With New York City on the heels of the first heat wave of the summer, parts of Los Angeles are enjoying pristine mid-'70s temps and clear blue skies as far as the eye can see. Malibu is one of those lucky pockets of California with a near-perfect forecast, and Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber hit up the beach town for dinner at Nobu on Tues. night. Sporting their signature off-duty couple street style, the newlyweds left the swanky Japanese eatery arm-in-arm as doting fans swarmed. Hailey Baldwin's moto jacket was a sound reminder that outerwear still serves a very clear purpose (even in July) and especially on cool summer nights spent beachside.
Dressed in a satin red slip dress with a corresponding crimson lip, the 22-year-old concocted an exemplary juxtaposition of sultry and cool, offsetting the eye-catching gown with her signature Adidas sneakers. With her blonde locks styled down in natural waves, Baldwin's look was complete with a structured biker jacket for a welcomed touch of edge. A fire-red mini dress might not seem like the obvious pick for a casual date night, but with rugged, moveable accent pieces, it reads far from over-the-top.
Despite the sturdy outerwear serving as a permanent fixture in so many closets, the fashion set has heavily leaned on oversize blazers and leather trench coats as of late. Flipping it back to classics, Baldwin proved the everlasting relevance of a good biker jacket. Looking to edge-up a bohemian frock? Worried about a sudden wind chill after the sun goes down? Considering hopping on the back of your friend's bike for a spontaneous ride around the block? Simply add the trusted layering piece and be on your way.
The timeless staple will always be there to offer you two things: Extra warmth and an indisputable hint of cool-girl flair that tastemakers from SoHo to Silver Lake can get behind. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's picks for leather jackets that will look ideal with your go-to sun dresses, as well as your favorite denim and booties, once fall beckons.