And I'll have a B please Bob. But is it biker or bomber? It's definitely obsession number three.
Today it's the biker. There is no other reason for this post except for the fact I love them. And seem to keep acquiring them. I did start off writing this article thinking I can't put them into the "obsessed" category as I don't feel the need to keep buying. But then I realised I do. Without a shadow of a doubt, these have become a complete wardrobe staple for me. In different colours, both faux and real leather and in slightly different styles. I have two black, brown, navy and yellow. I fear that it may have tipped into obsessed territory.
For anyone taking stock, my burgundy one is definitely a bomber jacket. It is the only one I own, for the record.
Biker jackets also head up the list of things which I have the most requests to blog about. Therefore I do write about it pretty often as they come and go.
And the best thing these days, is that you don't have to spend a lot. I have a mix of leather and faux versions and these days - the latter can be exceptional.
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing more luxurious than a buttery soft leather jacket that just looks better with age. However for a pick me up, an instant wardrobe lifter, a cheeky faux bargain is a winner. And with maxi and midi dresses and skirts going nowhere for next season, this a jacket you need. Not to mention wide leg trousers - be them long or cropped - set to be in full flow in the coming months, the biker is the perfect compliment to pretty much, any outfit.
Alas my beloved Onyx jacket from hush is sold out but I do know that they're doing another version in their transitional range which is launching in the next couple of weeks (I'm trying to see from the pics I've been sent if it's navy... praying that they do a navy one.... but I think it's black Which is great for those of you who don't have black - not so great for me, already having a black one).
Starting with the faux gems - some sales bargains but some new in. Main thing they have in common is that they will sell out. I have two from Zara - a yellow and a studded one that was a total impulse buy that I have worn and worn and worn since getting it in December. Currently sold out as I press publish though (not doing very well at this, am I?)
But there are others that are in stock that I would happily wear and the first bargain of the day goes to Mango.
Zipped Biker Jacket from Mango in black was £39.99 now £29.99
Can highly recommend these from M&S - amazing fit, great quality.
Faux Leather Stitch Detail Biker Jacket from M&S in tan £55
And in the black.
For those who find leather too harsh, there's always the faux suede to consider.
Faux suede biker jacket R Studio at La Redoute £49
Or the petrol blue. Love this shade was £49 now £29.40
Adore this one - khaki, my favourite newly discovered neutral.
Khaki Suedette Biker Jacket from New Look £39.99
And in the dark grey suedette again £39.99
But in the sale there are some leather bargains to be had.
Starting with La Redoute. Adore the styling of this - one for Spring for me, for sure.
Leather Biker Jacket R Studio was £185 now £92.50
And the tan version which is now £110 Love this colour.
And this collar is just sublime. It can be worn fitted or open (duh - like all bikers. I'll get my coat).
And the grey which is has 60% off and is down to £79.60
Black again with a slightly more pared back look. Definitely less *biker* and more of a clean cut shape to it.
Leather Biker Jacket R Studio in black from La Redoute was £225 now £112.50
Another classic shape at ASOS for a bargain price. And in brown. I have had a brown biker jacket from AllSaints for about eight years now and it comes out every single year. A super useful colour which does in fact, go with everything.
ASOS Leather Biker Jacket with Stitch Detail was £140 now £56
And the bargains at ASOS keep on coming. More black.
ASOS Leather BIker Jacket with Zip Detail was £150 now £60
Oxblood Red from AllSaints £380 now £266 with an extra 20% off Sale items with the code January.
And finishing with two randoms which I am trying so so hard not to press buy on... leopard. I could possibly say that the one obsession I have which usurps all others is that of leopard. When I was in Harvey Nichols there was an Isabel Marant pony skin leopard biker that had 80% off. It was still scarily expensive. And (handily) it was also way too small.
However this one... from AllSaints so an extra 20% off with the code January.
Harnett Suede Biker Jacket was £380 now £266 Did I mention it's my birthday at the end of the month?!
Or there's the Mango version was £69.99 now £39.99
And another look.... if it were £29.99 I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Maybe I'll order it? In the interests of research? Would anyone like me to order it to *see*?!
Ok now I'm officially not looking at any more as I do still have bomber jackets to check out too. So which B are you? Bomber or Biker? And I haven't even looked at oversized jackets yet - just the fitted versions. Oh, you can see how it's easy to become obsessed. So far, we've done white trainers, ankle boots (which I feel, with hindsight, is a rather all encompassing subject to be fair) and biker jackets. Surely there can't be that many more? Anyone want to hazard a guess at what else will make the list? It's certainly not flat sandals (jeez, check out the clutching at straws statement).
And here I am in mine yesterday.
Midi Dress - Autograph at M&S
Stud faux leather biker - Zara
Mario bag - Jerome Dreyfuss
Peep toe leather wedge sock boots - Rick Owens
No doubt I will be wearing one tomorrow and maybe I'll get the legs out again. A day of research and then writing. Am sure I'll come back inspired...