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Pleated skirts get an edge in leather

fashionover40 Winter outfit with full leather skirt
Turtleneck cashmere sweater with Oliveo pleated leather skirt,GNW  tights, Vince Camuto suede boots, 3.1 Philip Lim bag, and DIY coin necklace (all own)

Pleated skirts are statements in leather

When I saw a pleated leather skirt the first time, I knew I had to had one. It is such a contrast. Pleats, the incarnation of proper school girl and leather the equivalent to tough girl. Here I am wearing my pleated black leather shirt with a gray cashmere turtleneck sweater, gray tights and gray Vince Camuto suede boots. I added my coin necklace.

Design your own jewelry

My dad and I planned to have this necklace done. He sent me coins for my birthday in 2010 and we designed this necklace over the phone. We, on purpose, did put them on in random order and not by size. It makes the necklace more interesting and gives it a little edge. Or let us put it this way: It makes the necklace more me.

fashionover50 Winter outfit with pleated leather skirt
Side view of turtleneck sweater with Oliveo pleated leather skirt, Vince Camuto boots, DIY coin necklace and 3.1 Philip Lim bag (all own)

Style your outerwear, it’s an outfit for the streets

While the photos above show the outfit that I wore at the office, the photo below shows the outfit I wore on my way to work. Temperatures are now below zero. This means they call for a thick coat. I paired my gray boots and tights with my black faux fur A-line style coat. This coat is one of the few pieces in my wardrobe that I got in town. Unfortunately, the store where I got this went out of business two years after Gottschalk went down. Gottschalk was the main reason why people visited the mall. Thus, smaller boutiques would get their crumbles. It is sad that now there is only one department store left in town.

Add a pop of color

To add a pop of color I took my 3.1 Philip Lim bag, a gift from my husband on our wedding anniversary.

styleover40 Winter outerwear
A-line faux fur coat with Rack chevron cashmere scarf, leather gloves, Vince Camuto boots, 3.1 Philip Lim bag, GNW tight, and winter white beret (all own)

Do you like pleated skirts? How do you wear them to not look like a schoolgirl? Do you style your outerwear or just throw over a coat for insulation against the cold air? Let me know by email. I am curious. Let me know your dressing challenges so I can help you.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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