Sunday, September 18, 2016

How to Wear A Leather Skirt In The Daytime

How to Wear A Leather Skirt in the Daytime

Hey Guys, here's a question I've been getting a lot and with fall right around the corner, here are three ways to style a leather skirt for the daytime. 

People seem to be a little wary around the idea of wearing leather in the daytime, probably because it can look trashy if done wrong. Last season we saw an explosion of leather (knee high boots, jackets, leggings) and this season seems to be no different. That being said, here are three fail-safe ways I would style a leather skirt for daytime wear:

1.) The Office Appropriate Look: depending on your office or place of work, a leather skirt look can really amp up your fashion cred and add a bit of edge to your look. To style it in a safe way, ground the look with a white blouse and neutral cardigan. The shoes should also lean towards a more conservative vibe, so I went with velvet loafers and a classic structured bag. The velvet keeps the look trendy and a bit unexpected. 

2.) The Wear-Anywhere Look: Coffee run, errand running, out and about, this look can take you from day to night. I chose a comfy loose grey sweater with a mock neck and a half tucked striped blouse peeking out to add interest to the look. The slip on loafers add a bit of a cool girl twist and the metallic bag ties the look together. To go from day to night, keep hair loose and wavy and use the bag as a clutch (it's cross body.) If the blouse has been starched, you can always take the sweater off and carry it with the clutch. (Think Olsen messy bun for daytime and Giselle waves for night time.)

3.) The Street Wear Look: Want to feel like a super insta-worthy blogger? pair this leather skirt with an oversized (menswear helps) sweatshirt with a logo or lettering. (I love this Givenchy one with distressed holes, but any oversized sweatshirt will do). Tie a striped or plaid button down around your waist (it helps accentuate a waist when wearing something oversized). Finish the look with some statement sneakers and a carry-all bag. If you really want to go all the way add a suede or canvas baseball cap to tie the whole sporty-chic look together. 

The key to these looks is neutrals and a minimalism. When styling leather, less is more. Leather makes a big statement on its own, so styling should lean towards minimalism and clean lines. You can't go wrong with neutrals and a classic blouse. Keep things simple and you can't go wrong.  

- Joelle 

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