Well it’s the penultimate day of Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb’s #iwillwearwhatilike campaign, and tomorrow is the turn of leather trousers. I’m sure lots of mature ladies have asked themselves the question, “Can I wear leather trousers at 50? Or 40? Or 30?” The answer my lovely ladies is – HELL YEAH!!
If they make you happy, and if you feel good in them – then why on earth wouldn’t you? Ah, because society may raise an eyebrow? Because ‘experts’ have been ramming their ‘rules’ down your throat for so long that you’ve started to believe them? Because you worry about what other people might think?
Here’s what I say; society, ‘experts’ and other people are usually so wrapped up in themselves, that for the majority of time they don’t even notice what you’re wearing! And if you do raise a few eyebrows so what? If we all go around worrying about others’ opinion of every choice we make in life, including what we wear, we’ll end up running around in circles trying to please everyone else. Believe me, I’ve been there and done that – it makes for a very unhappy, unsatisfying existence.
Leather Trousers – The Denim Co / Jacket – Be Beau / Necklace – c/o Happiness Boutique / Tiny Hair Accessory – I bought this tiny bug from Etsy, it’s made from a lightbulb! / Boots – With Love / Glasses – Metal Man Jewellery / Gloves – Gift, they have no label, sorry / Helmet – Arai
So wear the clothes you love with pride, and tell society where it can stick it’s ‘age appropriate’ opinion!!
Here’s to leathering up!
PS IMPORTANT – Please do not think for one minute that I am wearing my actual biking gear. I would NEVER get on a motorbike without wearing full, protective gear!! It was just too darn hot for padding 🙂
PPS I’d like to thank Catherine for starting the #iwillwearwhatilike campaign. Although it officially stops tomorrow, I think that little hashtag is going to get a lot more use in the future.