October 4, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Leather Skirt


Last year my friend Ashley was given a big bag of vintage hand-me-downs and she offered me this leather skirt. I'm so happy I accepted, especially since leather is such a huge trend this year! (Check out my faux picks under $100 below.) It was the perfect piece for re-creating this street style look that caught my eye. Also, my tops were a good color match, but the cardigan has 3/4 sleeves and the silk shirt is long-sleeve, so it took some finagling to make it work (I bunched up the sleeves a little, and then folded the cuffs over). Are you a fan of the leather trend? Would you wear a leather skirt?

Inspiration photo: Harper's Bazaar
Shirt: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales, $24 (similar, similarsimilar)
Leather skirt: hand-me-down
Cardigan: Gap, $18 (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Restricted/Endless, $40 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $138
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79

1. New York and Co 2. Piperlime 3. Forever 21 4. Shopbop 5. Alloy

45 comments:

  1. Love it!!!!! 

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  2. The skirt is beautiful on you. For me, I'm not sure I would be comfortable in full leather. I did recently buy a black skirt with faux leather trim on the waistband and to accent the pockets. It isn't as street cool but I think it's more "me."

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  3. Obsessed with the leather trend and especially love leather pencil skirts. This one looks great on you!
    www.whenwewander.blogspot.com

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  4. Great look on you....better than the inspiration photo

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  5. Love love love! Looks totally chic!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  6. pretty little thingsOctober 4, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    what an awesome way to style a leather skirt -- this outfit looks fab! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love the leather! I really like the color combo and the way you styled it. Very classy!

    ~Karen 
    www.sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

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  8. This looks great J!! Love the leather skirt, your version is much better than the inspiration photo!!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  9. i love the leather skirt and wish i could wear it to work without feeling a bit too edgy for my workplace. oh well!
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  10. J, how would you recommend styling a leather mini skirt? I bought one on a whim last fall, and I have yet to wear it. 

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  11. I never would have thought about wearing/buying a leather skirt, but you made it look so cute, I would actually consider it!

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  12. fabulous-o...that is so lucky that you saved that skirt!!! 

    cheers.

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  13. I just recently purchased a leather skirt from New York & Co and I don't know how I ever lived without it.  It is going to be fun to work with throughout fall and winter.  I love how you paired yours with the camel cardi and heels.  Heather

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  14. i got a similar leather skirt (to the alloy one) from H&M and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it. love your look, j!

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  15. very cute! leather is everywhere right now but being in Florida, I'm always afraid I will be too hot.. and I don't mean hot in the good way!

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  16. I just purchased my first leather skirt. I can't wait to wear it. It's still too hot in SoCal right now (still in the 90's). I like your outfit much better than the inspiration. Very polished and professional.

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  17. Leather skirt is on my fall wish list for sure!

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  18. Yours looks better than the model!!  Love it!

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  19. I am LOVING this color combination. Not something I would normally pair together, but they are so pretty. Great score on that leather skirt J

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  20. I recently purchased a burgundy faux-leather skirt from The Limited but haven't worn it yet.  I think the color combo you have here would work well with burgundy as well!  

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  21. It would look hot with this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=337498776275865&set=a.324855397540203.100240.120030604689351&type=3&theater I have an outfit with the same skirt and a blue shirt that I'm posting this weekend and it would also work!

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  22. I bought a vintage leather pencil skirt at a Goodwill Outlet that sells clothes by the pound.  It's now a permanent staple in my wardrobe!

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  23. I love items with a leather trim! An easier way to wear the trend and just as stylish in my opinion! :-)

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  24. I'm all over this leather trend. I would absolutely without a doubt wear a leather skirt. You lucked out with this hand-me-down!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow, I wasn't sure a leather skirt could work in my office--but this look totally fits the bill! Very edgy but classic too. Love it!

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  26. I've had a black leather skirt since the980s and have put it in my donation pile(s) many times (waist size kept changing), but have always taken it back out.  So glad to hear its back in style.  So glad I didn't get rid of it (and can fit into again).

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  27. I'm liking the leather trend, but not sure I could rock it. I'm more of a classic/traditional girl, but it might be fun to go outside my comfort zone but in a more classic way (like a pencil skirt!)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  28. LOVE the inspiration and camel and leather here!

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  29. I really like your leather skirt the best. I love the classic lines and cut. Really versatile and a classic piece to have in your wardrobe.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  30. Been on the hunt for one of these! Love how you styled it!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  31. Loving the pencil skirt for fall. Leather is the it item for fall for sure! You look great in the camel color as usual paired with the black skirt! 

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  32. Dream Boat FashionOctober 4, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    LOVE the leather skirt!! So cute!!! www.dreamboatfashion.com 

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  33. WOW I actually just bought a shimmery cream colored shirt from The Limited - this would be perfect! Thanks J!

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  34. I wore a dark brown leather pencil skirt with a cream silk blouse to my sweet 16 party in 1983. I took the skirt with me to college and wore it with chunky-knit sweaters. Even if I still had it, though, I couldn't fit into it. But to give some perspective on how sizing has changed since then, I weighed about 118 and the skirt was a size 6. Today, I weigh about 135 and in skirts I wear a 2, 4, or 6.

    For anyone wondering whether a leather skirt is comfortable, yes it is. Leather pants, no.

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  35. I like leather jackets but that's about it... being such a va-voom figure like myself makes wearing leather skirts verrrrrrry trashy looking :(


















    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  36. Love the leather skirt.  Never was a big fan of putting black and brown together though. 

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  37. I really want a leather skirt! Thanks for sharing these finds :)

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  38. I totally love the trend and I love the fresh colour pairing of the blush and tan against the black leather...so awesome. I don't own a leather skirt (I wish I did now) but I do own leather pants.  I have to try this colour/texture combo, it's just too amazing.

    coverupchic.blogspot.ca

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  39. I've always liked leather.  I absolutely love your shoes.  They are my favorite!

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  40. Which month of HB was the inspiration photo taken from?

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  41. It's from their website - I believe it was recent, like only a couple weeks ago! 

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  42. Love it - very classy!

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  43. You took the inspiration and used it to create a similar outfit, but it still has your own youthful twist! The skirt is polished, but the leather material gives it a shot of sex appeal. The colors in this outfit are so pretty! It's the perfect combination of hard and soft.
     
    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  44. I've gone back and forth on the leather skirt subject, and I've decided they're awesome.
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  45. i can't believe your skirt is a hand-me-down. it's stunning! you totally scored. :) 

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