Trendspotting: The Bright Biker Jacket

And the bright color trend continues. This is one far-reaching trend as it has literally saturated everything from shoes to jeans to even jewelry.

In jackets, bright colors can only be expected to become a trend in the spring/summer. But this 2012, it’s gotten, shall we say, more specific. The fun, light, and happy hues are mostly turning up on the rough ‘n’ tough motorcycle jacket, otherwise known as the biker jacket.

It’s interesting how one trend (light and bright colors) found its near-opposite (heavy and edgy biker jackets) and created a whole new and surprisingly harmonious look, isn’t it? Celebrities who are currently digging this new look include Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and Hilary Duff.

Kim Kardashian in a Twitter pic with the caption “Mommy & Me matching,” April 10, 2012

As you can see, the bright colors not only add that much needed POP to an outfit but also give the biker jacket a much wider range of styling options.

Diggin’ the bright biker jacket look, too? If you want the exact jackets the celebs above are wearing, here they are. Be prepared to really spend though because Kim Kardashian’s jacket, which isn’t even leather, costs nearly $2,000!

Kelly Wearstler “Rio” Crop Leather Jacket in Obsidium Lamb (which Gwen Stefani has recently been seen wearing), $1,195.00; Kim Kardashian’s Christopher Kane Neon Wool Blend Crepe Biker Jacket in Neon Pink, $1,920

Drome Studded Yellow Biker Jacket in Vest Form (worn by Miley Cyrus), $1,550.00; IRO “Ashville” Leather Jacket in Deep Orange (sported by Hilary Duff), $1,296.00

Of course, we’ve got some “save” options for you to offset the “splurge” choices. We’ve gathered four bright biker jackets under $200 below. Some of these are leatherette, while some are lightweight fabrics, but all of these are guaranteed to be just as bright!

Topshop Neon Denim Moto Biker Jacket in Yellow, $116.00; Bebe Puff Shoulder Jacket in Chili Pepper, $98.00

Gypsy Junkies “Mia” Chiffon Moto Jacket in Sunflower, $149.00; Urban Code Leather Biker Jacket in Pink/Black, $199.97

Credit: Kim Kardashian/Twitter
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