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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.
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.
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