Moto Jacket x 3

leather jacket over 40

Coats and jackets take up quite a bit of space in the suitcase, so I always try to find the one perfect cover-up that would work with anything and in every situation. So, on a recent 3-day trip to London, I set myself a little challenge: to create 3 different looks based on my old, black Karen Millen leather jacket (you may remember it from a few weeks ago, when I wore it with a leopard print dress).

40+ biker jacket
jacket: Karen Millen (old) / top: Banana republic / shoes: Clarks /  bag: Micheal Kors

LOOK 1: a Casual Dinner / Night Out

A sophisticated wrap top and a statement necklace, straight-cut brown trousers and shoes, and a small bag. A pink pashmina adds a pop of colour.

40+ moto jacket
bag: Armani Exchange (old) / pashmina: Balmuir / T-shirt: Custo Barcelona

LOOK 2: Travel outfit

This is my travel outfit: a long sleeved T-shirt and the same trousers as above (this time in grey) and shoes (in black), a medium-sized bag.

40+ biker
top: Banana Republic / sunglasses: Chanel (old)

LOOK 3: Weekend Casual

Breton stripes and  modern jewellery equals urban chic

pendant: “Space Apple” by  Björn Weckström for Lapponia / ring: Femme d’Esprit

The silver and acrylic pendant was a gift from my husband. It is a limited edition piece (designed in 1975) from the Björn Weckström 50th anniversary collection showcasing the designer’s space inspired pieces for Lapponia Jewelry.

smart casual leather jacket

So, which one is your favourite look?


Linking up with Throw Back ThursdayPassion 4 Fashion, Visible Monday

PS: Dilettante Artist has her own blog now, The Dilettante Artist’s Gallery,  where I will be posting (very infrequently) random pictures: illustration, photomanipulation, that sort of thing. And there is a pretty new widget on the sidebar to take you there…


  1. Jill James
    21 November 2014 / 8:52 am

    You looks with the leather jacket are all so travel perfect. Another example of your well honed skills in this area.Thank you for your kind comments, they are always make my day.

    • Tiina L
      23 November 2014 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you Jill. Travel looks are always a work-in-progress, but I'm getting quite good at improvising.

  2. Natalia Lialina
    21 November 2014 / 6:04 pm

    I love how you add bright colors with your beautiful scarves. The striped top look is my favorite, that pendant is so unusual, wonderful gift! I am wishing you to find a way to have a lovely holiday, dear Tiina! We all need a change of pace from time to time, and monotonous loads of work are exhausting, it is so true… I am so happy for your starting a new art blog – I sure will be visiting! Enjoy your weekend! xxx

    • Tiina L
      23 November 2014 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you Natalia, you always find something sweet to say. I think the stripy top is one of my favourite clothes, at least I seem to be wearing it quite a lot (and I have three of them, yes, the exact same top…). And now I'm counting days to my holiday…

  3. Alice Warren
    23 November 2014 / 7:26 am

    All 3 are great outfits and when you are trying to travel light, reusing pieces are so key. I love that use of scarves to change up

    • Tiina L
      23 November 2014 / 7:08 pm

      Thanks, Alice. Yes, I love scarves, and they are so useful (also keep you warm…)

  4. Patti
    23 November 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Great looks times three – that jacket is a modern classic and you look fab. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

    • Tiina L
      27 November 2014 / 9:15 am

      Thanks, Patti!

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    24 November 2014 / 3:01 pm

    I think all look great, but the blue scarf with the moto on you really stands out. Love the jewelry as well.prettyfrom the link upplease stop by, jess xx

    • Tiina L
      27 November 2014 / 9:16 am

      Thanks, Jessica. I think it's my favourite, too, maybe because I love the colour of the scarf.

  6. Jan Graham-McMillen
    24 November 2014 / 11:52 pm

    So pretty … you wear that moto like you're ready to ride off … behind a very expensive biker dude! Lovely treatment! You style with such distinction, it's always a treat to see. I wore a newish moto in black today as well, so I'm in fabulous company!

    • Tiina L
      27 November 2014 / 9:18 am

      Thanks, Jan. I find a biker jacket a bit challenging, though, as I want to make a bit more glam…

  7. Rebecca Harasym
    25 November 2014 / 11:36 pm

    That is a great jacket and the perfect one to wear with everything! My choice would be a leather jacket as well! Love the way you styled it!

    • Tiina L
      27 November 2014 / 9:20 am

      Thank you Rebecca!

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