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How I Wore... A Leather Biker Jacket

on Wednesday, 10 October 2012.

Whistles Leather Biker Jacket

Ever since I saw Briony (A Girl, A Style) wearing hers, I've wanted to own a Whistles leather jacket. At £295 they’re certainly not cheap, but they are an investment piece and the quality is second to none. I finally got my hands on one when we visited Chester a few weeks ago. We stumbled across the store by chance and since it had only been open a month, I decided it must be a sign.

I’d never really considered wearing a biker jacket before. Not being a cool, ‘I spend my weekends cruising on my Harley’ type of girl, I just didn't think they’d suit me, so I never thought to try one on. But seeing how Briony had paired hers – with a cute white dress and pearls, made me realise that I didn't have to resemble a member of Hells Angels to don a biker jacket. 

I've subsequently found teaming it with dresses and skirts to be my style of choice – it adds edge to a girly ensemble without making me look like I'm auditioning for the role of Sandy in a remake of Grease. And as soon as the cooler months arrive I'm looking forward to wearing it with my long faux fur gilet from Topshop, which I think will look equally great with both jeans and dresses.

For anyone struggling to justify purchasing a leather jacket, allow me to introduce you to the marvellous cost-per-wear gauge (which is how I justified this extravagant purchase to my husband). A quality leather jacket will last for years, meaning that your initial upfront splurge will, over time, become entirely inconsequential... Finally a maths lesson I both understand and appreciate!

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