Like bees to flowers, we’re drawn to bright, energetic hues for summer, which explains why we’re eager to hang up our black moto jackets for the season’s more vibrant iterations. In punchy shades like turquoise blue, lime green, and mustard yellow, the outerwear staple reads more playful than tough, adding a cool pop of color to your warm-weather pieces. From the spring runways (Tracy Reese and Rag & Bone) to the fashionable set (Jessica Alba and Louise Roe), the look is everywhere right now. Keep reading today’s Trend Report for inspiration on how to wear these lively jackets, then shop our standout picks.
A bright blue hue softens the hard-edge feel of Tracy Reese’s Leather Cowl Jacket (which was sadly not produced), paired here with the Surplice Shirt ($198) in Treetop.
?Alice + Olivia Paradise Cropped Leather Jacket ($538)
Pierre Balmain S/S 13 The addition of an unexpected red Stud Leather Jacket ($1975) cuts the sweetness of black and white florals, resulting in the perfect uptown-meets-downtown look.
?Rebecca Minkoff Perforated Wes Leather Moto Jacket ($788)
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Rag & Bone’s oversized, fluorescent green Monaco Jacket ($1795) takes center stage against a neutral palette.
?Lauren Ralph Lauren Leather Moto Jacket ($510) in Green
Alba looked picture perfect arriving at her Soho hotel in NYC earlier this month in Burberry’s Tourmaline Yellow Leather Cropped Biker Jacket ($2795, available June) paired with Dolce & Gabbana’s Printed Sleeveless Dress ($1775) and Sigerson Morrison’s Cool Corista Pumps ($450) in Green Suede.
?Mackage Hidi Leather Jacket ($790)
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The Pretty Little Liars actress lent a modern flair to her casual black and white mix--comprised of a LNA t-shirt, Rag & Bone/JEAN’s The Skinny Jeans ($198), and an Alice + Olivia bag--with a Kelly Wearstler turquoise biker jacket.
?Marc New York By Andrew Marc Natalie Leather Jacket ($536)
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Outside the NYC book launch party for Bruce of Los Angeles Rodeo, Jablonski upgraded her signature model-off-duty jeans (here: Acne’s Flex Jeans ($200) in Black) and boots combo with Acne’s Mape Petite Bright Green Jacket ($1350) for an eye-catching outcome.
?Velvet Heart Leather Jacket ($200)
?MICHAEL Michael Kors Leather Biker Jacket ($695)
Topaz Jacket ($935) in Lapis
Coal Leather Jacket ($558)
Biker Jacket ($65)
Wes Moto Jacket ($788)
Jasper Leather Jacket ($1295)
Leather Ottilie Jacket ($740) in Coral
Pink Oversized Biker Jacket ($177)
Leather Biker Jacket ($1795)