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Leather skirt fashion has been around since ages. However, most women don’t want to know how good leather skirts were in 1800. They want to know what it says about them right here, right now. Are leather skirts in style? Are they fashionable? What kind of an image do I project with leather skirts?
Here’s the answer: leather skirts are very much in fashion today, don’t worry! They can be worn on a number of occasions and you will be happy you found this wardrobe element. You can find celebrities wearing leather skirts on the red carpet quite often, but about regular street fashion? Are people like you and me wearing leather skirts and carrying it off? Again, the answer is an emphatic yes! I’ll show you below how it is done.
Leather Skirts: Casual to Elegant
Candice Swanepoel, the South African Model in New York posing in a leather skirt in Central Park
Leather skirts and boots is a classic look that you can wear to any party or outdoors, whether it is a night out with the girls or a dinner date. And don’t believe for a second that they are “not for you”, since that look is donned by everyone from supermodels to girls going out for a casual night out.
Leather skirts stand out, so be sure you are able to carry yourself in a cohesive way. Also, a lot of interesting accessories go well with a leather skirt and boots look. In the above, even the watch is a good matching accessory that can greatly enhance your elegant look. Never forget the power of accessories. If you’re interested more in this, scroll down, where you’ll find many more ideas on accessories.
Remember that your leather skirt outfit can be a good fit in both indoor locations, such as clubs or dates, and also outdoor locations, just out in the street. For the rest of the post, we’ll give you many different ideas for both of these.
Here are a few more street looks with leather skirt.
Leather Skirt: Street Style
Black Leather Skirt with Sweater Top and Black Heels
Of course, this is the simplest look with leather. Sky is the limit for your creativity. You can try anything from the modest to the outrageous when you are looking at leather skirts. Below is a custom leather skirt design that is sexy and elegant. Hopefully the lady who ordered it liked it. I see no reason not to!
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Leather Skirts: Pure Elegance
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Leather skirts can belong to the realm of pure elegance. There are so many different aspects to this great piece of clothing. You need to think of the color, texture, length and the rest of the dress-up to determine what kind of look you are ultimately going to sport.
The long leather skirt can be a really classy look that ranks one of the topmost on my list of most elegant dresses you can ever wear. I also especially like the color – black isn’t the only color you need to look at. There is everything from purple and red to golden leather skirts.
Of course, a short leather skirt is another great way to sport a sexy and elegant look, sexy being the key. With leather skirts, you can carry off a look that is both elegant and sexy that isn’t an easy combination. Of course it also depends on the classy lady carrying that look. See below for a good example.
Red Leather Skirt
Trendy Leather Skirt
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The Versatility of Leather Skirt
You’ve probably seen the versatility of leather skirts with or without heels from the photos above. Don’t let that limit you, however. There are still plenty of unexplored options that you can try on. What if the weather is relatively cold? Can you wear a sweater on top? Sure you can!
What about prints, like leopard prints for the top? Again, why not.
So again, don’t try to copy the ideas here, but rather get the gist of how you can mix and match things up. Get creative with your tops.
Leather skirts with high heels have a charm of their own. Of course, like any skirt, this can depend on the season. If it isn’t really a skirt-season (think winter in New York City) you can always try leather pants/leggings that not only protect you from the cold but still allow you to explore your leather fetish. Speaking of leather skirts with high heels in the summer season though, there are plenty of good options. You now have two things to think about – your heels and your skirt. You can get creative with them both.
Leather Skirts and Heels
Your heels of course are an important part of your outfit and the way you carry yourself. It is not uncommon to see black leather skirts paired with black heels, for example. However, you don’t need to limit yourself. Blacks and nudes may be the most popular heel colors you see, but don’t be afraid to bring out your playful side. Go for the girly pinks if that suits your personality!
Even for more casual occasions, say taking a stroll through the park, pinks can match well with blacks.
One misconception among women is that their leather skirt color needs to match their heels. That isn’t true. You can actually mix it up. In fact, you can go the complementary color route, either with your top or skirt. In addition to the pictures above, here’s another one to keep your mind at ease.
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Experimenting with Colors
Leather skirts give you a lot of room to experiment, not just with the color of the skirt itself, but of the top you’re wearing with the skirt. This provides a dual element of surprise, and also helps you with a number of different combinations that you can think of. You don’t need to go all bold with red skirts like above, but you can still strike a classy and bold look with a plain black skirt when coupled with an appropriate top.
