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Oliveo pleated leather skirt, Covered Perfectly keyhole top, Hispstik pantyhose, Chantelle satin dance shoes, Hermes collier de chien bangle

Leather skirts are having a moment. Read when you can wear a leather skirt for work and play yearround.

  1. My Love for Leather Started Early
  2. Queen Letizia, Meghan Markle, Melania Trump Donned Leather Skirts when on Duty
  3. Wear the Pleated Leather Skirt Trend when Going Out Dancing
  4. A Stripped Leather Skirt Is a Statement Piece
  5. A Leather Skirt Is Timeless and Seasonless
  6. Hosentürle Mini Skirt for Octoberfest
  7. Top of the World Style Linkup No. 330



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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.


over 50 year old in Fairbanks street style
Levis denim jacket with Oliveo leather skirt, Kirklander sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Valentino Studs sling backs



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.


faux twinset worn with white leather skirt green pumps
Oliveo white leather pencil skirt, Brooks Brothers sweater, long cardigan, Hipstik® Legwear, Nine West Kelly green pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, SAK hobo, watch c/o Nordgreen


stylist in tan skirt, black blazer, printed top
Vittari blazer, GNW cardigan worn as top, GNW tights, Steven Mary-Janes, Hermes collier de chien bangle


work outfit with studded heels
Side view of office look described below.


stylist in pencil leather skirt and short sleeve oversize blazer
Oversize short sleeve blazer with gray cashmere sweater, Ann Taylor leather pencil skirt, polka dot silk scarf, vintage Esprit bag, and studded heels.



Wear the Pleated Leather Skirt Trend when Going Out Dancing

The next photos show my pleated leather skirt with a keyhole top at dance practice. An all black outfit is always chic. The look works because of the contrasts in shine and texture of the fabrics and leather. Satin, jersey, pleated leather.


black pleated skirt with keyhole top satin pumps
Perfectly keyhole T-shirt, Hispstik pantyhose, Chantelle pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle and Nordgreen watch



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. More on styling with scarves.


fashion blogger over 50 in posh chic outfit for Casual Friday in tan, ivory and blue
Side view of A-line skirt with striped top


stylist mixing prints and patterns with tan leather skirt striped top floral scarf
Halogen A-line skirt, unbranded scarf, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Ray Ban sunglasses, Dr. Scholl sandals, Marine Layer top, Jord wooden watch



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.

#turningfashionintostyle older woman in leather skirts and tops outfit
Front view statement striped leather skirt


casual office look with leather skirt
Back view striped leather skirt outfit



style blogger Nicole in an aqua, green and black comfort tops work outfit with tall boots, assymmetric T-shirt and striped leather skirt
Top c/o Covered Perfectly styled for work with own GNW tight, Jimmy Choo shearling boots, Oliveo striped leather skirt, no brand oblong floral print silk scarf, statement necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, self-made cuff



A Leather Skirt Is Timeless

In a neutral color and straight cut, a leather skirt is timeless. In maritime temperate 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 .


Hosentürle skirts are the latest streetstyle It skirt in Bavaria
Zoom-in on details of statement skirt


Alaska street style woman in Bavarian skirt
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 platform wedges. Thus, the skirt looks more like street style than Oktoberfest.

The photos below show another way to style the skirt.


Alaskan blogger in Oktoberfest outfit with lederhosentürle skirt
Outfit details


older woman in Hosentürle leather mini skirt with pink cashmere sweater and LV silk scarf


mature woman in German style leather skirt
Etienne Aigner sandals, GNW tights, Coach bag, Brooks Brothers cashmere sweater, and LV silk printed scarf, tailored light wash Star denim jacket and Lederhosentürle leather skirt for a fun Oktoberfest outfit



Top of the World Style Linkup No. 330

Top of the World Style linkup party logo showing the Eath from Alaska

Welcome to the Top of the World Style linkup party.


Awardees Carrie, Laura and minis, Salazar
Awardees of last week’s party from left to right: Carrie’s post at Curly Crafty Mom became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Laura’s post at I do deClaire became the Top of the World Style Winner. Salazar’s post from 14 Shades of Grey became the Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photos from these ladies’ posts


Congrats Ladies! Grab your award buttons.



Entrance to the Party


Photos of me: G. Kramm

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