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How to Create the Biker Chic Look

Rocking the biker chic look can be tricky, but once you nail it, it looks so effortlessly chic. It is one spring/summer look I really enjoy styling. I am seriously looking forward to rocking the look later this year. The biker chic look is one look that I never see going out of style. It has been around for donkey years, and always looks good.

It is easily achieved with some stylish leather and denim pieces and accessories. Here are the 3 key pieces/accessories you would be needing to create the biker chic look.

 

Biker Jacket

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The easiest way to get the biker chic look is to style a leather biker jacket. A good brand to shop for leather jackets is Belstaff. The brand stocks amazing leather pieces, it is definitely worth having a look on their website.

This MOLLISON 3.0 in Ash Rose Soft Vintage Suede piece above is a great biker chic piece from Belstaff. This stunning leather jacket is produced in luxuriously soft pink suede, and has a clean, streamlined design complete with channel quilting on the shoulders.

 

Leather Boots

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I am a huge fan of leather boots. I have quite a few and would be lost without them. Leather boots help achieve a great biker chic look. It makes sense to pay a tiny bit more in order to get the right set of leather boots. Black or brown leather boots is to best for the biker look. There are many affordable brands to shop for quality boots, so it makes sense to shop around for bargains.

 

Denim Jacket

 

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Black, grey or blue denim works great in creating the perfect biker chic look. You could swap a leather jacket for a denim jacket if you prefer a more subtle look.

The more distressed the denim, the better. My style tip here is to avoid wearing too many denim pieces at the same time to avoid looking trashy.

So if you have never rocked the biker chic look and are thinking of rocking it, go for it! You may just fall in love with the look.

What do you think of this biker chic look? Are you a fan of the look? Please share in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

*Collaborative post.

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Why is Fashion So Obsessed with the Old Trends

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I always keep an eye out for new trends in fashion. Compared to the styles that were available since the time I’ve been running Fashion & Style Police, what is termed “fashionable” has evolved so much. Despite the remarkable changes in fashion, I couldn’t help but notice how old trends and styles kept coming back.
History does have a way of repeating itself and fashion was not left out in this. But why? Aren’t we in the modern age? Why do old trends have to creep into the fashion scene and on the runaways again and again? Don’t get me wrong! I do love the baby doll dress from the 60s which inspired the empire waists and the denim jackets, crop tops and animal prints from the 80s. Even the most loved skinny jeans are an evidence of the presence of old trends in today’s fashion. What I want to know is why fashion keeps “borrowing” from the past and doesn’t seem to move forward.
So with some research, observation and plenty of deep thinking, I’ve been able to get some answers. I must warn you that what you will read will make you love, appreciate and respect fashion a little more. Here are some reasons why fashion is so obsessed with old trends:
Reason #1: Fashion designers look to the past as source of inspiration.
How does a majority of the fashion styles come to life if not for the fashion designers? This was a big revelation to me. Fashion designers draw inspiration from various sources: life, nature or events. But if you want to create something new, you need to go back in time to see what others have done and find ways you can “borrow” or improve on their designs. Pretty smart, don’t you think?
Reason #2: Some old trends can easily fit the present times and still look good.
The beauty about fashion is that there are endless possibilities to how you can combine outfits together to give you a new look. Have you put on a denim jacket and love the look on you? No matter how old their origins, some of those pieces are timeless. They look so good that you feel that it’s part of present time.
I love mixing and matching various pieces and I have discovered several ways old pieces work. There’s this versatility behind each piece. They work for pretty much anyone and any era.
Reason #3: To show appreciation for the originality of the past.
What better way to show tribute to the time than by wearing the clothes that reflect that period?
The fashion trends of the past find their way to the future when people see themselves identify with the culture, attitude or class of the past. For example, wearing leather jackets to represent the cool but tough biker look or the black dress adorned with long white pearl beads to allude to the classiness of the 1960s. The old trends were like a voice to give expression to the attitude, culture and class we still feel today. Impressive, isn’t it?

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with fashion being obsessed with old trends? Sound off in the comment section below.

Faux Leather or Real Leather?

I got this faux leather Guess jacket some years ago and I have rocked it so many times. It did not come very cheap, it was about £70 or so when I got it back then and it is no more. This is the last time you will be seeing this leather jacket and it breaks my heart.

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The faux leather jacket got ruined in storage. I kept it properly, in a box like I do all my other clothes, when the season changes, to create space in my wardrobe for the current pieces. Only for me to bring it out over the weekend to see the leather coming off. It looked so bad, it would have been embarrassig to wear. I now need a real leather jacket, not going for faux this time. Anything faux is like money down the drain. Do you agree?

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What I Wore

T-shirt and scarf -Next

Jeggings – Topshop

Jacket – Guess

Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Bag – Valentino

Sunnies – Gucci

 

 

 

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