Leather is super popular this season, especially black, because it signifies a strong independent woman.
If you want to buy into this trend, but worry it’s too rock and roll for a grown-up gal like yourself, just look at Olivia Newton John.
She’s still rockin black leather even better than she did years ago when she starred in Grease and she’s no spring chicken anymore!
Leather after 40 is age appropriate but how do you wear it without it looking tough, harsh or tacky? It all boils down to a couple of things:
1. Confidence- Does it suit your personality because if it doesn’t feel authentic you’ll never look cool in black leather.
2. Styling- You must tastefully incorporate black leather into your wardrobe in a classy, modern way.
Here’s some tips for how to wear black leather at 40, 50 and beyond without looking like a worn out biker chick.
1. Avoid Head to Toe Leather
Head to toe leather can look tough and flat. Instead, pick one leather piece to be your focal point and mix it up with a dress or skirt in a different material. You’ll look classier when you combine black leather with varying textures and patterns.
For example, this ladies black leather jacket is being worn with check knit skirt and wool turtleneck.