Am I too old for the leather jacket? Is 40 too old for the leather jacket? Can I still pull it off? The answers to your questions are: no, no, and yes!
Leather Jackets After 40: Yes or No?
Because of its edgy vibe, many women find leather clothing challenging once they hit 40. In reality, the leather jacket is ageless. You can wear it in your 70s, 60s, 50s and certainly in your 40s!
The leather jacket is a great basic element in your fall/winter wardrobe and can be worn with almost anything, from jeans in casual ensembles to skirts and dresses in elegant looks. The key is to go for a classic style and avoid too bikery and too tight versions.
If you don't like being too serious with your outfits, consider pairing a black leather bomber jacket with blue flare jeans. Add black leather wedge sandals to your look et voila, this look is complete. View Details
This combination of a black leather biker jacket and black jeans is very easy to do and so comfortable to rock a version of as well! Feeling creative today? Jazz up your ensemble by slipping into a pair of black suede ankle boots. View Details
If you're looking for a casual but also seriously chic ensemble, pair a black leather biker jacket with black jeans. Balance out this outfit with a more polished kind of footwear, like these black leather ankle boots. View Details
If you still have the leather jacket from your 20s and it's a classic style, it's time to rediscover it! If you don't own a leather jacket, don't be afraid to make the investment - you'll get plenty of wear out of it. Just look at these ladies in their 40s and 50s pulling off the leather jacket with aplomb.
Here are 3 classic combinations which prove that leather jackets look amazing on mature women. The best part is, most of these outfits are so simple you can easily recreate them with items you already have in your closet.
Casual: The Leather Jacket with Jeans
Incorporating a leather jacket in your everyday casual looks is very easy. Wear it with light colored basic tops and shirts paired with jeans in indigo, grey or black. For footwear, choose boots - ankle, mid-calf or knee high.
This pairing of a black leather blazer and grey jeans combines comfort and practicality and helps keep it simple yet trendy. Black suede ankle boots will instantly spruce up even the most basic of looks. View Details
Go for a simple but laid-back and cool choice by wearing a black leather biker jacket and charcoal skinny jeans. Complement your ensemble with a pair of tobacco leather knee high boots to avoid looking too casual. View Details
This off-duty pairing of a black leather biker jacket and grey jeans is very easy to pull together without a second thought, helping you look on-trend and ready for anything without spending too much time going through your wardrobe. To bring a bit of oomph to your outfit, complement your look with a pair of black leather ankle boots. View Details
You'll be surprised at how very easy it is to get dressed like this. Just a black leather biker jacket teamed with blue jeans. Black leather knee high boots will class up any outfit. View Details
Sharon Stone, 58, looks fabulous as she shows off her figure in double leather.
A black leather bomber jacket and black leather skinny pants work together harmoniously. A pair of black leather pumps immediately levels up any look. View Details
For a casually cool look, wear a black leather bomber jacket and grey skinny jeans — these two items work really great together. Let your outfit coordination prowess truly shine by completing your ensemble with a pair of black leather mid-calf boots. View Details
A black leather biker jacket and navy skinny jeans are the kind of extra stylish casual items that you can wear for years to come. Bring a sense of sultry elegance to this look with black leather mid-calf boots. View Details
You're looking at the hard proof that a black leather open jacket and navy jeans look amazing when paired together in a relaxed casual outfit. If you need to immediately dial up your ensemble with footwear, introduce a pair of black suede ankle boots to the mix. View Details Smart Casual: The Leather Jacket with Slim Pants
The leather jacket is good not only for running errands in the city. It's very easy to dress up for smarter occasions as well. The leather jacket has a rough, edgy vibe, so try pairing it with feminine tops to balance the look and create a chic contrast. Throw it on a silky blouse paired with slim pants and heeled shoes for a modern, yet age-appropriate look.
This combination of a black leather biker jacket and black tapered pants is very easy to put together and so comfortable to rock from dawn till dusk as well! A pair of gold leather pumps easily ups the glam factor of this outfit. View Details
This laid-back pairing of a black leather biker jacket and black dress pants can only be described as strikingly stylish. To bring a bit of flair to this look, introduce black leather oxford shoes to the equation. View Details
This casual combo of a black leather bomber jacket and black corduroy skinny pants comes in handy when you need to look cool but have zero time. Tan leopard suede ankle boots will effortlesslly polish off even the most basic of looks. View Details
Kim Cattrall, 60, is not afraid to pair a leather jacket with statement trousers in green plaid.
