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We've all got those pieces in our wardrobe that we find ourselves reaching for time and time again. Style staples like the Breton top or the boyfriend jean that never really go out of style, and provide an instant anecdote to those "nothing to wear" moments.
For us, there's no item more iconic than the classic biker jacket. A true dress up/dress down hero, and the cornerstone of our daily look – not to mention the catwalk – for as long as we can remember.
This season looks set to be no different, but if like us, your trusty biker's starting to feel a little bit tired, look no further than AW16's catwalks for a slew of style upgrades worth stealing.
We’ve rounded up 6 of the most notable, along with the add-ons you’ll need to nail each look. Simply click to shop them straight from the Tu site.
Match with a midi
Who said romance was dead? This season, bohemian florals saw a real revival, with designers like Antonio Marras showcasing pretty prints across blouses and midis. A biker is the perfect way to balance out any frou frou – just add a dark berry lip and go.
Midi dress, £22
Faux fur is a huge story this season, but if you're not ready to go full on neon a la Shrimps, adding a tonal scarf to your jacket is a great place to start. Make like Marc Jacobs and tuck yours under the collar for maximum trend points.
Faux fur scarf, £12
Keep it cosy
Black leather isn't going anywhere, but if you need a little style break, shearling makes the perfect swap. We're channelling Burberry and wearing ours tan and oversized for extra impact (not to mention extra cosy factor).
Suedette jacket, £35
Layer with lace
Nothing says party-ready like a bit of lace, but this AW16 we're seeing a serious trend-led twist. Off-the-shoulder is the only way to go say the style set, and a biker as seen at Anthony Vaccarello makes the ideal cover-up.
Lace dress, £32
Bright accessories are still a big deal, but if your OOTD's craving a bit of simplicity look no further than Saint Laurent's black biker and boots combo. The perfect foil to a busy print, we'll be borrowing that skinny scarf trick too.
Patchwork boots, £35
Do the double
Forget the mix, right now it's all about the match. A black jacket and skirt pairing feels instantly chic, and will work just as well with tights as bare legs. Want to break up the look a little? Simply layer with a striped tee.