Edgy Elegance

Leather jacket and maxi skirt

Musée des Beaux Arts Tournai Belgique

Leather jacket and oversized knit scarf

Outfit in cold hues

White knit maxi skirt and leather jacket

Outfit in front of Musee des Beaux Arts de Tournai

Esprit blue-grey biker-style leather jacket

ASOS Oversized Extra Long Rib Knit Scarf

Suede lace-up ankle boots

Esprit leather jacket and Asos oversized scarf

Winter outfit in cold hues

Esprit Jacket | Vintage Skirt (similar here and here) | Pull&Bear Shoes (similar here and here) | Vintage Bag (similar herehere and here) | Asos Scarf (similar here, here and here)

Location: Museum of Fine Arts (TripAdvisor), Tournai, Belgium

 

My personal style tends to demonstrate bipolar tendencies every once in a while. I usually have a rather feminine style but sometimes I just want to step out of the house feeling like a tough(er) kid, wearing something more boyish or edgy.

That occasional rocker drift (even though I’m too young to truly understand the meaning of that word) has been the root of my longstanding love-hate relationship with leather jackets. I’ve been on the hunt for one for as long as I can remember. I love the instant off-duty feeling and rebellious punch it gives to an outfit and the warmth it provides without obstructing your movement as thicker coats tend to do. Yet I’ve never managed to find one that I like. Whenever I try one on in a store, it just doesn’t look good on me and I end up sticking to my usual fool proof garments. As much as I wanted to make it work, the mirror just told me otherwise.

Recently, in the wake of the sartorial icon being declared the star of the season by Vogue, I decided to borrow this leather jacket from Esprit from my cousin and give the whole concept another chance.

My cousin’s jacket was not the androgynous black type, instead it had a softer, beautiful grey/bluish colour that made the jacket a little more true to myself than the ones I had tried on before. The leather is buttery soft rather than stiff (what you’d expect from a biker jacket), with a figure-hugging cut and asymmetrical zip closure. I paired it with some neutral Scandinavian-inspired hues, among which a vintage cream knit 7/8 skirt with a back slit that gives the look a more distinctive female touch and an oversized scarf (apologies for the slipshod way of draping the latter in my last few photos!).

It still does feel “me” but at the same time just a little more invincible. Come on, girls, join me. The world is waiting for us.

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20 Comments

  1. Adaleta December 21, 2015

    This is such a lovely outfit, and you really have that elegance about you. Lovely! adaatude.com


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thank you! Lovely to hear that!


  2. Saba December 15, 2015

    You look very chic in this outfit, and the jacket adds a rebellious edge. Lovely images!

    Saba

    http://www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      I do love the combination of chic/elegant and just a little touch of rebel :) Have a great day!


  3. Quincy December 14, 2015

    Amazing design and images.
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  4. Petite Maison of Fashion December 13, 2015

    Beautiful skirt – it’s sexy yet chic at the same time

    xoxo,
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/


  5. Kamila December 13, 2015

    You look so beautiful!!
    Hope you’re having great weekend :)

    http://simplethingsbiginspirations.blogspot.com


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      A great week for you too! (Sorry for the delay in my reply) Xx


  6. Norma December 13, 2015

    Your photos are, as usual, wonderful. This royal background fits the elegance of your outfit. These soft colors make me dream of travelling again, after winter. Your soft shawl however, gives you the ideal protection for the coming cold.

    Thanks for this inspiration!

    Norma


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      I love how you describe my outfit! Thanks for your beautifully written comment. Xx


  7. Elly December 13, 2015

    Amazing outfit! You look stunning in it. I adore the soft blue – white combination. The skirt is really elegant and the marvellous leather jacket indeed looks “buttery soft”. I’m sure this one will fit me too :).

    Love it
    Elly


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      The jacket really is the kind that fits everyone! Thanks!


  8. Nashia Anthony December 13, 2015

    Lovely outfit, I like the jacket a lot

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem


  9. Thuy December 12, 2015

    Love how you used the hat, scarf, and skirt in this outfit.

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  10. Scarllet December 12, 2015

    You look amazing this outfit makes me wanna buy a white skirt

    http://luxurysmoland.blogspot.pt/


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Yes, I remember that white is really your style too! I love how versatile a knitted white skirt is…


  11. Emma December 12, 2015

    Ahhh such beautiful images lady!! I love looking at your blog, your images are always perfection! The outfit is gorgeous and the colours are stunning together. Very luxe! Xx

    http://www.theemasphere.com


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thank you, Emma! The leather jacket, the knit skirt, the soft scarf: the outfit definitely felt very luxurious indeed :)


  12. Sun Moon December 12, 2015

    Such a sophisticated approach to casual style! I love the whites and the warm tones, how they compliment each other!

    http://sunmoonstyle.blogspot.rs/


    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thank you! The tones feel a little Scandinavian, isn’t it?


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