Many women over 50 love and wear leather. I wear less than most, by preference. The classic motorcycle jacket remains an iconic classic, but you’ll never find me wearing one. I prefer soft and suede over zippered and hard.
Welcome to this week’s Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, my weekly collaboration with Pamela Lutrell from Over 50 Feeling 40.
You’ve hit your Style Sweet Spot when your appearance is sending the message you intend, and you feel confident that you look your best. Last week we shared how we wear flats. This week we’re showing how we wear leather.
I bought this leather jacket over 15 years ago. The brand has gone defunct, but my jacket remains a favorite.
It’s unhemmed edges and fabric lined peplum soften the hard look that leather frequently has. Lightly distressed texture tones down its shine.
It’s cut-out flower pattern adds a touch of whimsey without being sweet.
I wear it with jeans, skirts, pants and little black dresses for a bit of softened edginess. I dislike leather next to my complexion so usually add a scarf for softness.
This reversible red leather and suede coat has been in my wardrobe for over 20 years. Mostly unworn.
When I do wear it. It’s always suede side out because I don’t like the shine.
Style Tip: Shine accentuates the appearance of wrinkles on your skin.
Red is not my favorite color, so I always wear it with this burnout velvet scarf to soften the look.
Many of my shoes and handbags are leather, but not all. If I’m wearing a leather coat I prefer nonleather shoes and handbag. These shoes are microfiber and the handbag is faux fur fabric.
Leather must be soft and have a feminine shape for me to feel comfortable wearing it.
This is how I hit my Style Sweet Spot wearing leather, now let’s go see how Pam hit’s hers!
Do you feel comfortable wearing leather? Or do you prefer suede?
Have a great week!