ROCKIN’ A BIKER JACKET OVER 40

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | J Brand cut off Bardot jeans | Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | Zara tie neck black knit top | Vintage accessorize blue small silk purse bag

Every woman should be rockin’ a biker jacket no matter how old she is!

I wouldn’t even take her age into consideration, I only mention over 40 in the title to alert my sisters to this outfit post. Remember that famous shot of Helen Mirren wearing hers to a movie premier? SMOKIN’ HOT!
If you don’t own a biker jacket go to AllSaints (or the equivalent) right now & try a few on. Blood red & forest green are rather striking if you don’t like the hard-core black or you can get one like mine that has an antiqued type finish, sort of soft black but not really grey either, although the greys are gorgeous too. You only need to suit the colour to your complexion because a biker jacket is one of those wardrobe staples that will truly go with anything. Think about it – over a floral dress, paired with trousers & skirts of any description or over an evening gown like this by The Sequinist, which is an all time favourite look of mine – sexy as hell.
In my opinion it is imperative that you buy as high a quality label or brand as you can afford for all leather items. None more so than the biker jacket as the cut, fit & feel of the jacket is completely down to the quality therefore cost of it. It stands to reason if any of these elements are lacking it won’t look fabulous it’ll look cheap, ultimately putting you off the whole idea. Far better to think in terms of cost per wear on this.
My absolute ideal would be the exquisite yet eye wateringly expensive Balenciaga biker, sadly I could never justify that kinda cash. No worries, there’s a plethora of supple beauties for a fraction of this price from the likes of ReissKaren MillenMaje and the aforementioned AllSaints. And the beauty of a pricey leather biker jacket is that it only gets better with age – JUST LIKE US, GIRLS!

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | J Brand cut off Bardot jeans | Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | Zara tie neck black knit top | Vintage accessorize blue small silk purse bag

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | J Brand cut off Bardot jeans | Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | Zara tie neck black knit top | Vintage accessorize blue small silk purse bag

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | J Brand cut off Bardot jeans | Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | Zara tie neck black knit top | Vintage accessorize blue small silk purse bag

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | J Brand cut off Bardot jeans | Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | Zara tie neck black knit top | Vintage accessorize blue small silk purse bag

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | Zara black knit tie neck top

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | J Brand cut off Bardot jeans | Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | Zara tie neck black knit top | Vintage accessorize blue small silk purse bag

Allsaints black Cargo leather biker jacket

For my first post in a leather biker jacket…

I’m going down the “traditional” route of skin tight jeans, black top & boots. Giving it a funky twist by cutting my J Brand jeans off above the ankles & teasing out a frayed edge. The look is still Rock N Roll with heavy set snake skin ankle boots but I’ve softened the edge a little by swinging this dainty vintage grosgrain purse.
My make up is the natural every day technique I describe in full here with an addition of wide eyeliner flick. The flick can be tricky as you get older for a couple of reasons 1. I can’t bloody see close up any more but I can’t apply the eyeliner whilst wearing my specs aaarrrgh ! 2. The wrinkles around my eye & sagging eyelid mean that although it’s straight when I apply it, it appears crooked when I look in certain directions. Although after the first glass of wine I’m not bothered by this anymore hahaha.
Despite these two points it is still a sensational addition to the overall biker jacket look wouldn’t you agree? Well worth an outing from time to time or when I have the patience.

Black eyeliner flick on a 48 year old girl

Black eyeliner flick on a 48 year old girl

Black eyeliner flick on a 48 year old girl

Black eyeliner flick on a 48 year old girl

Allsaints Cargo leather biker jacket | J Brand cut off Bardot jeans | Zara tie neck black knit top | Vintage accessorize blue small silk purse bag

Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | J Brand bardot jeans cut off & frayed

Allsaints snake skin ankle boots | J Brand bardot jeans cut off & frayed

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Do you own a biker jacket? If so what colour is it & how do you like to wear it?
As always thanks you so much for popping by, I really appreciate your interest & if you’d like to leave a comment that’d be bloody marvellous!

  • Comments ( 12 )

  • avatar
    thelifbissue

    I LOVE biker jackets, I have a black one (I love a burgundy one as well) and love wearing it with a classic a line skirt or dress to add some edge to the look. Much love your way, Kirsten xx

    http://www.thelifbissue.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      You are so right Kirsten!
      Thanks for popping by,
      Mx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    I never really dared to buy one but I love to admire it on others. And you look really hot in it, Michelle! Way to go Girl!
    xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I have two words for you Abby – DO IT! You would look amazing in one particularly with your blonde hair.
      xxx

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    I have two black biker jackets, and I adore them both! Like you, I think they look amazing in the evening with a cocktail dress/evening gown. Your kitten flick looks gorgeous! I did that the other day and it took me an hour to get them symmetrical, grrrr. I’m very out of practice. xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Mmmm it’s frustrating that’s for sure – You know the saying “never ask a woman with eyeliner flicks why she’s late!”
      X

  • avatar
    Petite Silver Vixen

    Agreed, a biker jacket doesn’t come with an age tag! You look fab in yours. I have a few leather jackets, a couple similar to a biker but not exactly. One day I’ll save up enough to get a coloured one! I love the rich brown of that Karen Millen one but sadly out of my price range at the moment. Oh well, one can dream!

    http://www.retrochicmama.com/

    • avatar
      Petite Silver Vixen

      Oops I put your link in there instead of mine! Technology gets the better of me most of the time! http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

      • avatar
        retrochicmama

        Ahh that sounds like something I’d do! x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Well you sound like you’ve got it covered for now…wait for the sales, you never know your luck at Karen Millen 😉
      xxx

  • avatar
    Lizzy

    Ooh you look HOT! You’ve got such an amazing figure and look stunning in this xxx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Wow thanks Lizzy! You’re not so bad yourself lady 😉
      xxx

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