If you’re one of the many over-40 gals, me included, who sometimes wonder, ‘Is this too young, too old, or just right?’, you may be tempted to take a pass on leather jackets, thinking they firmly belong in the ‘too young’ camp. While I understand where you are coming from, I have to respectfully disagree. In fact, if you’re going to invest in one new major piece this season, make it a leather jacket. Why?
1. Leather Jackets have a Youthful Vibe
They’re like a blazer but edgier, so they make you look youthful and hip. This sleek red turtleneck sweater dress paired with a pared-down black leather jacket is a perfect example. This is an outfit that any woman, regardless of her age, would look fantastic in. I really love this chic leather jacket because it is sleek and understated. Knit side panels give it some much-appreciated stretch for comfort.
2. Leather Jackets are Versatile
Leather jackets pair nicely with dresses, pants, just about anything. You can even wear one with a dress to rough things up a little and add an edge. Check out these three popular ways to style a leather jacket.
3. Leather Jackets are Soft and Comfy
Today’s leathers and faux leathers are thin, lightweight and have a buttery, soft feel that makes them elegant and sexy. The draping and color of this one creates a soft vibe. With boots, jeans and a t-shirt, this is an easy and elegant, casual look.
4. Leather Jackets are Age Appropriate
A leather jacket really does work at any age. Take a look at these over 40 Style bloggers and their favorite moto jackets.
5. Leather Jackets are the Perfect Transition Pieces
These new lightweight leathers are the perfect year-round, especially in spring and fall, when the weather is on the chilly side. They can be worn outdoors or indoors. They’re also an ideal transition piece from daytime to nighttime – meaning they work 24/7!
6. Leather Jackets Look Rich and Classy
Whether your jacket is a deep, vibrant shade of Coffee brown, Emerald Green or Marsala, or you have to prefer a leather jacket in a soft pastel color, a leather jacket will make you look expensive. To stand out from the crowd, go for the highest quality you can afford, and buy a leather jacket that has some exciting detail like this paprika biker-style jacket. The color, quilting detail, and shoulder epaulets make simple black jeans and a white top look wow!
7. Leather Jackets are a Wardrobe Staple That Will Last You A Long Time
I have a friend who has been wearing her black leather jacket for over 15 years, and it still looks fab.
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