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Why would you wear a motorcycle jacket if you’re over 50?


Moto jacket is part of the Warrior cure


Jill didn’t know she had a warrioress inside of her. She discovered her warrior when she journeyed through treatment for stage 4 lympoma. It was long, it was tough. She fought for her life.

She suspected the warrioress had was there all along but had been buried under Laura Ashley floral dresses.

When she got through her treatment, Jill had a black leather motorcycle jacket on her mind. What she had been through those Laura Ashley dresses in tiny prints looked limp, lifeless. No, only a motorcycle jacket would do. It was in her heart, it stood for something really big.

When she started wearing that jacket, other things changed in her life. She moved toward a life that was more enriching and she brought that jacket along with her for each of those fresh, new steps.

Let’s all rise and give Jill a standing ovation! It was a long, hard-fought recovery. She works in the healing arts and travels all over the world teaching master classes. She’s brought health and healing to many people’s lives and continues to.


When a leather moto jacket is just right


What is the message of a leather jacket? I love adding a leather jacket (or a leather vest) to a feminine silk blouse and team the top half with a rolled denim jean and short boots. Mixing soft and tender with rough and tough is a styling act that can feel like the perfect balance in an outfit.

Here are some other ways to style a moto jacket.

  1. A leather moto jacket dilutes an outfit that might otherwise be too prissy or fussy. If your skirt has rosettes, pretty embroidery, or lace, this jacket style can make a good match.
  2. It adds a roar to a sexy outfit. Picture a leopard print dress, heels and then a leather jacket added to the mix. It’s powerful and sexy at the same time.
  3. Wear a leather jacket in a pastel color and you’ve cut your roar down to a purring “Meow”–feminine but not a pushover.
  4. If you’re shy, maybe you want to add a moto jacket to give you a little armor. A moto jacket can be your bodyguard or your door opener.
  5. It’s the perfect item to wear to get someone to slow down and let you finish your sentence. It has a way that says, “Hey, I’m talking here!”
  6. A leather motorcycle jacket keeps people from assuming they know all there is to know about you. When you keep them wondering, they have to lay their cards on the table so YOU can be the one to decide if you want to hang out or not.


A leather moto jacket is an handy item to own because it suggests so much


Maybe you didn’t know all the ways a motorcycle jacket could be there for you.

It can do things like:

  • enforce
  • suggest
  • hint at
  • create mystery
  • be playful
  • be mischievous


Any of those sound like the perfect style remedy? There’s a whole lot of fun to be had with a moto jacket when you’re creating #style@50orBetter!




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  • Reply
    September 8, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Ha! How timely, I was just thinking today about whether to get a leather jacket. I had always worried they were too tough for me.

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      September 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      So which way are you leaning now? Did you find a reason to buy one? The “tough” part can be so toned down. It’s a great styling trick. I hope you’re going for it!!!

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        September 10, 2015 at 5:52 am

        I’m leaning towards letting ‘fate’ take its course. I usually shop at consignment stores, so if I find a great one there, I will take it as a sign and buy it!

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          September 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

          Sounds like a plan. I have a feeling one will fall right into your arms!

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    Amy Roseveare
    September 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Love this article! I agree that leather jackets are hot-hot-hot, and I don’t think they ever go out of style. 🙂

    • Reply
      September 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      I agree, Amy, they don’t seem to go out of style. But why does each new rendition look so hip and chic and desirable?

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