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Monday, 8 January 2018

3ways2wear Biker Jeans


I've been having a whale of a time with my coated biker jeans from Next.  I had absolutely no idea they would be so comfy and so flattering.  And that a pair of jeans could be so much fun!

OK, Olivia Newton John a la Sandy in Grease is not where I see myself in them.  But maybe others do ...*!
Mine aren't leather, they're not even pleather but boy are they pliable.  Yet they don't seem to stretch and get baggy, despite me pulling them out for every occasion under the sun since they arrived.
You see they create so many possibilities for smart, smart casual and just plain old casual.
So here's my take on 3ways2wear coated biker jeans, showing outfits I wore around Christmas.



Casual


I wore the Dotty P sweater/dress in wine, here worn at hip length.


And here at full length.  I preferred the piece hoiked up to hip level.  You too?

Simple silver jewellery and some black heeled boots was all this look needed.
I took this outfit to our local for a meal with friends. 
I like this combo and will wear it again.



Smart Casual


On another night I wore it to pop next door for drinks with the neighbours.  It's something we do each Christmas.  I've been hosting for years, but this year the neighbours next door took the baton and invited all us oldies round for drinks.  The invite was for 6.30 pm.  I got home after midnight!


Friends popped in that afternoon, just before I was to get ready for the neighbour bash. I'd allowed myself a whole hour, which is totally necessary to scrub myself up these days and it allows for multiple outfit changes.
And of course friends being friends = lots of chat, and I was left with a mere 20 minutes to turn myself round after they departed.  That's for make up, hair AND what to wear!

So, make up done.  Hair, ahem, sort of done.   What to wear?!!  
No time for outfit changes.  Instantly biker jeans came to mind.  I settled hurriedly on this black metallic jumper from Next, which has metal beading around the v neckline.  It's a bit edgy. 
I wish I could put this next bit in the smallest font possible as I'm a little embarrassed, but I have never worn this jumper out before and it's about 5 years old.   But I think it was hanging in my wardrobe patiently waiting for these bikers to come along, because to me they felt like a match that cupid had been planning all these years.  They are quite simply MFEO.

So, black metallic longline sweater from Next and Gabor knee boots.  No jewellery required, the sweater has all the trimmings this a girl could need.  Which was lucky as I had no time for any accessories faff.

And this outfit lasted through the attention* and the wine sipping oh so very easily.  As did I.





Smart

I told you about my bikers in smart mode in  LICENSED TO FRILL (here)


On the night.



The try on session.

I do like the juxtaposition of the rough biker vibe with the New Romantics frilliness of the blouse and the Lady-likedness the pearls. The oversized tux brings a je ne sais quoi to this outfit.  Some may say it brings edge.  I say it evokes a scene from a by-gone era.  Or from an old movie ...



Picture a lady.  A lady in Paris in the early '60s.  It's around midnight, long past a Pout's usual bedtime.  Picture a summer's night.  It has rained earlier; the streetlights shine off the wet cobbled streets (I think we may be in some truly old part of the Marais district).  Our lady steps out of the charming restaurant with her equally charming dining companion, who looks remarkably like Cary Grant.  Well, that's no real surprise as she looks remarkably like Audrey Hepburn.  She is wearing a simple LBD, he's in full DJ.  Standard dining gear for the '60s, we're led to believe.
The precipitation in the air has made the night unseasonably chilly.  She attempts to stifle a shiver.  Our gentleman immediately picks up on this, slides off his tux in one effortless movement and slips it hesitantly over our lady's shoulders. No words are spoken.  They smile, their eyes twinkle, they walk out onto the wet Paris street and into the night ...



And that is how wearing this tux with this frilly loose blouse makes me feel.  I feel that a gentleman has seen my plight and lent me his tuxedo.  Am I an old romantic or what?!!



 But how I am straying away from the matter in hand! My biker jeans, done 3ways2wear.  Focus, Pout!

Biker jeans stand their ground with a chunky jumper, they slip enthusiastically into party mode with the simple addition of an edgy top, and then they quietly drift into the shadows whilst the soft and feminine silk and frills take over.
So I really do think these comfortable bikers have lots of guises and probably have many more that I am yet to discover.

