Leather skirts are having a moment. Read when you can wear a leather skirt for work and play yearround.
- My Love for Leather Started Early
- Queen Letizia, Meghan Markle, Melania Trump Donned Leather Skirts when on Duty
- Wear the Pleated Leather Skirt Trend when Going Out Dancing
- A Stripped Leather Skirt Is a Statement Piece
- A Leather Skirt Is Timeless and Seasonless
- Hosentürle Mini Skirt for Octoberfest
- Top of the World Style Linkup No. 330
Disclosure: This post has affiliate links.
My Love for Leather Started Early
I have always loved real leather clothes. The smell, feel, look, and sound it makes when worn! Did you ever notice the luxurious, but quiet and calming sound of leather when you walk in leather clothing? Like the purring of cat.
Yes, I had some shiny, and some mate faux leather skirts, and dresses when I was a kid. I remember a tan sleek faux leather dress I had as a 8 year old girl with gold colored snaps for closure in the front. I remember an orange petal hem A-line suede leather skirt with press bottoms for closure in the front. While I loved wearing faux leather clothes as much as the real ones as a kid, today I feel I am better suited to real leather. When you sit down no other fabric or material presents such a smooth, straight and clean looking skirt hem line than leather.
Queen Letizia, Meghan Markle, Melania Trump Donned Leather Skirts when on Duty
In Europe, a leather skirt is part of Euro Chic style. Of course, you have it in a neutral color like brown, tan, gray or black. It is part of the buisness casual wardrobe there. No wonder, you saw photos of Queen Letizia and the Duchess of Sussex wearing a leather skirt when on duty.
In the US, it’s a great option for business casual style when your HR approved dress code allows wearing leather. I recall photos of our former First Lady Melania Trump wearing a tan midi leather skirt when descending the Air Force 1.
A leather skirt looks great with a crisp button-down shirt, a (faux) twinset or a sleek sweater. See for instance, the photos below.
Wear the Pleated Leather Skirt Trend when Going Out Dancing
The next photos demonstrate how I wor my pleated leather skirt with a keyhole top at dance practice. An all black outfit is always chic. The look work because of the contrasts in shineand texture of the fabrics and leather. Satin, jersey, pleated leather.
Wear Your Leather Skirt with a Striped T-shirt on the Weekend
The next leather skirt outfit inspiration features an above-the-knee length A-line leather skirt styled with a striped skirt for the weekend. The scarf ties the look together. Read more on styling with scarves.
A Stripped Leather Skirt Is a Statement Piece
This custom-made striped leather skirt is a statement piece. Therefore, the styling starts with the skirt. Using colors of the stripes or just black pieces make the skirt stand out. A perfect piece what to wear to a dinner party, for going out, or to get noted. Therefore, it’s great option when dressing for First Friday.
A Leather Skirt Is Timeless and Seasonless
In a neutral color and straight cut, a leather skirt is timeless. In maritime temporate climate regions, like for instance, the Pacific Northwest or Western Mid Europe, it works year round on windy and rainy days. More on dressing for the weather of the Paficic Northwest.
When paired with the right under- and outerwear, you can wear a leather skirt even in Alaska in winter. See for example the striped skirt outfit ideas. Leather is not only for fall and winter. You can wear leather also in spring and summer.
Hosentürle Mini Skirt
Recently, I stumbled upon this cool Hosentürle mini skirt and ordered it. It is such a statement piece. I had never seen one when I lived in Bavaria. I am not sure whether I will wear it when we go to listen to a band at one of the October celebrations in the Fairbanks metropolitan area. Probably, I will stick to a .
The buttons are made from deer horn and are attached with a leather string. The embroidery is traditional and pushes the leather up thereby creating structure.
The photo above shows how I styled my new Hosentürle skirt for date night with my husband. I wore brown opaque tights as we now have already temperatures below the freezing point at night. I did not want to go down the sweet Alpine styling route to not look like wearing a costume. Furthermore, in America, Oktoberfest is incorrectly celebrated in October only and does not start in September as does the original Oktoberfest in München.
To push the skirt into American territory, I added an oversize denim jacket, a structured bag and my green, white, black, and blue plaid shirt. To elongate the legs I wore my brown sandals from my favorite childhood brand that I found in a consignment store recently. Thus, the skirt looks more like street style than Oktoberfest.
The photos below show another way to style the skirt to not look like wearing a costume.
Top of the World Style Linkup No. 330
Welcome to the Top of the World Style linkup party.
Congrats Ladies! Grab your award buttons.
Please invite your friends.
Come join me at the Top of the World Style #linkup party. #ffblogger Click To Tweet
I invite all fashion and style bloggers to co-host the top of the World Style linkup party. Just send me an email with your request.
Photos of me: G. Kramm
© 2013-2022 Nicole Mölders | All rights reserved