See how a neutral color skirt can be a favorite wardrobe work horse

One tan leather skirt – three ways

A sale item is a great deal when it becomes a wardrobe staple. It looks like I get much more wear out of this skirt than I expected when I bought in at Nordstorm’s anniversary sale. The tan color sort of goes with nearly everything. The A-line style and neutral color allow to style the skirt as a classic fall outfit, as a summer-to-autumn transition look with a Hawaiian shirt for fall, or to wear it with typical fall colors like in the photos below. Tan looks also great with animal print and tartan when these colors occur in the print and/or plaid. It has become a real wardrobe staple, a work horse so to speak. Here some outfit ideas how to style the tan A-line skirt.

Tan, blue and pink fall outfit

In this outfit, I paired three neutral color hues: blue, brown, and pink. I used the carved stone animal necklace to tie the colors together. I added the H-belt to not let the outfit get too casual and to keep the look work appropriate in a creative/casual work environment.

tan, blue, pink fall casual outfit with leather skirt

older woman in styled winter outerwear
Chocolate brown Vittoria shearling belted with tiger-eye belt for shape, carved stone statement necklace, Halogen tan leather skirt, heeled duck booties, LeatherCoatsEtc blue gloves, 3.1 Philp Lim bag, GNW tight and Cangoroo driving cap (all own)

Layering adds insulation and interest

I am wearing my pink cashmere sweater with a long sleeve T-shirt underneath. Thus, the denim jacket is the the third layer. I also wear two pair of tights,, which can create a wood-type pattern. If you do not want to create this type of pattern, you have to wear a semi-opaque pair as under-layer and a thick opaque one as outer layer. I like those tights that have a flannel inside, on those frigid cold days, i.e. with temperature lower than -22F (-30C). Nevertheless, I felt pretty cold when we made the photos outside. 😉

Of course, I only went outside in this outfit to have the photo taken. Brrr! It takes commitment! However, when I really went outside to go to work, I added my thick shearling coat. To not look like Mama Bear, I used a tiger eye belt to add some shape. Since I had a ride to work, I only took my driver’s cap. If I had to take the bus and would expect to have to wait outside for a couple of minutes, I would have taken a hat that covers the ears. However, when you have a ride in Alaska, the driver drops you off in front of the door, and then parks the car. <3

Tan leather skirt with fall inspired colors

While the skirt can be styled casual like in the outfit above or even tomboy casual with a cap like in the last outfit in this post, it also works at the office. Of course, only when the work dress code permits leather and you style the skirt work appropriate like the look in the photos below. The outfit is inspired by the colors of fall. In this business casual look, the scarf ties the tan, brown and red pieces together. The belt and necklace serve to repeat the colors.

Nicole of High Latitude Style in fall colors work outfit

fashion blogger in Fall office look with tan leather skirt

over 50 years old style blogger with diamond leopard print jacket and tan leather skirt
Outfit details: Diamond leopard print jacket, Halogen tan leather skirt, GNW tights, Gloria Vander Bilt pointy-toe pumps, Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel, Gucci scarf, Landsend red chashmere sweater, H-buckle belt, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, Hermes collier de chien bangles, smoky quartz necklace and bracelet, Seiko watch (all own)

Blue, tan white weekend style

Here I am wearing the piece with my new black leather baseball cap. I added my polka dot cardigan as a blouse, shaped it with a Kieselstein Cord belt, and added my denim jacket, tan leather skirt, my Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, and my duck boots, of course with heels. I love blue with brown and black.

Alaskan blogger in casual outfit with heeled duck booties, leather skirt and leather baseball cap

fashion blogger over 50 in an outfit with layers wearing a baseball cap
Outfit details: Halogen tan A-line leather skirt, GNW polka dot cardigan worn as top, Great Northwest oversize denim jacket, LeatherCoatsEtc leather baseball cap, Hermes collier de chien bangle, heeled duck booties, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, statement necklace, and Kate Moss for Longchamp bag (all own)

Are you always happy about the items you bought on sale? What do you buy on sale? Let me know, I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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