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#fashionover40 mature woman in work outfit with leather shorts
Oliveo leather shorts with GAP corduroy jacket, GNW cardigan worn as top, floral scarf, GNW tight, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

Adapting leather shorts for the cold season

On the first, view the outfit looks like a suit. Instead of a white blouse or button-down shirt I used again a cardigan as a blouse to stay warm. The leather shorts worn with tight winterize them for a relatively mild winter day. I added my bottle green corduroy blazer to give the outfit a Casual Friday vibe without being too casual. The studded booties andmulti-color saddle bag give the outfit some Rock’n Roll edge. The scarf and inlay metal belt add polish and tie the outfit together by picking up common colors.

#styleover40 mature office look with leather shorts and blazer
Side view of casual fake suit work outfit with Oliveo leather shorts, GAP corduroy blaze, GNW cardigan, scarf, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, and LV multi color saddle bag (all own)

Styling outerwear

I strongly believe that one should also consider outerwear as an outfit and should spend some thoughts on styling it. For the commute I added my Burberry loden coat to the above Casual Friday work outfit. The coat picks up the motorcycle theme of the booties. I accessorized with black gloves, a black scarf and beret-style hat to pick up the black of the coat’s collar and the black tights and booties for a two tunes dominated look. The saddle bag brings the pop of colors to this outerwear outfit in neutral loden green and black for a posh classic look with a twist to Rock’n Roll.

#over40 Winter outerwear | High Latitude Style |
Burberry motorcycle coat styled with Harley Davidson booties, tights, hat and LV multi color saddle bag (all own)

Do you wear short suits or create fake suits? Where and when do you wear these suits? Do you spend time and efforts on styling your outerwear? What are your styling go-to tricks? Let me know by sending me an email, I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm (2013)

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