Black leather has never been more popular, but if you wonder whether it’s too rock n’ roll for a grown-up gal, just look at Olivia Newton John.
These days she’s rockin black leather just as well as she did when she starred in Grease, and she’s no spring chicken anymore!
Leather is stylish over 40, but how do you wear it without it looking like worn out biker chic? It boils down to a couple of things:
Confidence- If you don’t feel authentic in black leather, you’ll never look cool in it. It’s edgy. Be sure it suits your personality.
Who knew Olivia Newton John loved leather so much? Suze Orman and Jacqueline Bisset look right at home wearing it head-to-toe.
Styling is key. Most women can pull off black leather if they want to. It’s all in the way you wear it. For example:
1. Be Careful Wearing Black Leather Near Your Face
Unfortunately, black leather worn near the face can make mature women look harsh. The high contrast of leather against aging skin emphasizes imperfections and drains the complexion.
If you are gong to wear a black leather jacket, try adding a pretty scarf to soften things up. Otherwise, a touch of leather, elsewhere is all most women need to get that edgy vibe.
Choose black leather leggings or a skirt etc. to be your focal point and mix it up with another piece of clothing in a different material. You’ll look softer and classier when you combine black leather with varying textures and patterns. For example, black leather with silk, black leather with tweed, black leather with lace.
Other good ways to wear black leather over 40?