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I'm 40 and I just bought a pair of leather leggings
Fuck it, I'm 43 and I have about four pairs (OK, not real leather, but faux/pleather) so don't worry about the age side of things! What to wear with them? Well I tend to dress them down with a chunky loose knit (I have this one: www.newlook.com/shop/womens/knitwear/khaki-textured-bar-back-jumper-_324500034?productFind=search) and black ankle boots or charcoal grey Converse. In warmer weather, I'll wear them with a slouchy grey V neck t-shirt. I also have a pair of looser, high waisted faux leathers which I wear with a simple grey cashmere mix knit, a statement necklace and leopard heels for evening wear.
Other ideas - a denim shirt unbuttoned over a simple t-shirt or striped long sleeved top looks good.
I have some coated skinniest from Warehouse that I love and I am about to be 48
I wear with black ankle boots and either a grey or ivory jumper. I also wear with black leather Ash a like pumps and a cream and grey poncho type cardi from Mint Velvet. I've also worn them with a taupe silk shirt that was very reminiscent of one Gillian Anderson wore in The Fall
That's also a fabulous shirt Frankietwospots. I'm just wondering how the whole wider pear bum (mine) will look with shirts hanging over it?? I've always tried to avoid that as I think it makes me look wide all over ifswim??
I have no hips either, so can't advise on that. I wear my ones with a long vest and a slightly shorter jumper or top over, like pic. Also a shirt like that Zara one up thread but mine is black I do like that shirt though. Loads of ideas on Pinterest.
Thanks ladies. I have now purchased a white 'utility' type shirt and a beautiful short-sleeved top with a pale pinky / grey butterfly pattern. Both with no detailing (from Asda) and looking a lot more expensive than they were.