No matter how you choose to style them, bikers bring an instant sassy vibe to your day.
How are you doing with these edgy jeans?  Avez-vous le edge yet?


*Oh and I mentioned earlier in this piece that some see these coated bikers in a ONJ-meets-Sandy light. 
Well, these jeans received lots of attention when I wore them to the neighbour's party (middle pics) so why not pop over to get the full story, WINE COATED CROOKEDNESS (HERE).  It's the one where these bikers transformed me from frumpy old Pout to ... "Pout ???!!" (See below!)





A la perchoine.






30 comments:

  1. Dear Pout, I am more and more tempted to purchase a pair of these Next biker/coated/amazing looking jeans. I did go and look at them in Next last week but I am awaiting the return of my daughter-in-law who has been with her family in Leicester for just over a week and returns tomorrow. I trust her opinion and I want to see what she thinks, I am wavering towards them as they look fab on you in all manifestations (my favourite is with the Romantics frilly shirt but I do love them paired with the wine sweater dress and I too prefer the hip level look best although great to have a choice as both look good). Anyway once I have got an opinion from my honest, tells it like it is, fashion guru I will either purchase some or not, I will keep you informed. I'm liking the romantic Parisian scenario and can clearly see it in my mind's eye. Great post as always, regards Sue H xxx

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    1. Hi Susan, I had wondered how you were getting on with the jeans. It's worth looking at the bikers and the jeggings (which come in more colours). Both are super comfy. In fact I'm wearing the bikers as I type, having worn them to go take stuff to the charity shop and to buy cat food. Yes, I've revealed my exciting life! Hope you get a good review from your DIL and I'm so glad you liked the little story - I just write what comes into my head (as you can probably tell!) and that's what popped into it, because that really is how the jacket makes me feel, especially when I used to wear it over cocktail and evening dresses. Looking forward to you reporting in soon, hugs, x.

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  2. My friend, we are on the same wave length, I just took pics yesterday in my Sandy pants, when I came down the stairs, Mr. Nine sang “I got chills, they’re multiplying!” When I post them in a couple weeks, I’ll reference this post because you look AMAZING!! xx

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    1. Oh you know what they say about great minds ...! I can just imagine your hunky hubby surprising you with his JT rendition, fun and romance in your new house! I'm really looking forward to the post and an impressed you prep up so far ahead! Thanks so much, Mrs Nine, Mrs Nice! X.

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  3. They do look fab on you what ever you put with them. I like the dress both hip length and full length with the biker jeans. It's so good to find something that you like and know looks good on you!
    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Vronni. Yes, it's good to find something that feels just right. I hope I don't overegg these fab jeans though, I've been wearing them most days!
      Happy rest of week, x.

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  4. Well sassy lady you are really edgy today. First the title with all the cool numbers and then the coated jeans, holy cow. You don't stop there though, you throw out the MFEO and I had to stop and figure that out, I feel old!
    Those coated jeans are crazy edgy and super cool on you my friend. You must have been the talk of the island (for all the right reasons) in these outfits. Your 3 way with the biker, I mean your 3 ways 2 wear biker jeans are fabulous and I think you have convinced every woman she needs a pair! Move over Sandy, there's a new babe in town!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Sassy and edgy = The Pout 2018 ! Thank you for your upbeat comments, always brings a smile to my face. I picked up MFEO in Sleepless in Seattle, so that makes it about 30 years old.
      Now, do you think I could get TP to put on some JT garb, cos Sandy needs her Danny ...
      Yeah, the jeans were a big hit, we oldies in da hood don't get out much.
      Hope your training is going amazeballs - I have no idea where that originated, I've never heard anybody use it yet it has gone into our dictionary this year!
      Hugs, x.

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    2. Oh, I just love corresponding with you my friend! Yes, TP can totally be your Danny or your James Bond which ain't bad either!
      My training is going amazaballs, thank you, yup these crazy words find their way into our vocab keeping us young and up to date, right?

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    3. Yup, this is SO much FUN! Still haven't suggested a Danny look for TP but he does do a JB sooo well, OHMS spy is definitely his jam!
      Yeah, I find it at least useful to know that these words exist and that they are not gigantic typos! Not to sure if amazeballs is keeping me young, though ... but it's fun to pop these words in conversation.
      Have a great time with your amazeballs training, x.

