A leather biker vest in fall?
… or should I say “a biker vest over 50?” Yes, yes, yes! Of course, somehow leather biker vests are associated with outdoor concerts outfits paired with shorts and a Tee or motorcycle groups cruising the highways in a T-shirt under the iconic leather motorcycle vest. In other words, with summer and leisure time. In the look of today’s post, I style the iconic piece for work, Casual Friday to be precise.
… and yes, I’m over 50 and I love my leather biker vest. So why not wear it over 50? I always have felt great in leather. And you can look posh in leather over 40 too.
Up the look of a pair of jeans and a sweater with a vest
In fall, a simple cotton sweater like in the photo can be a little bit chilly at below freezing temperatures, which we had that morning. You can see the frost on the grass in the photos. However, under a vest the sweater intended for cool summer days works still in fall. A pair of well fitted dark jeans is always a great choice for Casual Friday year round. The sweater adds a pop of color to the otherwise neutral look of black, night blue and metal color.
Add some accessories for interest
I accessorized with a gemstone belt and gemstone and amber earrings to create some points of interest. Also I wanted to set off the androgen vibe of the jeans, vest and loafer. Pieces all originally invented for men. More tips to use accessories to up your style at the link.
Always be aware of you outerwear
Even though we have no snow on the ground yet – we had quite some chinooks in October after all that rain from July to October – it is chilly in the mornings. Thus, a light coat is in order at temperatures just below the freezing point. I chose to wear my white embroidered coat. The color still sets a nice contrast to the landscape and of course it’s a nice contrast to the dark denim. The floral embroidery adds pops of colors and lightens up the mood (at least mine). To keep my neck warm I added a white Russian scarf with floral print.
It’s important to style your outerwear with the same attention than your outfit. Outwear is an outfit too. Always check what from the outfit underneath will show in your outerwear look. When pieces of the outfit underneath are covered by the outerwear, but don’t match the vibe or style of the outerwear, keep your outwear closed. Always! No matter how bad your hot-flashes are. It’s all about looking great, babe. Or as my late Mom would say “who wants to look beautiful must suffer.”
In the example of this post, the vest wouldn’t look great with the coat when I would wear the coat open. You can find more about how to create outerwear outfits in the post at the link.
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Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav: Melissa
Melissa, the mom fashion blogger at Mom with Style became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She says about herself that she has a slight shoe obsession! Isn’t her trendy Buffalo plaid dress a perfect fall look, even for the office in a casual work environment?
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Top of the World OOTD My Fav: Claudia
Claudia Lasetzki’s denim-on-denim look caught my eyes. She really rocks the Texas tuxedo or Canadian tuxedo style. Claudia is a lifestyle blogger from Brasil, but lives in Germany. She write about all kind of interesting things in her world at Claudias Welt, which means Claudia’s World.
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Top of the World Style Winner of the Week: Susanne
Susanne is the lifestyle blogger at Thompson Hill Blog. She won the Top of the World Style feature. On her blog, she writes about American small town living. She linked up her posh work outfit.
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