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Biker chic fashion trend lesson: For the office
The statement: The leather skirt
Fall 2013 runway inspiration: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Versace, Reem Acra
How to wear it: Go for a sophisticated schoolgirl-prep look by pairing a camel-coloured leather skirt with a crisp blouse and fitted sweatshirt overtop. Add a menswear-inspired penny loafer heel for a sleek update to this season’s boy-meets-girl style. Or take a knee-length black leather skirt and add a slouchy white cashmere sweater to play up the black and white trend—it’s motocross girl with an elegant ladylike sophistication.
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Biker chic fashion trend lesson: On a date
The statement: A black moto jacket
Fall 2013 runway inspiration: Altuzarra, Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim
How to wear it: Oh the possibilities! Try it over your favourite LBD with black knee-high boots (trust) for a sophisticated though edgy entrance. Or pair with a crisp white blouse and a slim pant to create an elongated and sleek silhouette. Add it overtop of your favourite trench for a casual, downtown chic appeal.
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Biker chic fashion trend lesson: On the town
The statement: Allover leather
Fall 2013 runway inspiration: Anthony Vaccarello, Hervé Léger, Belstaff
How to wear it: Whether it’s a night out in your home city or a weekend NYC getaway, you can’t go wrong with the polished motorcycle look of head-to-toe leather. Try a classic black pencil skirt paired with a matching leather peplum top. Or go for a fitted LBD with over-the-knee leather boots for a streamlined silhouette.
Biker chic fashion trend lesson: For the weekend
The statement: Ankle boots
Fall 2013 runway inspiration: Thakoon, Fendi, Elie Saab
How to wear it: We love weekend looks because they encompass so much, and when strategized accordingly, can transition us beautifully from day to night. For Saturday brunch and afternoon errands, try a simple black low-heel bootie. At night, switch into a pair of runway-inspired ankle booties decked out in fur (thanks, Fendi!) or with a gilded heel, as seen at Thakoon this season. Or add a pop of blue to a neutral or all-black ensemble with Elie Saab’s cobalt suede and leather lace-up booties for a sexy café racer look.
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Biker chic fashion trend lesson: At a concert
The statement: A studded belt
Fall 2013 runway inspiration: Versace, Ruffian
How to wear it: When it comes to the punk influence in fashion, studs make everything better (this ranges from embellished shoes and bags, to having a James Dean-type on your arm). Wrap a playful silver-studded belt around cigarette pants or skinny jeans to add a badass edge. Or try a simple slim black leather belt and go all-out biker rebel with studded moto boots. Your mom would most definitely not approve.
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