Try pairing a black leather bomber jacket with green plaid tapered pants for a polished yet laid-back outfit. If you need to instantly dial up your ensemble with footwear, throw a pair of black leather pumps into the mix. View Details
Why not consider teaming a black leather biker jacket with blue flare jeans? These two pieces are totally practical and will look amazing worn together. On the shoe front, go for something on the smarter end of the spectrum by finishing off with black chunky leather pumps. View Details
Try pairing a black leather bomber jacket with black dress pants to display your styling expertise. To infuse a hint of playfulness into this outfit, complement your ensemble with white leather flat sandals. View Details
This is definitive proof that a black quilted leather bomber jacket and white wide leg pants look amazing when worn together in a laid-back getup. Here's how to class up this ensemble: black leather heeled sandals. View Details Elegant: The Leather Jacket with a Sheath Dress
Cindy Crawford is clearly a fan of leather jackets. The 50 year-old beauty incorporates her leather jackets in off-duty outfits as masterfully as she does in evening looks. Take cues from Cindy and try layering your leather jacket over a sheath dress in a dark color. Go with a cropped button down leather jacket for a modern ladylike look or a biker jacket for a beautiful contrast.
A black leather biker jacket and a black bodycon dress are great staples that will integrate nicely within your casual fashion mix. Why not add black suede heeled sandals to your outfit for a sense of polish? View Details
Try teaming a black leather bomber jacket with a burgundy print sheath dress to feel confident and look totaly chic. View Details
For a relaxed casual look, make a tan leather biker jacket and a black bodycon dress your outfit choice — these two items work pretty good together. On the fence about how to finish off? Introduce a pair of black cutout suede ankle boots to this getup to ramp up the glamour factor. View Details
A black leather biker jacket and a black sweater dress? This is easily a wearable ensemble that you could wear a variation of on a day-to-day basis. Our favorite of a great number of ways to complete this ensemble is a pair of black velvet ankle boots. View Details
Helen Mirren, 71, stuns in a black leather jacket layered over a gorgeous leopard gown, while Julianne Moore teams her black jacket with a chiffon midi dress in navy.
This is definitive proof that a black leather biker jacket and a brown leopard maxi dress are awesome when combined together in an off-duty outfit. View Details
A black leather biker jacket and a black midi dress married together are a covetable outfit for fashionistas who love off-duty styles. View Details
Opt for a black leather biker jacket and a navy print midi dress if you wish to look laid-back and cool without much effort. To bring out a classy side of you, add a pair of black leather heeled sandals to this ensemble. View Details Colored Leather: How to Wear Grey, Brown, Red and Green Leather Jackets After 40
A black leather jacket is classic. But don't limit yourself to just this color. In fact, you may find that a leather jacket in brown or tan is even more versatile.
This ensemble with a tan leather biker jacket and blue flare jeans isn't hard to pull off and leaves room to more creative experimentation. Now all you need is a great pair of dark brown leather wedge sandals. View Details
Why not wear a brown leather biker jacket and grey wool skinny pants? As well as totally functional, these two pieces look incredible married together. Rounding off with black leather ankle boots is a simple way to add a bit of depth to this look. View Details
Want to inject your wardrobe with some effortless cool? Consider teaming a dark brown leather biker jacket with navy flare jeans. Let your outfit coordination sensibilities really shine by rounding off your look with a pair of dark brown suede wedge sandals. View Details
Pairing a red leather biker jacket with black leggings is a great option for a casual yet stylish outfit. Here's how to dial it up: black suede ankle boots. View Details
Pair a grey leather bomber jacket with navy jeans for comfort dressing with a modern spin. Consider silver leather ballerina shoes as the glue that pulls your look together. View Details
Marrying a brown leather biker jacket with navy jeans is a smart option for an edgy and casual outfit. View Details
This look with a dark green leather biker jacket and navy jeans isn't hard to score and leaves room to more sartorial experimentation. View Details
A dark green leather biker jacket and black tapered pants are a nice combination to keep in your casual styling rotation. Introduce a pair of black elastic wedge sandals to the mix and you're all set looking stunning. View Details
Parade your outfit coordination savvy by pairing a dark green leather bomber jacket and black dress pants for a casual ensemble. A pair of black leather oxford shoes immediately kicks up the oomph factor of your look. View Details
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