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  5. Well, you know me, I like multiple options and you have with these. These are one pair of amazing jeans, a very wise purchase. You might start a run on these!

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    1. Hi Terri, yes I do know how you like your multiple options and I'd enjoyed seeing yours on the blog. And I've worked out that I must have picked up the principle of only buying something you can wear three ways minimum. I knew I'd seen it on someone's blog and I'm thinking it must be from yours. So thanks for your 3 ways inspo, darling.
      Hope you're keeping warm in Kansas. Hugs, x.

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  6. These pants look perfect for you, and I love the combinations you propose. I love them with the white blouse and the jacket. And, as always, I love how he handles his hair!

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    1. Thanks so much J-M, the jeans are so versatile. And I'm really working hard at my up-do, especially good for winter when the wind blows hair in every direction.
      Wishing you a happy rest of week, x.

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  7. I tempted to buy some and I even have them....such a sales woman you are. I like the first the best and yes hoiked up. Glad you had wineing occasions. I seemed to have mine all in November. Don't be embarrassed. I have things never worn too.

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    1. Oh, Annemarie, I've missed my vocation, I should have sold cars! I really do think if something is truly good, it sells itself and these jeans are GOOD. I'm hoping to see yours popping up on the blog soon.
      Yes, when I was working the Christmas events did drift into the shoulder months. I don't have that congestion any more. Yours were so were so hi-flyer- amazing.
      Thanks, glad to hear I'm not alone on the "never worn" issue, but fortunately it happens so rarely these days.
      Onwards and upwards, upwards being the attic as my clear out continues!
      Have a good one, hugs, x.

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  8. I have never thought about buying these, I always thought they would be unflattering and difficult to wear, but you have shown me otherwise! I am excited now about the prospect of wearing them. I love your "licensed to thrill" look and it's great to hear that an unworn new top gets an airing! I have a skirt that hasn't been worn (3 years old) and I'm now thinking it could make a debut.

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    1. Thanks so much, Gail. You will look amazing in these jeans as you have the legs for them - and even though I don't, these babes cover a multitude of blubber! I know your career is keeping you very busy but I really do hope that I pop into your blog soon and see you in some coated jeans and your never-been-worn skirt ... not worn at the same time, of course!
      Wishing you a lovely week, keep warm, hugs x.

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  9. Very cute post of you and your biker pants honey - love the way you even frill them up.

    xx Yvonne
    www.funkyforty.com

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    1. Why thank you Yvonne, so pleased you like my post. The mix of fancy lady and tough biker just HAD to happen. Let's speak again soon, have a great week, x.

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  10. Love all these looks, and I'm so glad you shared them. I bought a pair of faux leather leggings in the fall and I've yet to wear them because I'm stumped on styling. These look amazing on you and you've given me some great ideas!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lana. You need to start playing with your fauxs super quick cos you're going to love them. Start with a chunky jumper or a feminine blouse and away you go!
      Great to hear from you, please pop by again soon, x.

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  11. They're so versatile aren't they? Bikers for day or night, they are so easy to style. I have Cream, Black, Berry and brown and I wear them all the time. And they don't need ironing! Love the jumper btw xx

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    1. Hi Laurie, thanks and wow, I didn't realise they come in so many colours. You must really love them. Oh I hadn't even thought about the ironing benefit ... not that I do it much ๐Ÿ˜. They are super light too so they must be perfect for a travel case. Hugs, x.

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  12. You look amazing in your biker jeans! I found I am wearing my pleather leggings more this year than I have in previous years, and I have no idea why.

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    1. Well, maybe it's that they are soooo comfortable! And we all like a bit of edgy now and again, eh?!
      Hugs to you, my sweet friend, x.

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  13. Very nice styled the biker jeans! I love them very much too! Really like you pair it with your black blazer and the white shirt!

    Please stop by at www.colorandgrace.com every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties! Hope to see you there!

    Grace Liang

    www.colorandgrace.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Grace, I love that outfit too. I guess they are a big hit even though they've been around for a few years.
      Thanks for popping in, hugs x.

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  14. Nice outfit suggestions. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole, and thanks for the link up.
      Hugs, x.

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