Monday, 24 March 2014

Black Biker Jacket with Magenta Skirt & Tan Boots

Biker jacket, midi skirt & tan boots
When you’re desperate to wear a pretty dress on a casual night out but you’re battling with chilly spring temperatures and the chance of spilling a pint down your front, a full circle skirt with a biker jacket is a practical (but still stylish) alternative. I went out for drinks with friends the night I wore this, and when you’re frequenting village pubs rather than a smart bar in town, it makes sense to err on the side of practicality with a leather jacket and boots (no skyscraper heels or floaty chiffon in other words). A faux leather biker is perfect for this time of year and I don’t think you can get a better pairing for any dress or skirt - it works every time, adding that touch of toughness and stopping you looking too girly.

A few years ago I would never have thought of this combination myself (leather jacket with a pretty dress? huh?), yet thanks to the power of the interwebs and, of course, Pinterest, the combination pops up all over the place, proving itself to be a classic and winning look. Do you pair up your biker with your dresses and skirts, or are you desperate to try it - do share in the comments!


Biker jacket & magenta skirt
Biker jacket & scarf
Catherine x
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Biker jacket: Debenhams (similar), Scarf: Asos, Skirt: Asos (old), Boots: Unknown, Bag: Accessorize, Watch: Lipsy, Earrings: Unknown (old)




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35 comments

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww here I am again weak in the knee watching the wonderful YOU wearing a skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Just magic
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    1. Haha thank youuuuuuuuuuuu Sacramentoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Always love your enthusiastic comments x

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  2. Love the look! I'm having a little trouble pairing black with brown too. It seems ALMOST anything goes, which gives me more freedom yet often perplexes me. I'm trying hard to be more imaginative!
    Lizzie
    www.northsideofthecountryroad.com

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    1. Just do what I do, Lizzie - don't think about it! Sometimes I look at the photos afterwards and only realise then that an outfit was actually quite coordinated - like here! x

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  3. Great look and the colour of the skirt is divine.

    X x

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  4. Gorgeous colors on you; this is one of my favorite looks!

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    1. Thanks hun - it's quite a "Gracey" skirt I always think, very you!! x

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  5. Great outfit, the skirt looks fab with the boots
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  6. I love that you went with brown boots instead of the typical black. Inspired choice.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Love this look! Have you ever done a blog post about your make-up? I love how you do your eyebrows.

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    1. I haven't Rachel - I am "known" for my eyebrows (they even have their own Twitter account in fact)! It is something I'm planning to do via YouTube - when I get to grips with the video editing stuff and find the time I will do it! Thank you x

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  8. That's another wonderful look - Love it. Big shout out for the handbag. It looks a million dollars
    :0)
    Paul

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  9. You *know* I love this silhouette, Catherine! You look fabulous; love the brown boots. xox

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  10. Magenta is definitely a good colour on you. Love how you've styled it with the boots and jacket. Pretty earrings too.

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    1. Thanks Elsie!! You know what - the earrings are unbelievably old... I have no recollection of buying them or anything. Goes to show that I love 'em! x

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  11. Hi Catherine I like the magenta skirt as well as the jacket. It looks great together!
    jess
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I can imagine magenta would look amazing on you too, Jess!! Thank you x

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  12. I think I wear my moto jacket more often with dresses and skirts than with jeans, dear Catherine...the contrast makes things so much more interesting!! The colour of this skirt is divine (quite like the colour of my fateful shoes...but I'm not holding it against either!!) I'm sure you were the best-dressed at your pub evening in this look!! :)

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  13. What a very pretty scarf!!!

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful. I would have been tempted to go with black boots but the tan bookends your hair and just pulls it all together. The magenta is such a lovley colour on you Catherine...stunning.

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    1. I only went the tan boots because I wanted that shape for that skirt - my black boots weren't quite right shape-wise. But now that I see the pictures I think you're right, tan is better! Thank you Deborah x

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  15. I love this colour combo!Unusual but really gorgeous! Must try it asap!
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  16. Utterly gorgeous Catherine, totally and utterly. I love adding a biker jacket to just about anything lol. This look however looks so perfectly curated. Beautiful my friend xxx

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    1. Awww thank you Rachel my soon-to-be-very-real-and-not-just-online friend :))

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  17. I love this season's longer skirt. Great colour combination too x
    http://bellalovesbear.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Catherine I love this look! The leather jacket is a great way to edge up the colourful mid-length skirt and the scarf looks so chic :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  19. Love the stylemix, Catherine! So true, a chiffon or a pencil skirt wouldn't work well in the pub ;-)
    Your highlights are beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Annette | Lady of Style

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  20. This color is positively beautiful on you! Such a great compliment to your hair color! Such a gorgeous girl!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  21. Wow lovely I love this season's longer skirt. Great colour combination too xoxo
    Womens Leather Jackets

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  22. You look gorgeous- amazing in that skirt!

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  23. The matching skirt and scarf are just gorgeous :)

    Visiting from the linkup. I've updated my blog with a new post, I'd love for you to check it out: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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