Or the reverse – black top with a colored leather skirt.
Of course, you can be more playful and go for outfits that are more fun, like this floral top on a leather skirt. Remember, if you’re able to carry these playful looks off, they are well worth the effort and investment!
Pinks and Reds
Pinks and reds can always look good on women who can carry it off, but don’t forget about the more neutral colors like yellows. Depending on the occasion and the look you’re trying to carry, you can pair a pink or red top with a black leather skirt, or another color top with a pink or red skirt. If it’s the latter, lighter colors like whites may be more appropriate.
Here are some ideas in the former category: pink or red tops coupled with black leather skirts. Remember there is ample scope for jewelry and accessories in this case.
Also note the diversity of types of tops that are possible not just in color and texture but also size and shape.
And here’s the beautiful Emma Miller in one of her characteristic charm and style, showing off the red top paired with a black leather skirt.
Here are some options for you when you’re looking at pink/maroon/red tops to go with your leather skirts –
Now here is the latter look, which combines a red or pink leather skirt with a different colored top. Pay special attention to the types of accessory ideas you may want to look into. Again, there is ample scope for jewelry and accessories in this look.
Again, note the diversity of tops that are possible, from short to long to sleeves/sleeveless. You can usually get quite creative, and depending on your current wardrobe, you can mix and match leather skirts with a wide variety of tops. The accessories and jewelry are also easier in this case, since you have two colors to choose from to match.
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There are some standard looks that you can emulate, especially when you throw in black heels into the mix. Here are some ideas. Notice that the top can be revealing or conservative, depending on your looks and mood and what suits you best. Either way you get a chic look. In fact, below you’ll find one with a sweater for the top as well.
If you still need to be convinced on the virtues of the red leather skirt, look at Nicky Hilton, the smoking-hot designer, model, and socialite who knows a thing or two about fashion. And do notice her style in accessories too.
But don’t think the red leather skirt is only for parties and special occasions, or the red carpet. Far from it. It is versatile, and you can make it casual as well. The easiest way is to pair it with a t-shirt.
Here are some options for your pink/red leather skirts with various types of possible tops – from variety to color.
Black and Whites
This should go without saying, but you can also never really go wrong with black and white:
Going all-white with leather can be a little tricky because of the look – I don’t know if anyone can really pull that off to be honest! However, going all black can always be a great option to get a nice revealing and sexy look or even a foxy but conservative look not showing too much skin but still showing that playful and bold side of your personality.
If you’re still skeptical of and all-black outfit with a leather skirt, look no further for inspiration than the Swedish beautiful model and actress, Caroline Winberg.
For the cold, you can also combine a pure-black outfit with something lighter on top to provide some contrast.
Don’t forget that you can experiment with black tops to make it casual, and show off your accessories in the process as well.
Here are some additional fashion styles, with all blacks, to consider.
Leather Skirt Monochromes
Leather skirt monochromes is an interesting outfit choice, and usually goes with a leather top of the same color as your skirt. Since this is a double-leather whammy, it can be a bold choice for special occasions where you want the heads to turn. There is only a single color choice in this case though. Also, pay attention to the jewelry, because now you have limited options since the jewelry needs to go well with the monochrome (previously, you can pair your jewelry with either your top or your skirt color).
Accessories and Leather Skirts
Purses or minimal jewelry can go well with these outfits. Experiment with different colors to see what fits you best. Complement your colors, like red on black –
or just use a matching accessory to your top and leather skirt, like a black and white purse that goes with a white top and black skirt
Alternately, look for accessories that match either your top or your skirt.
Or just go with something completely different.
Don’t think you have to stick with reds and blacks though!
You can scroll through the above images to get any ideas for accessories you are looking for. Make sure you are taking any jewelry or watches into consideration too.
What are your thoughts on leather skirt fashion?
Buying Leather Skirts
There are a dizzying array of fashionable leather skirts that you can buy online depending on your budget. However, remember that with most fashion, it is not about how much money you spend but how smart you can be with limited money, including accessories. That’s what you should be concentrating on – a unique look for the occasion that doesn’t cost you too much. Do your research online!