I Got Leathered
Tuesday was a beautiful day, don’t you think? Better than pleasant, with sunshine from the moment we got up til the time we went to bed. Obviously a state of bliss was never going to last and we’ve had solid rain the past two days. It rather sums up British Summertime, you just never what it’s going to throw at you. So, when I hopped on a train to London last weekend I took my new BFF to meet an old BFF (calm down Spilly, it’s just a joke) and for once I was properly dressed.
Having a leather jacket to hand when the weather turns slightly foul, literally lifted my spirits. The addition of a garment that’s cool and edgy, stylish and simple has been one of my favourite purchases this summer. The black leather biker jacket is iconic, worn by everybody who’s anybody, and now by little ole me.
I am one of those people who covets from afar for a while before going “balls deep” and buying a luxury item. I’m guessing most of us do this, unless we’re spending someone else’s money, then for some reason it’s always so much easier!
I’m the same with retailer All Saints. If I had pots of cash lying around and wanted a new edgy look in varying degrees of grey and black, I would head to my nearest store. So, it was genuinely a surprise to me last month, when I stopped by All Saints in Bath for a mooch and came out an hour later with a new black biker jacket.
I couldn’t resist. That and I would have felt quite sheepish saying “I’ll think about it” after I had a shop assistant to myself, gathering up every leather jacket in sight for me to try on. She had been really helpful too. Did you know that when you buy a leather jacket, a rule of thumb to knowing that you’re wearing the right size, is to check the arms. The leather here should be tight to the arm. I didn’t know that. Also, leather “gives” once you start wearing it, so don’t worry if it feels a little stiff, it will loosen.
And I can totally say that has been true of my new jacket. As you do with new purchases, I’ve worn it at every opportunity and it has become softer, looser and even better than when I bought it.
It is a new favourite in my wardrobe. Worn with jeans, obvs, but also over dresses and with skirts, adding a little edginess to more feminine pieces this summer. I’m hoping this love affair lasts, it’s gonna have to as I exchanged £318.00 of my hard-earned cash to pay for it. But, I reckon I’ll get a good cost per wear ratio out of it, Autumn is approaching and it will be the first jacket I reach for I’m sure. I’ve seen that culottes are still on trend and oversized belted wide-leg trousers….and don’t get me started on long dresses and boots.
Here’s the full range if you’re interested and have a great weekend all.