I felt it was about time I treated myself to a new leather biker jacket. I bought my last one in 1985. It has stood me in very good stead over the years but is finally beginning to look a little “tired”. You can see how I last styled it here.
As this was a serious investment piece I did a considerable amount of research before making my final choice. One of my criteria was that I wanted a navy one. I felt that a colour was softer than the classic black. Luckily I found several brands offering coloured leather bikers.
My final choice was the MeandEm “boyfriend style biker jacket”. It is pricey but I managed to buy mine in their sale. They do have a few left at the reduced price. I have paired it with my new spot blouse by Finery (Still available at John Lewis), a pair of classic jeans (US) and my new leather boots by Vionicshoes (US link).
I had great fun last week doing this photo shoot with fellow blogger Julie of Jafinthebox.com. She is french and has a great post up at the moment with some quirky observations on us “Brits”. We went to The Southbank. A lively buzzy area of London which plays host to graffiti artists, street food vendors, carnivals, theatre, brutalist architecture, mime, dance and street performers. It has great views of the North Bank, Hungerford and Jubilee bridges.
A quick break between shots with The Flying eye in the background.
I am aware that this look is quite edgy and probably comes under the heading of “I will wear what I want”. It may not be to everybody’s taste but I really do love this jacket.
I really love these photos. Julie is a really talented photographer. Do follow her on Instagram.
LEATHER BIKER JACKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN MANY DIFFERENT COLOURS: