What to Wear With A Burgundy Leather Jacket

Black is the most obvious choice for a leather moto jacket, but I prefer burgundy instead. Burgundy, (sometimes called Wine or Cognac), has a luxurious, warm look. And best of all, it doesn’t wash you out. Here’s my idea for what to wear with a burgundy leather jacket to look classy at any age.

Burgundy Leather moto jacket Deborah Boland

I had been on the lookout for a fabulous burgundy leather moto jacket for quite a while, so I was thrilled to nab this one at 60% off. Leather jackets are such a great item to have in your wardrobe because you can wear them almost year-round, and they add a youthful edge to a pair of pants or even a dress.

If I’m buying something a little edgy, it’s still got to be feminine. That’s just my style, which is why I liked this particular jacket made of buttery soft leather that is thin and lightweight.


Wine colored moto jacket and animal print scarf worn by Deborah Boland

I also love the style. It’s simple, with clean lines and not a lot of hardware. It has an elegance to it that I love even though it is a “biker jacket.”

Burgundy Leather Moto jacket, black velvet jeans worn by Deborah Boland of Fabulous After 40

You could wear this jacket with blue jeans, but I chose skinny black jeans. Skinny jeans are my favorite type of pants to wear with a moto jacket. There’s nothing cooler! If you look closer, you will notice that these jeans are black velvet, not denim.


Burgundy Leather Jacket, burgundy animal print scarf, balck velvet jeans, camel sweater

Velvet is so luxurious and a nice change from denim in the wintertime. Velvet jeans have been super popular this season. I think they are a great way to add some interesting texture to your outfit. Leather and velvet are fabulous together. Throw in a pair of black suede booties into the mix, and it makes things even more exciting.

As for my color scheme, I chose burgundy, camel, and black. They are classic, old-world/ old money colors, meaning they never fail to make you look sophisticated.

Burgundy Leather motorcycle jacket with Burgundy Zebra print scarf

I think a scarf always looks fantastic with a leather moto jacket. It softens the look of leather, which can sometimes make you look a bit tough, and a print adds another dimension. I had fun adding this playful pink and burgundy leopard print scarf. I love the tone-on-tone effect. There are so many fabulous scarves out there that you could pair with a jacket like this.

Burgundy Leather jacket, balck velevet jeans, balck sued booties worn by Deborah Boland of Fabulous After 40

I’m ready to get on with my day, and I feel chic and confident in my new look.  I know I am going to get a ton of wear out of this burgundy leather jacket for a very long while. Now is the time to pick up a leather jacket as the winter season winds down, and many are on sale. I couldn’t find this one. It must have sold out, but here are a few other burgundy moto jackets that look just as fab.




You can shop for more burgundy leather jackets below.

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5 thoughts on “What to Wear With A Burgundy Leather Jacket

    1. Hi Dena! Thank you for the jacket. It’s by Elie Tahari, and I bought it at Macy’s in NYC a few years ago on the sale rack! My best sale find ever! I’ve never been able to find anything like it quite since, but do check out as he always has great light, buttery soft. leather pieces.Cheers, Deborah

  1. Lovely outfit, you look fantastic! I wasn’t looking for that color jacket, but I wish I could find the one you are wearing.

  2. Thanks for sharing this; I love the look!
    Recently I was doing window shopping, and someone wanted to sell me a leather jacket (it was pretty cute actually), but I declined, claiming, ‘I’m too old for this (I’m approaching 45). Now seeing this gives me the ‘nudge’ I need to try it out.

    1. Hi Evelyn, Fabulous! Leather jackets are very mainstream. You’re not too old to wear a leather jacket. A little bit of an edge (leather is edgy) makes you look modern! Cheers, Deborah

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