4 decades, 4 styles of leather jackets to wear according to your age

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4 decades, 4 styles of leather jackets to wear according to your age


There are clothes that do not go out of style, one of them leather jackets. Its essence is enduring in time, so much so that started with a very functional goal for the New York gangs who rode their motorcycles, and has become a cult piece of rock and pop culture. More than 90 years have passed since it was created and it is still with us reinventing itself with the passing of each season.

It’s so versatile that you can’t pigeonhole it at one time of year, even though it’s a fall favorite for those transitional looks. Its fabrics have evolved, as well as its colors, accessories and infinity of characteristics that define them. There are some models that even carry the title of the best biker jackets of all time, and although these are great references, the trick is in get the ideal one for you. Because if something cannot be missing from your wardrobe, take it for granted that it is a leather jacket.

If you already have yours, congratulations! Now the next question is just as important: Is that jacket the most appropriate for your age? Because yes, you should always have one, but just as the seasons change the clothes too. The biker you would wear if you are 20 is not the same as you would wear if you were 40, true? So if you have this concern you better keep reading and take note of what the leather jackets that you should wear according to your age.

At 20: Daring



Leather jackets for women in their 20s.


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Leather jackets for women in their 20s.

When you are 20 you feel invincible and with the attitude to show off everything that provokes you. And so it is! It is the time of your life to wear what suits you best and show it off with all your bearing. There are several tips that everyone, regardless of age, should take into account when buying our first leather jacket; specifically there is 5 best dressed tricks to choose the ideal one. But, as I said, at this age we usually skip the rules and maybe the classic is not what most catches our attention, so it is the ideal time to get away with it and use crop, oversize and super padded jackets or with some very particular silhouettes. The bright colors and the excess studs, glitter and fringes you can also include them in this mix.

At 30: Divine half



Leather jackets to be worn by women in their 30s.


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Leather jackets to be worn by women in their 30s.

I already feel closer to this step so, for me, it is the best (modesty aside). But it is that perfect medium in which perhaps you no longer dare for some very extravagant and more youthful designs, and you are already signing up for more classic styles, but with a twist that make them more interesting and just as striking, at 30. A lifelong biker jacket, in different colors, such as red, brown or camel; too playing with textures, where suede can be the protagonist. Or a design like this of the perfect medium (see the relationship?) Of Versace, which is based on that more timeless silhouette, but with some details that make it different and very attractive.

At 40: classic lines



Leather jackets for women 40 years.


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Leather jackets for women 40 years.

At 40 the transition is directed to a leather jacket to which The biker details have been lowered and the lines are starting to get simpler. It respects certain silhouettes that identify it as a leather jacket, with those metallic elements, but with fewer pockets, loops and studs. Everything is in finding the one that best fits your silhouette, that you feel comfortable with it and can be a companion for more than one outfit. This reduction in detail will make it much more versatile and suitable for more than one occasion or moment of the day.

At 50+: minimalist



Leather jackets for women over 50.


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Leather jackets for women over 50.

How mature womanPerhaps you no longer dare to wear a very biker, rock & roll look, full of many studs, buckles, or exaggerated accessories. In this case, opt for a more elegant, minimalist and discreet jacket will be the solution. The style of low neck, mao type, it will be an excellent option. As well as not so large flaps and full closure. Another recommendation for women 50 years or older, would change the classic black color in your jacket, for a dark green, navy blue, burgundy, brown or camel. Black can be harsh on a mature woman, exaggerating facial shadows and dreaded wrinkles, so come this age better stay away from black in your leather jacket. Always combine your jacket with more elegant looks, to elevate them, and better not look to appear a more youthful style that may not result in the best outfit for you.

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