September 3, 2013

Shopping: Soft Moto Jackets

As promised Mamas, here are my nine current favs.  Most are washable, most are under $100.   




1. Zara Combination Cardigan, $89

This one is like those seriously cool, butter-soft, insanely expensive leather jackets…but it's neither leather nor insanely expensive.   Would look especially gorgeous with a soft, drapy scarf.

2. Knot Sisters Mesa Moto Jacket, $134 at Shopbop

Love this military/moto hybrid.  Also comes in black.

3.  Gap 1969 Denim Moto Jacket, $89

We've talked about this one before.  Yup, still love it.  Want to immediately pair it with jeans, for the coolest-ever take on double denim.

4. Forever 21 No-Fuss Knit Moto Jacket, $24

Just to be clear:  this is a sweatshirt.  Disguised as a moto jacket.  For under $25.  (Also comes in black.)

5. LOFT Cotton Boucle Moto Sweater Jacket, $89

A moto jacket perfect for the ladylike set.  Would be a surprisingly chic choice over a pair of black track pants, too.

6. Rhyme Los Angeles Nico Military Jacket, $89

Another military-inspired moto jacket.  This one is a lighter-weight fabric, and the subtle sheen reminds me of – wait. Could it be?  It reminds me of a bomber jacket.   So…this is a military parka / moto jacket / bomber.  Yet somehow it all works.  

7. Sweaterknit Moto Zip Up, $128 at Anthropologie

This wins the prize for coziest moto jacket ever.  Even better?  One of the reviews noted, "…looks great even after many washes".  YESSSSSS.

8. Free People Fringe Moto Knit Jacket, $168

Boho moto.  Love it.  (And hand washable, too!)  Am dying to put this one over a maxi dress or some flowy tops.

9.  Stella Moto Jacket, $89 at Need Supply

Love the trim detail – you gotta check it out from the back, and the close-up pic of the jacket zipped.  So cool.


Happy shopping!






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  • Sarah
    September 4, 2013

    UGH. You just talked me into two jackets I didn’t need. That said: several months ago I instagrammed a photo of my 4yo in a great GapKids grey sweatshirt moto with the caption “Where’s mine?” You found it for me. Thanks!

  • marjorie
    September 4, 2013

    Love that Gap one but can’t find it. Can you?
    Thanks for the Moto Jacket post. I would have no idea!

  • Maggie
    September 4, 2013

    Love the little styling tips you added to each jacket. My cream moto sweater is a piece I grab ALL. THE. TIME. so love the fresh ideas. (Oh and the other post – with a BUTTON DOWN? Love! Cannot wait to try that one out!)

  • Beth
    September 5, 2013

    Love the first two!!!!

  • Sakina
    September 5, 2013

    Shana – I’ve been a lurker for over 2 years now… but boy doo I love how all these look! Question is – can you wear a moto jacket when you have ginormous hips that explode from a semi-normal waist?
    I feel like this silhouette would emphasize them even more… someone tell me I’m wrong!

  • Christine
    September 7, 2013

    I am loving the moto jacket this fall, too. Really wanting one in leather…may be I will rethink that because these materials soften up the look so much.
    I just found your blog through an instagram comment on “my edit blog”. I read through many of your posts and can relate so well. If you want to know what it looks like to be be a bald fashion blogger…stop by my blog and see: a Mom diagnosed in 2013 Stage 4, BRAC 1&2-,ER/PR+,HER-,10+nodes, mastectomy w/o reconstruction, post dose dense A/C and taxol, in radiation and hormone therapy. I hope it gives you courage: you can do this, beat it,thrive and survive. I wish you and your family all the best.

  • Shana
    September 7, 2013

    Christine – thank you SO much for this.  Would love the link to your blog.  Xoxo
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Beth
    September 7, 2013

    Shana- I was able to click through to Christine’s blog by clicking on her name above the comment.
    To Shana and Christine- I am sending you both LOTS of love, healing energy, warm thoughts, virtual hugs and many, many prayers.

  • Christine
    September 11, 2013

    The link is
    I love your hair, enjoy fashion week and kick some cancer butt!

  • Christine
    September 11, 2013

    Thank you Beth, the virtual kindness is always welcome!

  • Meghancnyc
    September 20, 2013

    I bought the jacket from Forever 21 (it’s been a long time since I shopped there) and really love it. It’s very comfortable and is a step-up style-wise from a sweatshirt or cardigan.

  • Autumn
    September 23, 2014

    All of these are sold out now that I have time to do some shopping, womp womp. Would love an updated post with others that are still available?

    • Shana
      September 23, 2014

      Working on it! In the meantime, this one from LOFT is insanely soft (I liked the collar popped – pics coming later this week):

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