How I wear a long leather skirt over 40

over 50 years old fashion blogger in maxi leather skirt with camo jacket and graphic Tee

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What to wear with a maxi leather skirt

Today, just a What I Wore kind of post for inspiration. I love leather since I was a child (read this post to find out why). Thus, I bought this tea-length leather skirt in spring. I did not get to wear it in summer, because we had an unusual, record breaking warm summer. Thus, it was just too warm to wear a tea-length leather skirt. The skirt was intended for cool days. It’s perfect for fall, especially when it’s windy, but dry.

My styling tricks to wear a long leather skirt

In this post I show  how to wear  a red leather skirt that is almost floor length. I wore this cherry red A-line leather skirt with my fall snake imprinted open-toe booties, a short-sleeve cashmere black knit sweater, and a gray cashmere cardigan. I knotted the tails of the cardigan to “shorten” it visually, and to add some shape. For further interest I added my bold necklace that I made in a recreational class when I was in college. The bright cherry red added a pop of color to this rainy fall day. Its leather protected me from the slight wind on the hill.

Like with fabric maxi skirts, you have to balance the skin/fabric to not look old-fashioned. Thus, when it is already too cold to go bare legs, fake the look with pantyhose like in the inspiration photos below. Also you have to create a balance between the long skirt and whatever you wear on top.

#styleover40 Long red A-line leather skirt with sweater and cardigan

fashion blogger styling a Long leather skirt
Outfit details: Oliveo long leather skirt (similar here), Moda International cashmere cardigan, Moda International sweater, structured bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Bulova watch, unbranded pantyhose, open-toe snake print sandals, and DIY necklace (all own)

Long over long and over short

While in the above look, I knotted the tails to create a long with short look, in the look, in the look below, I went for a long jacket over the top, and sort of long over long. Again the right balance for the hem lines is important for the look to work.  I pulled the drawstrings a bit to give the illusion of a peplum to create some curves and to highlight the waistline of the skirt. All these efforts served to balance the look.


fashion blogger over 50 in camouflage jacket with red leather skirt

style blogger in casual look with leather skirt
Outfit details: Orvis camouflage floral print utility jacket, Keep Calm Let the Meteorologist Handle It T-shirt, Oliveo maxi leather skirt, Steve Madden fall sandals, unbranded pantyhose, studs headband, Hermes collier de chien cuff (all own), and green sandelwood watch c/o Jord

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