LEATHER TROUSERS THE CASUAL WAY

how to wear leather trousers over 40

I found this pair of Jigsaw leather trousers on Ebay a little while ago – see this post. They’re a flattering straight leg cut which lends itself to flat shoes equally as well as heels. Because my first post wearing them was with flats I decided it was time to style them in mega heels so you can see how versatile they truly are. Just because I’m 48 doesn’t mean I have to be conservative so I’m giving you a little bit of an edge this time too wink

This is how to style leather trousers the casual way

A graphic T-shirt rocks leather in any form be it trousers, shorts, a skirt or just a biker jacket. Today my choice of graphic tee is a cute See by Chloe bunny that I hacked cut the sleeves off to toughen it up.
I threw on my luxuriously soft long length cashmere cardi to demonstrate a gentler version of this look in case you feel it’s a tad too much.
Although to be honest I actually quite like how my butt looks in these trousers. The weight of the leather holds my wobbly bits together rather nicely & because they’re not skin-tight I don’t feel like every man & his dog can see what I had for breakfast – If you get my drift? teeheehee
However saying that, my friend Annette of The Lady of Style utterly rocks the skinny leg style leather trousers. As usual it comes down to your own taste & of course body shape, she looks incredibly sophisticated in her style.

how to wear leather trousers over 40

LEATHER TROUSERS OVER 40

HOW TO WEAR LEATHER TROUSERS OVER 40

how to wear leather trousers over 40

how to wear leather trousers over 40

how to wear leather trousers over 40

how to wear leather trousers over 40

theory grey cashmere cardigan | chloe t-shirt | samsung tablet| jigsaw leather trousers

chloe bunny t-shirt with leather trousers over 40

CHLOE BUNNY T-SHIRT

see by chloe tan platform shoes

chloe tan leather plaform ankle strap shoes

Sky High platform shoes

I know these platform shoes look ridiculously high but trust me when I say the platform is the very thing that makes them easy to walk in.
This pair of tan leather sandals are See by Chloe, they have a real 1940’s vibe about them due to the almond shaped front & ankle strap. I think an ankle strap has to be the sexiest style of shoe & like your shoulders, ankles don’t appear to age at all.
I’ve found a few brands for you to browse in my carousel above, they’re pretty popular in every price range so you won’t have trouble selecting a pair to suit.

OPI pink sparkle nail varnish | Samsung white tablet

OPI sparkly pink nails

I borrowed Lulu’s Hello Kitty sparkly pink nail varnish to add a little whimsy to my playful bunny Tee. I found the Hello Kitty box set at my hairdressing supplier & knew Lulu would go nuts for it. It made the perfect birthday gift for my little fashionista, along with a pink bunny bag that I found on sale in M&S! She carries the varnish around in the bag, it’s so adorable…

Mx

  • Comments ( 14 )

  • avatar
    Lady of Style

    Wow, you look fabulous, Michelle! Thank you so much for the mention, I do wear my leather leggings a lot!
    And I agree with you about the endless styling options. Love the sandals and also think a platform always make them pretty comfortable even with a high heel.

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      No worries Annette, I couldn’t not mention you as you do really look sensational in yours! xxx

  • avatar
    Petite Silver Vixen

    That graphic tee is fun – just enough quirkiness for the leather trousers which are a fabulous fit on you!
    You’re a braver woman than me wearing heels that high! I’d break my neck.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I know they’re like stilts right? It’s funny though, they really are easy to walk in – trust me 😉
      Nice to see you back lovely xxx

  • avatar
    Michelle – The Barefaced Chic

    Damn girl, you look awesome! Those leather trousers really are a great fit and very flattering. Gorgeous sandals too.
    Michelle xxx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Michelle my sweet 😉
      xxx

  • avatar
    Anna Parkes

    These trousers as totally the business! Yes, you surely can rock ’em at your age (and with that figure). I have some faux leather trousers, but they’re more jeans style and yet are equally versatile for me and I’m 10 years older than you x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      How fab Anna, I’m so happy to hear you wear them too. I just had a sneaky peek over at your blog & I must say you’re one funky lady!
      Thanks for popping by, Mx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    You definitely know HOW TO WEAR LEATHER TROUSERS, Michelle! Plus, you’re the hottest bunny I know 🙂 Great post! xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Teehee that’s cute, thanks Abby 😉
      xxx

  • avatar
    Andy leathered

    They looked great in your first post but even better in this with your choice of shoes. Such a cool look and great color combo 😉

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Andy, that’s high praise from an expert I’m truly flattered. Will have to think hard about the next outfit I style them for 😉
      xM

  • avatar
    sequinist

    It will come as absolutely no surprise to you that I ADORE the sparkly nail varnish! I also think you wear leather trousers so well; I’d wear them every day if I looked like you in them! The bunny tee is adorable too. This is a really fun and edgy look on you xxx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks mate that’s kind of you, those Hello Kitty varnishes OPI put out are pretty cool.
      xxx

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