Just a cute summer outfit idea for the leather-on-leather trend with some easy tips for the look.

  1. Office outfit with leather pencil skirt
  2. Leather-on-leather styling tips
  3. Styling the leather outerwear

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Office outfit with leather pencil skirt

Chinook (see glossary for definition) often brings a couple of warm days here in the Interior of Alaska. Therefore, I was able to wear comfortably this summery outfit of my white leather pencil skirt, and pink cashmere short sleeve sweater. I paired these pink and white pieces with my red pumps.

The idea is red plus white makes pink, sort of. 😉

A primary color with its lightened up version plus white is a fool proof combination. A primary color with its lightened up version plus white is a fool proof combination. #timelessstyle #colorcombinations Click To Tweet The statement necklace adds some interest. Yes, you can wear leather in spring and summer.

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Isaac Mizrahi cashmere sweater with Oliveo leather pencil skirt (similar here), Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle,  and statement necklace (all own)

Leather-on-leather styling tips

Here is the short list of my tips on how to wear leather-on-leather without looking like a rocker chick.

  1. The easiest way is to stay away from all black.
  2. Wear a leather jacket and add a skirt to the outfit. A fake skirt suit, so to say.
  3. Using classic tailored feminine cuts is another important aspect to make this look work.
  4. When you do not dare to take on the leather-on-leather trend to its fullest, you can wear the trend by choosing one of the pieces in suede. So chic and easy because of the stylish matte vs. glossy contrast.
  5. Wear a leather trench coat over a straight leather skirt. Then the trend is only visible when you wear the coat open.

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Learn more about how to wear leather-on-leather trend in this guide.

Styling the leather outerwear

For the commute in the still chilly morning and evening hours, I added my pink leather jacket with an oblong floral scarf for some interest. The scarf picks up the white, red and pink of the outfit. Leather-on-leather is full on trend. When wearing this trend, it is important to style it in a way that it does not look like you are disguising as a motorcycle chick. The look shown here works because of the unexpected colors of white and pink leather. These colors give the look a feminine touch. The classic cut of a pencil skirt and tailored jacket steer clear out of rocker and biker territory and rather read casual posh.


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Oliveo leather pencil skirt, Newport News tailored leather jacket (similar here), Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, Jaeger leather tote, and long floral scarf (all own)


For more stunning looks with this pink leather jacket see the post at the link.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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