I just finished reading The Thoughtful Dresser, by Linda Grant, thanks to my friend, Terri over at Ragz. In it, among lots of other great stuff, was a part on a leather biker jacket being too young to be worn by an over 50 year old. Personally, bikers are a bit too tough for me to pull off, yet I do see plenty of over 50's that look great in them. I have feminized this look by finding colored leather jackets and wear them as blazers in the office, or as 'tween season jackets. I love colored leathers!
shoes~Nordtrom's the Rack
The skirt has a long history. When I bought it at a thrift store about 15 years ago, it was one of those long, preppy skirts that was longer than a midi. It was pretty ugly, but the fabric was gorgeous. It is one of the softest wool challis I have ever been able to find. I took the hem up, to about 2 inches below the knee--a good boot length. In a few years, that looked sort of dowdy. So last year, I took a few more inches off and whala! I am in love with it all over again!
And just to be a little cheeky? I did the socks and sandal thing again. Love the monochromatic look!
Whadaya think? Biker jackets for over 50?