Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Style: Biker Chicque

Biker Chique

2011 fashion trends are combining lovely feminine colors with boldly dramatic motorcycle related accents.  The military style influences of the last few years have evolved. Enter Biker Chique.
I am seeing black leather in vests and bags, big chunky boots with fun accents, and belts with studs and rivets. Zippers are making a statement as fashion accents and quilted fabrics are new again.
This is not the grungy motorcycle look of a previous decade but a more sophisticated way to express your fashion. You don’t have to be a Biker Chick to be Biker Chique.

Your motorcycle jacket doesn’t have to be made of black leather. Be adventurous with style in a tan organic cotton twill motorcycle inspired jacket like this one designed by  Reifhous.

Forget about the black leather pants. You can rock these handcrafted black leggings with your kitten heels.
The leggings are available at Duende74 . They are made to order so you can choose whether to have the detailing on the back or the side of the ankle.

On a recent visit to New York we saw an incongruous combination of girly dresses and chunky footwear. It worked! Try adding these upcycled boots to an ensemble that includes your favorite flirty skirt. They are available from WithoutBustles.

A great way to incorporate biker style into your wardrobe is through the use of accessories.
I fell in love with this rich chocolate brown holster bag. It is called the Peacemaker and is available from the designer,  MadCapClothing.

Or warm your hands with biker style on those cool Summer evenings with these lacy fingerless gloves available from ZenandCoffee.

Don’t forget the jewelry. This hammered cuff by Colla could grace the arm of the fiercest biker fashion.

This silver chainmaille bracelet with black and red crystals by Galadryl will add some glam to your black leather.

So what do you think readers? Is Biker Chique in your future?


mcstoneworks said...

Way cool, Bonnie.

Ava said...

Though I admire a woman who can pull this off, it is not a look I would wear. On the other hand I would wear the jewelry.

Carole said...

I think this is a great look for some people, but I can't see myself tooling around town looking like that. I think you'd have to either be tall or tiny, and I'm neither! but I love the jewelry.

BeadSire said...

Love this look, fabulous examples - those boots are super cool!

EleganceandSparkles said...

This is not really my style, but if you can pull it off, go for it. It actually manages to look femine but tough.

galadryl said...

Cool look, love the holster bag, many moons ago I was a biker but I have to admit I never looked that cool :), thx for including my bracelet as an example.

Cat said...

That's really cool and very interesting!

Jeanne said...

Not sure I could pull off the look of the clothes, even though I they're way cool. I would wear those fingerless gloves with some rocker bling on the fingers and wrist, though! And of course the jewelry... >:>

Bonnie said...

I wouldn't wear it all at once either but can't you just see that jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and the peacekeeper bag on your hip? That I would do in a heartbeat!

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

Well, maybe in an earlier lifetime...I am not in search of cool anymore...comfort is my motivator and I would be comfortable wearing the jewelry you have featured.

tjrjewellery said...

Cool clothing and jewellery picks Bonnie!

DawninCal said...

I'm not really into big clunky boots, but I could totally get into the jacket, the leggings and that hip bag. The jewelery is fabulous and would look great with anything!

Great post, Bonnie!

Colla said...

Ups, I'm only seeing this post now. Very cool. I would wear everything, probably not together, but i like it all.. Thanks Bonnie for including my bracelet> :)