently urge people to go for a more expensive and higher quality piece. The jacket I am wearing, for instance, is a real leather ribbed jacket from Sippos NYC (not currently available in plus sizes) it’s quite expensive, but it’s something you would wear for YEARS. If you want to a real leather jacket, there are some options out there, for sure. However, if you are looking for an affordable, faux leather option, I have a few down below for you to choose from:
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