Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow Toughen Up Their Weekend Style in Motorcycle Jackets: Trendspotting (GALLERY)
The easiest way to instantly up the cool factor of any outfit? Do as cool girls -- Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow -- do and throw a motorcycle jacket on before you head out the door.
It doesn’t matter where you’re heading – to grab coffee, to the office, or to dinner – the borrowed-from-bikers style adds the perfect amount of edge to any outfit.
Both practical and stylish, the motorcycle jacket has become so ubiquitous among style setters that it’s become a classic.
If you're feeling extra daring this season, consider an update to the leather biker jacket: Giving the old standby an of-the-moment touch are fall’s hot hues.
Although black may be the most versatile shade to work into your wardrobe, if you want to soften the tough biker-chick feel or amp up the style quotient of your outerwear, try it in oxblood or canary yellow. Nicole Richie has been spotted in both, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is also a fan of the burgundy bomber.
Regardless of which color you choose, treat the leather topper like your trusted old blazer. Use a motorcycle jacket to toughen up a printed dress or skirt, to give skinnies and a sweater a cool edge, or to balance this season's bright bottoms and printed pants.
We’ve rounded up much more motorcycle jacket magic -- check out the gallery for all different colors and styling ideas.
Check out more of fall’s hot trends in the video below.