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Best On A Budget: Moto Jackets

Best On A Budget: Moto Jackets

Never mind the fact that the only time you've actually ridden a motorcycle was a one-time stint during a study abroad program back in college. And you weren't actually doing the driving, you were a somewhat terrified backseat passenger. And it wasn't really a motorcycle, it was a noisy, sputtering moped. The point is, you don't have to be a biker chick to wear a moto jacket, a Fall 2010 Fashion Trend that adds a hint of cool to casual outfits. Wear yours with jeans and a t-shirt or with a dress, tights and boots. No need to hold on tight, this trend is a safe bet for just about everyone.

Keep reading for budget-friendly options under $100.

Above: Socialite Olivia Palermo wears her moto jacket with a spiced orange top and feminine floral skirt while taking in shows at London Fashion Week.

1. Mossimo Black Draped Collar Moto Jacket, $39.99

Mossimo at ShopStyle

2. Express (minus The) Leather Cropped Moto Jacket (also in black), $98

Express at ShopStyle

3. LOFT Grey Denim Moto Jacket, $69.50

LOFT at ShopStyle

4. Gap Knit Moto Jacket (also in anthracite), $59.50

Gap at ShopStyle

5. Faith 21 Metallic Moto Jacket, $34.80

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Great picks, lady! I own that first one and ADORE it.
#1 Sally (Homepage) on 2010-09-21 15:42 (Reply)
I own the Express one from last season, it's great!
#2 Danielle on 2010-09-21 16:17 (Reply)
After seeing the top Target one in the most recent issue of Lucky, I immediately ordered it. I LOVE it! Such a great jacket I've barely taken it off since last week!
#3 Corrie (Homepage) on 2010-09-21 16:25 (Reply)
I want to order the mossimo #1 moto jacket but when I click on it goes right to targets website and there I can't find it! Any suggestions?
#3.1 Lisa on 2012-10-03 09:21 (Reply)
I swear, when it comes to fashion, Olivia Palermo can practically do no wrong! And your Express and LOFT picks are particularly wonderful ... :-)
#4 Katie (Homepage) on 2010-09-21 18:33 (Reply)
Great post! I love the original outfit and the LOFT Grey Denim Moto Jacket!

I think you might like this post I just did - I found a couple of budget friendly knockoffs of the coveted Burberry Shearling jacket.
#5 Robin (Homepage) on 2010-09-21 22:50 (Reply)
I love the leather jacket by Express, the color and style.. everything!
#6 Mae (Homepage) on 2010-09-22 03:15 (Reply)
I was at T.J. Maxx this weekend and they have several good options for $29.99. If I hadn't lucked out and found a faux leather motorcycle jacket at Goodwill recently, I would be all over that Target version.
#7 Sara R (Homepage) on 2010-09-22 08:56 (Reply)
So edgy! Perfect for this fall.
#8 sohoaccessories (Homepage) on 2010-09-22 09:12 (Reply)
I was never a fan of Olivia's personality as portrayed on The City, but I LOVE this girl's style! It's always cute but classy and never too over-the-top.
#9 Angela (Homepage) on 2010-09-22 10:00 (Reply)
I have the Old Navy jacket and it's ahhhmazing :-)
#10 Megan on 2010-09-22 11:27 (Reply)
I love the moto jacket trend, and my favorite is the French Terry version by Norma Kamali for Walmart. I have it in gray and black, and couldn't love them more!

Here's a link:
#11 kimmydarling (Homepage) on 2010-09-24 12:02 (Reply)
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