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Help I'm stuck! Trying to find something to wear with new leather jacket

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jenandjess Sat 18-Nov-17 09:12:31

Have a gorgeous All Saints leather jacket awaiting its' first outing but wanting to wear it with something other than jeans. Any suggestions for a nice skirt or dress. It's for day wear but smart though not business like. Am 5'6" and a 10.

Thanks

Pupsiecola Sat 18-Nov-17 09:24:12

I just bought one too smile. Been bookmarked for months. Managed to get it at 20% off just before it sold out smile

mrsmildred Sat 18-Nov-17 09:31:27

Not a skirt or dress, but slim jogger style trousers, like these but you can get them at most price points:

www.jigsaw-online.com/product/utility-twill-cuff-trousers/J33837_BK000

Actually, if you look at the main Jigsaw trouser page, they also have some culottes, wide leg crop trousers and kick flare trousers, which might give you some inspiration. Again, doesn't have to be from Jigsaw (I'm not particular fan, but I was eyeing up the utility trousers I linked to the other day!) All current shapes, and would look great with a biker and slim top under.

Dresses and skirts don't seem to be as "in" this winter, apart from pleated skirts. M&S have 20% off this weekend, I have this in black and red - bit festive but they hang and swing nicely. A biker jacket and merino crew or polo neck would look great with the black one.

www.marksandspencer.com/velvet-pleated-a-line-midi-skirt/p/p60111594?prevPage=srp&pdpredirect

mrsmildred Sat 18-Nov-17 09:33:25

I should say I'm the same height and dress size as you. What biker did you get? I have the Papin and Bales, and both look great with the bottoms I've suggested (I think!)

chevrechevre Sat 18-Nov-17 09:38:12

What’s your style like?

Would either of these looks work or do you prefer more colour?

jeaux90 Sat 18-Nov-17 09:41:42

When I am struggling to style something I go on Pinterest, usually some nice ideas

FinallyHere Sat 18-Nov-17 10:02:16

I wear mine with absolutely everything. Slim and slim bootcut jeans, short skirt and opaques and ankle boots, jersey dress, bare legs (spray tan) and ankle boots. It's all good.

TossDaily Sat 18-Nov-17 10:03:35

I like them with a midi dress and boots.

FinallyHere Sat 18-Nov-17 10:06:23

[posted too soon]

Mine is the tara, but any of these would do it for me hush which are quite casual . For smarter occasions, I would go for a miracle. Enjoy.

jenandjess Sat 18-Nov-17 10:39:56

Thanks for so many suggestions. Pup, lucky you! I got mine two weeks ago and would have waited had I known there was a 20% offer coming up! It's the Conroy.

Shall have a look at the Jigsaw links, thank you. Hadn't thought about other trouser styles. Not sure I have the self confidence to wear a pleated skirt!! Maybe I'm too old. Am shopping today so you've given me some ideas to go on. Cheers all.

I was going to buy an All Saints biker a few weeks ago, but the sleeves were about twice as long as my actual arms. Are they all like that?

jenandjess Sat 18-Nov-17 15:57:52

Shouldn't think so Remus, maybe it was the style? I tried the Cargo, Bales and Conroy; both in my usual size and down a size and didn't notice any sleeves being too short.

Went shopping and didn't find anything. Will have a look online when I get home.

It was the Conroy - the sleeves weren't too short; they were far, far too long.

Other than that, it was utterly beautiful. sad

jenandjess Sat 18-Nov-17 22:48:10

Oops, sorry Remus, clearly I misread your post blush!

LunaTheCat Sun 19-Nov-17 05:35:06

I like the he leather jacket, floaty dresses, cocktail dresses look - the unexpected mixes .

Pupsiecola Sun 19-Nov-17 22:17:24

I got the Conroy in Oxblood. I see it's normal price again now, but no 12s and 14s. (Mine is a 12).

I think it is gorgeous :-)

Pupsie - I take it the arms are okay? I was v sad that it was so badly fitting on the arms, because it really is a thing of beauty. The oxblood is the one I wanted - gorgeous colour.

Pupsiecola Tue 21-Nov-17 22:03:36

Remus my sleeves are okay length wise - did you try just one on? Wonder if it was a one off? There's a shop in London who make alternations to leather goods...

Pupsiecola Wed 22-Nov-17 15:31:50

Nice saving today!

www.allsaints.com/women/leather/allsaints-conroy-leather-biker-wl096f/?colour=4192&category=25

BubblesBuddy Wed 22-Nov-17 16:33:58

There are now three massages about All Saints leather jackets. There are other brands that re cheaper and probably better. Am I missing something that makes this High Street chain special.

fiorentina Wed 22-Nov-17 16:53:11

I have a biker I wear with everything from skinny jeans, sparkly Whistles jumper dress, pleated skirt and jumper as someone suggested above, tea dresses, most things in fact! Love All Saints leather, I've had a jacket from there for years.

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