Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes + Style With a Smile Link Up

April 4, 2017

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes

I’ve got a feeling I’m going to be getting a lot of wear out of these culottes over Spring/Summer. They’re so comfortable and much more versatile than I’d imagined. I bought them for my trip to Abu Dhabi where I only wore flat shoes, but I’ve discovered they work equally well with heels. Wearing cropped trousers or culottes gives you the opportunity to show off your shoes, so you can let them be the focus of attention and keep the rest of the outfit simple. I’m not of the “less is more” inclination though, so the gold sandals have to share the limelight.

The jacket is cropped so it doesn’t cover the waistband of the culottes – a longer jacket would ruin the silhouette and look shapeless.

For cooler Spring temperatures this lightweight biker jacket and culottes is a great option because they provide coverage without bulk. The jacket is cropped so it doesn’t cover the waistband of the culottes – a longer jacket would ruin the silhouette and look shapeless. With voluminous garments it’s important to have some definition otherwise they can swamp your body. My general rule is to pair a fitted top with a looser bottom half, or vice versa.

As it’s a lightweight fabric I could wear it for the office instead of a blazer, and under a long coat when it’s colder.

The ivory and black jacket is from online store Yoins, a brand I hadn’t heard of until recently. When I ordered the jacket I was expecting the fabric to be thicker and more rigid, but it’s a crepe type material. As it’s a lightweight fabric I could wear it for the office instead of a blazer, and under a long coat when it’s colder. I had to be careful with the sizing as Yoins has a standard size guide on the website but individual items vary in their sizing. This jacket is a UK 12-14 (the largest size available at the time) but I would say it’s more like a size 10. It is a little snug on the bust and shoulders, but not tight or restrictive. I’m wearing a black vest underneath which is fine, but I couldn’t comfortably wear a jumper with it. A thin blouse would be fine though.

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes

My advice when ordering from overseas is: check the individual garment’s size guide, measure yourself accurately and check the returns policy.

When ordering from an overseas brand for the first time I’m always a bit apprehensive. I came across mixed reviews from customers – the negative ones mainly due to the delivery time. I was expecting to wait about three weeks for the jacket to arrive, but to my surprise it turned up in just over a week. All good. My advice when ordering from overseas is: check the individual garment’s size guide, measure yourself accurately and check the returns policy.

For accessories I took my cue from the gold tone zip and buttons on the jacket: a simple gold necklace that I’ve had for years, gold chain handle on my faux fur bag and strappy Biba sandals that are more comfortable than they look! The gold accents make up for the lack of colour I usually crave. I added a chunky bracelet, hat and sunglasses to complete the look.

Are you a fan of culottes or are they a no-go for you? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to link up your outfits!

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes zara-faux-fur-bag

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes gold-biba-sandals

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes

Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes

Outfit details: Yoins jacket c/o | Yumi culottes (similar) | Biba sandals (old, similar) | Zara hat (similar) | Zara bag (similar) | Joe’s sunglasses (similar)

 


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*Disclaimer: I was gifted the jacket in exchange for a review. All opinions are completely honest and unbiased. This post contains some affiliate links meaning I may earn a small amount if you click on them, which goes towards the running costs of the blog.

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39 responses to “Lightweight Biker Jacket and Culottes + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. I have one pair of culottes that I got last year and I was so surprised how much I love them!
    I bet you’ll wear these more than you ever thought Emma!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  2. Gail says:

    Always looking for decent culottes. They’re very versatile but it’s hard to find the right ones! You have….lucky gal.
    Gail

  3. That’s a great jacket!!!
    Jaymie

  4. Rachel says:

    I love your jacket! It’s a lovely piece to wear this spring! Very chic!

    xoxo

    http://chicglamstyle.com/ariadne-perfect-balance-hydrator/

  5. I love your shoes! And your toe color, it’s a pretty purple-ish color.

  6. Ada says:

    Rocking those culottes my friend. You look great in a hat. The moto jacket and bag are both fun and gorgeous! Thanks for another awesome linkup!

  7. Laurie says:

    The jacket is gorgeous Emma! I haven’t heard of this brand so will be popping over for sure. And of course you have styled it perfectly. xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

  8. Nancy says:

    I bought one last winter,I already had tried one before but didn’t like it, and I love them! I love yours to, of course I do I love black! And the jacket is fantastic! Thank you for hosting Emma!

  9. jacqui says:

    I’m going to pull my culottes out tomorrow, these look fab on you and lovely how you’ve styled them.. Some inspiration right here! Thanks for hosting the link up Emma. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  10. What a beautiful sillouette Emma! I love the culottes on you. I have never tried them! Love the shoes too, beautiful! I have been shoe buying a bit myself lately.
    Have a wonderdul week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  11. Maren says:

    Absolutely cool! I’m in love with this! :))) <3<3<3…thank you for this post and this inspiration! ;)…Have a nice evening and bes wishes from wellnesshotel südtirol 😉 Maren !

  12. Roxanne says:

    You make me want to try culottes! Also, thank for the tips for ordering from overseas. I sometimes screw that up.
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

  13. Dawn Lucy says:

    Super fun and chic, Emma!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

  14. Jill says:

    This is such a chic look! Those culottes are fabulous and look great styled with that jacket!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  15. Nicole says:

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party. Great black and white look with the right amount of edgy!

  16. Liz says:

    What a fun outfit! I love that you added the hat. Happy Friday!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  17. Judith says:

    Emma, what a classic look. Culottes are so fun in that they can be dressed up or down. Love your hat, chunky bracelet, and gold sandals – they pair up so well with your biker jacket. Thank you for participating in Hat Attack!

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