Biker Jackets Are Back: Here’s How Alexa Chung And Julia Fox Have Been Wearing Them

An oldie but a goodie.

Alexa Chung biker jackets

by Natalie Hammond |

Hands up if you remember the time when everyone wore a biker jacket with everything until - how should we put this delicately? - it started to feel a bit naff? I don't know whether it was the complicated zips or the faux 'rebel without a cause' connotations, but somehow the biker jacket fell off the fashion radar.

A model wearing a biker jacket
A model wearing a biker jacket ©Getty

And it pretty much has laid dormant - gathering dust at the back of your wardrobe and mine - until last season at Prada. Lo and behold, almost every look was worn with a beaten up biker jacket that looked several sizes too big (and was the perfect foil to those teeny-weeny silk minis).

What Prada says goes, which is why throughout fashion month - in New York, London, Milan and Paris - the biker jacket was back on top as the cover-up of choice. Alexa Chung has been wearing hers on repeat since Paris (with black cigarette pants and wet hair).

Susie Lau wearing a biker jacket
Susie Lau wearing a biker jacket ©Getty

Susie Lau packed her caramel-coloured biker - Prada's, naturally - for the shows in Milan. Julia Fox, meanwhile, is taking the hell-for-leather approach.

Julia Fox biker jackets
Julia Fox ©Getty

The biker jacket also made its presence felt on the catwalk - so expect this trend to run well into next season. At Off-White, it was styled with leather combat trousers. At Acne Studios, a mottled brown-and-yellow blazer was paired with matching trousers but could just as easily be slung over jeans. Before rushing out to buy something new, however, the best thing to do would be to try your old one on to see if it still has mileage.

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SHOP: The Best Biker Jackets

Acne Studios, Leather Biker Jacket, £1,200
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Whistles, Agnes Pocket Leather Jacket, £299
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Mango, Leather Biker Jacket, £119.99
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Off-White, Arrows Leather Jacket, £1,920
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John Lewis & Partners, Leather Biker Jacket, £149
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Baukjen, Lyle Vegetable Tanned Leather Biker, £449
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Jigsaw, Leather Biker Jacket, £300
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Hush, Oversized Leather Jacket, £389
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& Other Stories, Leather Biker Jacket, £349
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When it comes to styling, the biker jacket 2.0 requires something a little more classic, like a cashmere jumper, straight-leg jeans and ankle boots. Or a rugby shirt and neat denim skirt that brushes the knees. Swap the biker boots for preppy accessories - like chunky penny loafers and white tennis socks or even wooden-soled clogs - and wait and see: you'll fall back in love in no time.

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