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Can You Layer a Moto Jacket Underneath a Long Coat?

An Unusual And Chic Layering Combination For The Snow

You shouldn’t compromise style for warmth and vice versa. I like to try unusual layering combinations since I now live in such a cold climate…just to mix things up. One of my favorites is to layer a moto jacket UNDER a coat. For my formula on how to layer when it’s really cold, check out this video.

How To Layer A Moto Jacket, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a black leather IRO moto jacket, Carolina Amato gloves, rocket leatherette skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity, black cashmere turtleneck, and Ugg wedge boots in Telluride, CO

layered Moto Jacket outfit on Fashion blogger wearing a black leather IRO moto jacket, Carolina Amato gloves, rocket leatherette skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity, black cashmere turtleneck, and Ugg wedge boots in Telluride, CO

layered Moto Jacket outfit on Fashion blogger wearing a black leather IRO moto jacket, Carolina Amato gloves, rocket leatherette skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity, black cashmere turtleneck, and Ugg wedge boots in Telluride, CO How To Layer A Moto Jacket, Fashion blogger wearing a black leather IRO moto jacket underneath Mackage long camel coat Carolina Amato gloves, rocket leatherette skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity, black cashmere turtleneck, and Ugg wedge boots in Telluride, CO

How To Layer A Moto Jacket, Fashion blogger wearing a black leather IRO moto jacket underneath Mackage long camel coat Carolina Amato gloves, rocket leatherette skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity, black cashmere turtleneck, and Ugg wedge boots in Telluride, CO

How To Layer A Moto Jacket, Fashion blogger wearing a black leather IRO moto jacket underneath Mackage long camel coat Carolina Amato gloves, rocket leatherette skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity, black cashmere turtleneck, and Ugg wedge boots in Telluride, CO

MOTO JACKET | FOR LESS | SWEATER | JEANS | SIMILAR BOOTS | GLOVES | SUNGLASSES | SIMILAR COAT | FOR LESS

Layering a Moto Jacket Under a Wool Coat

Wearing a moto jacket under a wool coat is not a super common way to layer. But I love how modern and chic it looks! Remember this moto jacket from the Nordstrom Sale? It’s by Treasure & Bond.   If you want to invest in a nice leather jacket, this is the one! I also love IRO jackets like this one. For more affordable options, try the Blank NYC moto jacket or the Chelsea28 moto jacket. I styled the latter in this post.

Under the jacket, I have on a black turtleneck sweater paired with faux leather skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity. I love the leather look and these jeans fit perfectly! On my feet, I’m wearing some waterproof and snow proof wedge booties by Ugg. They are sold out so I’ve linked a similar pair above. The gloves I have on are by Carolina Amato and a must-have winter accessory. 

Now, let’s talk about the ALL-IMPORTANT extra layer. In order for this to work, you have to layer OVER your moto jacket. That’s where a beautiful wool or cashmere wrap coat comes in. You get the warmth and the sophistication of that long coat and then when you get to your destination, you can take off the long coat and leave on your moto jacket for a great look. This camel coat is SO gorgeous and comes in three colors. If you are between sizes, I would size up for easier layering.

If you want more style inspiration, you might want to order or download my Style Made Simple guide here. It’s a great holiday gift idea! And if you use this link to sign up for my email list, you will get 40% off the guide!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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3 thoughts on “Can You Layer a Moto Jacket Underneath a Long Coat?

  1. ERin, Although I subscribe to your email Already. I cant seem to find the wardrobe basics checklist. Could you possibly send it again, please? To [email protected]

    Much thanks,
    Elisabeth

    Also would you plz do a new handbag video feat your favs? I want to buy the celine Belt baG That I see you with but id like to know if youre still happy with it? I like a bag with structure and i wond how this bag has held up for you? Dies it still stand with easE? Would you still recommenD it? Has it lost its shape? I also love the two tone black and brown Prada bag of yours! Of the two, which is your fav, and why?

  2. Your advice and style is so helpful. I have several long coats and you just helped me learn how to wear them different ways. Thanks! I do have a question. Can you wear black and navy together? Like with Jean’s, pants, skirts and dresses. How about black shoes with navy? Thanks for your advice.

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