Pleats are a big trend (again). You can’t go wrong with the classics, namely, tartan sewn-down pleats or solid color accordion pleats. But what about leather pleats? See my best pleated leather skirt outfit ideas.
- Are Pleated Leather Skirts in Style?
- How Do You Wear a Pleated Leather Skirt?
- What Accessories Work with a Pleated Leather Skirt?
- Pleated Leather Skirt Outfit Ideas
- Take Home Message on What Goes with a Pleated Leather Skirt
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Are Pleated Leather Skirts in Style?
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 feminine preppy outfits, and leather, the equivalent to tough girl, street style look. It’s a great trend with various options of pleats, lengths, and colors.
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How Do You Wear a Pleated Leather Skirt?
Style the skirt like you would wear a fabric pleated skirt, but avoid deep cleavage. The goal is to dim the sexiness of the leather down for a feminine look in which the material is the statement.
Alternatively, go for a Rock’n Roll inspired street style chic in which you replaced the leather pants with the skirt.
What Accessories Work with a Pleated Leather Skirt?
The first look is styled along the eternal classic of a black and white look. It’s foolproof, when you keep your cleavage covered. The mockneck of the sweater is great with a brooch. In addition, the look is accessorized with a studded collier de chien cuffs. To keep the look edgy, despite of the classic color combination, add statement booties that draw attention to the ankles. See more looks with these camouflage booties.
In the second example, the coin-necklace is the statement, and takes the attention away from the skirt. The turtleneck provides a modest vibe, and counteracts the sexiness of the leather. As a result, the look may even be office appropriate when your work dress code allows wearing leather. The gray tights and suede boots make for a cool street chic look. At the office, switch into pumps. Learn why to switch your shoes at the office in winter, in this ultimate guide on how to avoid cold feet.
Pleated Leather Skirt Outfit Ideas
Inspiration with cardigan and beret
Example with pearls and striped sweater
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Take Home Message on What Goes with a Pleated Leather Skirts
Pleated leather skirts are a statement. However, you can style them the same way as a pleated skirt. Keep the tops on the modest side to counteract the sexiness of leather. The big benefit of a leather skirt? It doesn’t bear the risk too look Old Lady like many pleated skirts do.
When you are in the market for adding the leather trend to your wardrobe, you may want to learn what to look for when shopping leather clothes.
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