How to wear a leather skirt
Many young ladies take great pride in having a impeccable sense of fashion. Before you can label yourself as the fashion queen, there’s one teeny tiny thing you must do. Wear a leather skirt. Conciliating with popular belief, leather skirts are indeed a little difficult to pull off. Perhaps it is because ladies are so used to wearing the ordinary skirts, that it becomes difficult to look chic in the exact same clothing item made from a completely different material.
Leather skirts aren’t only for the uptown girls who aren’t willing to put on anything other than leather. As a matter of fact, it’s a great way to keep you warm in the colder days of fall and the bone chilling days of winter without having to wear pants or jeans every single day. If anything it diversifies your closet and gives you plenty of options to choose from. An all leather outfit is a popular selection among many ladies, but that’s the not the only way of wearing leather skirts. With a refined sense of fashion, you can match up leather skirts with just about anything. It’s all about following key trends, staying in fashion and looking as appealing without appearing too out of place.
If you are afraid of dressing up in a leather skirt, then there is absolutely no reason to worry. Not all fashionistas can make everything work. At times, you need a little push to get you going. That’s exactly what we are here for. Give you that push, that food for thought that will help you look at leather skirts in a whole new light. The days of wearing the same old floral, denim and silk skirts are over. Leather skirts are here to rock your world and here are 20 ways you can incorporate them into your daily outfit.
- Pleated leather mini.
Pleated leather miniskirts can make you look classier than that model you see on the Gucci billboard. As said before, the secret to making a leather skirt work is the matching top and footwear. Go for a trendy loose fitting simple top with this leather skirt. Put on some hot pink lipstick, and wear a pair of bright sandals.
- Glamorous mini.
If you are a party girl at the local club, then wearing leather skirts is a must. A mini leather skirt coupled with a glamorous sequin top is as sexy a combination as it gets. For an even more appealing look, pick a pair of sexy stilettos. It’s all about bringing out your feminine side without looking like a giveaway.
- Simply elegant.
The elegant approach to wearing leather skirts, especially black leather skirts, is choosing a striking black blazer to go with it. High heels are a prerequisite here, choose a pair of bright pumps to create a nice contrast.
- Business lady.
Want to keep it professional? No problem. Leather skirts are just the thing for you. A black leather pencil skirt combined with a sharp white button down. Not to mention, add the pumps to this collection as well. It’s a great way to keep your work wardrobe fresh and diverse. Also, leather skirts make you look daring and energetic.
- Semi-formal look.
If you don’t want to look the head of a corporate team, then you may resort to a short A-line skirt with a simple button down tucked in. For a semi formal look, put on some killer shades and wrap a bracelet around your wrist to go with the watch.
- Paris chic.
An asymmetric leather skirt paired with a French sailor shirt will make anyone look very chic and stylish. Add a loose trench coat and a bright statement bag to complete the look. And remember to keep your hair natural.
- Long office day.
Like having your outfit planned hours before going out? Then you should do the same when sporting a leather skirt. A classic chambray button down shirt is one of the best items of clothing that you can put on with a black leather skirt. This attire is perfect for a journey out of town or a long day’s work.
- New colors.
Putting on leather skirts is all about being bold. Experiment with the colours. Go for a striking blue leather skirt with a pastel shirt for a new bold look. A statement bag and high platforms would perfectly cap off this outfit.
- Bright leather.
Showcasing vibrancy in colour is another aspect of wearing leather skirts. Don’t stay confined to the darker hues. Try out something like orange, red or even green. Do not be shy to mix red with red. These colours will not look out of place as long as your outfit matches with the skirt and you exude an air of comfort and elegance.
- Boho style.
Yes, leather does not always come in dark colors. Follow Olivia Palermo’s example and try calm earth colors to go all Boho. Mix and match different shades of nature and do not forget about braiding your hair for the ultimate Boho look.
- Sport chic.
It seems as though there is an endless combination for black leather skirts. One way of wearing them is with a boyfriend blazer and a stunning white tee. Put aside the heels and the shoes, step into a pair of converse this time. A sporty watch and a handy backpack along with baseball cap will make this the perfect outfit for a game at the local park or stadium.
- Street casual.
If you want to wear something that is pleasing to the eyes, then go for the faux leather skirt and the casual sweatshirt combination. As usual, keep the colour of the skirt black, and pick a much lighter, perhaps grey, shade for the sweater. Footwear should be not too glamorous with this outfit. For accessories, hold on to a brown leather bag.
- Simple is not boring.
If simplicity is what you strive for, then this next combination is perfect for you. A simple white crop top, coupled with sleek pumps. The leather skirt should be black or brown, nothing lighter.
- School girl.
If you thought the school girl look wouldn’t make it to this list, then you have been mistaken. We know that chequered skirts are a better way to pull off this look, but leather skirts do a pretty decent job as well. Button-up shirts with a fluffy black leather skirt and a pair of bright oxford shoes- that’s an unique school girl combination that is bound to raise a few eyebrows.
- Cocktail party.
The sequin combination that was mentioned before may have been a little too spectacular for some of you to digest. Go for a simpler look by putting on a slim fitting black leather skirt and a lighter hue of sequins. You may want to carry a purse to add to that air of elegance around you. For footwear, the best choice here would be the classic strappy heels in black or brown.
This one of a kind outfit consisting of a pure white leather skirt, pale white button down shirt, silky white blazer and a pair of chick white strappy heels is sure to make people let out a whispery “woah!”. If you are wearing shades with this outfit, then make sure they have a white rim and of course the wrist accessories have to be in white as well.
The all white had to be followed up by the all black attire. This one however, isn’t intended to make you look like a trendy celebrity from the the future or a kiwi rugby supporter. A leather black jacket, with black pencil or mini leather skirt and a faded black button down should do the trick. Look for colourful accessories that go well with black outfits such as silver strap watches, killer golden purses and of course the infamous leopard printed heels.
A cosy sweater and comfortable ankle booties are the perfect complements to a fluffy leather skirt. You may or may not wear tights with this one depending on the weather conditions.
This next one in the list is kind of an experimental look but when chosen correctly, it will without any doubt make you the trendsetter. All you need is a peplum knee length slim fitting leather skirts and a thin bright belt. An embellished clutch serves as a perfect accessory over here.
- Floral shirt.
A multi colour floral shirt with a pastel colored leather skirt is something that is truly unique. To go with the skirt, wear ethnic wooden jewellery. Add bright accessories to bring the summer mode closer to you, and you will look like a modern-day princess.
Now that your perspective of leather skirts has changed drastically, it’s time to start finding skirts that fit you well and bring out the diva in you. Not to mention, it’s time to spice up your skirt collection.
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And this is how I styled my black leather skirt from Zara (brought from last winters amazing sale for only 100 aed!!)
Leopard print shirt from Ted Baker, Boots from Top Shop and Bag from Mulberry
Here are some more if my looks in this rather funky leather skirt:
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