OOTD: The Racing Jacket & Pleated Mini Skirt

We are not creating a man’s outfit today, we are borrowing this cool racing bomber jacket from men’s wardrobe. I’m never afraid to grab an oversized jacket or hoodie from my husband’s closet (even if it makes him mad sometimes, lol). Men’s leather jackets are seriously tempting and I love to try them on to be honest. So, to all the men out there, watch out! we are coming for your jackets! If not, here’s a racing jacket that we can shop peacefully online and pull an outstanding street-style inspired fit with it.

Racing jackets were popular in street culture in the 1990s. These oversized leather jackets are known for their bold loud graphics and flashy logos. They are called Nascar jackets, referring to the American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock car racing. The trend started with the Parisian fashion designer, Jeff Hamilton, who was a big fan of American culture and sports. Back then, Hamilton designed a racing jacket for Michael Jordan, and soon became a hot trend worn by other celebrities.

This vintage leather racing jacket is still a huge fashion statement up to the present day. Therefore, I styled this leather racing jacket with a pleated mini skirt in black. The pleated mini skirt is another trend, which marked its grand return during Miu Miu’s SS22 runway. The brand showcased the low-rise pleated mini skirts in preppy style, pairing it with cable-knit sweaters and loafers.

As we’re channeling the teenage-school girl fit with this pleated mini skirt, a white mesh boned corset creates the perfect combo to complete a y2k fashion inspired fit. Also, the black leather block heel platform boots keep us in the same era. Vintage! Add a chunky chain necklace in gold with a triangular hoop earrings to complete the look.

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