The tough gal biker look is bigger than ever and there is no stopping the trend. So if you love it like I do, you’re in for a treat.

Waistcoats, or vests, are generally great items to use as transitioning pieces from Summer into Autumn. This season it’s all about the motorcycle waistcoat as an edgier alternative to the classic kind and I’m digging the rocker vibe.

Waistcoats are fabulous because they offer just as much tailoring and layering appeal as jackets sans the sleeves, which means it’s a cooler option all round. Remember that you don’t need to keep a waistcoat zipped or buttoned up. Sometimes they are more flattering unfastened because this creates a strong vertical line down the front of the body, drawing the eye upwards and elongating your look.

There are countless ways of incorporating a moto waistcoat into ensembles. Try it over a graphic T, button down shirt, blouse, piece of knitwear or frock. Dress it up or down with sass and verve and watch those heads turn. Forum member Laura shows us how it’s done with style.

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A black or brown leather (faux leather) motorcycle waistcoat is not your only option. Think different colours, like caramel and grey, and different fabrications, like Ponte knits and denim. I’d love to get my hands on an emerald green moto waistcoat with tarnished silver hardware.