Nobody does a sophisticated biker babe like Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, and his Spring 2011 collection, hailed “Heritage Biker,” was no exception. A nod to Thomas Burberry’s first motorbike looks from the early 1900’s, stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexa Chung and Cat Deeley watched (and modeled) tiny leather jackets, painted-on leggings, ruched-everywhere dresses and newly interpreted versions of the iconic trench (think: super shrunken and studded) walk the runway. But what we really loved most about the new collection was the too-hot-to-wait-for takeaway—styling tips you can wear now!
Tip 1: A spotted shoe or bag not enough for you? Try a little leopard dress.
Tip 2: Add a pop of neon—like a skinny belt or clutch—to tailored neutrals. They look especially new against camel.
Tip 3: Trade in your black leather jacket for camel one. It’s edgy, but not so severe.
Tip 4: Throw a leather vest over a pretty dress for an instant cool factor, minus the bulk.