While I love a good leather mini skirt, its equally chic older sister is the topic of today’s post. I’m talking about the leather midi skirt! For most people the only leather, both faux and real, they own comes in the jacket variety. A leather midi skirt is an often overlooked classic wardrobe staple when chosen wisely. How? It’s always age appropriate and it can be worn almost any season to numerous occasions. Think of it as an edgier alternative to your classic black pencil skirt which offers a lot of versatility not only to your casual wear but your 9-5 style too. So keep scrolling to see what to keep a look out for when buying a leather midi skirt of your own + how to put together a killer look with the skirt you choose!
2. Decide on Your Top
Don’t overthink it here. If the idea of the leather skirt is daunting enough stick to a simple top. Think a white tee, cream turtleneck or black sweater. For those who are ready to go even bolder, incorporate fun colors or patterns.
4. Pick the Right Shoes
When it comes to shoes keep in mind the purpose of your outfit. I’m all for comfort first then fashion so I’ll be the first to tell you to swap uncomfortable heels for chic loafers any day! For a casual look and a day filled with walking reach for sneakers or if it’s freezing a pair of over the knee boots.
- Pick Your Skirt’s Fit
This step is crucial if you’re going to rock a leather midi skirt like a street style pro. Take the time to figure out what type of fit works best for your body, comfort level and lifestyle. If you’re looking for a timeless fit then reach for a fitted pencil skirt. For those who want don’t want to highlight their midsection look into looser more flared skirts.
3. Keep in Mind Your Layers
Often times a coat is an afterthought for most people. This is a rookie mistake. Coordinating your outfit with you outerwear is a simple way to really take your outfit to the next level. An easy option is a jacket in a neutral color that compliments your skirt and figure. If you’re trying to highlight your waist think a crop style faux fur jacket. Or for a more professional outfit reach for a long line coat in a classic color like camel or black.
When styling items like this that seem overwhelming at first, the key is to keep the rest of your look comfortable. Once you get used to wearing your skirt you’ll gradually build the confidence to try even bolder combinations. Don’t believe me, see how I wore a leather midi skirt for the first time on the blog and see for yourself!