(Video) How To Wear Ann Taylor’s Soft Moto Jacket…With Pearls And A Prada Bag


For dinner out with my husband, I decided to have some fun with my outfit.

I started with silk trousers, a cotton blouse, and a light camel, twill jacket.  This one is a take on a motorcycle–or moto–jacket.  For a bit of history, the motorcycle jacket was designed in 1928 by Irving Schott and sold at the New York Harley Davidson store for $5.50.

We’re used to seeing motos in black leather, of course–think Marlon Brando, James Dean.  The style typically adds a “tough chic” modern attitude to outfits.  Mine is of a lighter, drapey fabric, so the effect is soft and feminine.

To finish the outfit, I chose two faux-pearl necklaces.  Either would have been great on its own; I used both.  As Coco Chanel once said, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”  (I know.  I know.  She also said remove one item before you walk out the door.)

Finally, to keep my look more casual and fun, I wore the shirt tail out.  With this many pearls, who can be serious! ~Janis Lyn Johnson


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Jacket: Ann Taylor / Neckaces:  Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor / Shirt: Ralph Lauren / Pants: Quite Old / Shoes: Sam Edelman (Similar at Nordstrom) /  Watch: Michael Kors (Same at Amazon.com and Similar at Nordstrom) / Bracelets: Banana Republic / Bag: Prada (Saks Fifth Avenue).

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By |2017-06-10T13:06:25+00:00August 27th, 2015|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|2 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a wife and 58-year-old, Texas-born fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Carol Haberer September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Wasn’t entirely sure what a moto jacket was but have, of course, seen them in stores and this one is great. Love the little brass buttons. I especially like that wrap around watch band!

    • JLJ September 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Carol, I didn’t know what one was either until I saw Joan Rivers on QVC talking about one of hers a couple of years ago. Amazing what one can learn from TV shopping channels!

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