How to Wear a Leather Skirt in Winter – 5 Amazing Ways

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Which leather skirt style is your favorite? We don’t discriminate. Whether it’s a chic midi pencil skirt or a full mini skirt, we want in on the fun.

Leather skirts are undoubtedly sterling skirt options for winter. They do their work in giving you a semblance of cold protection and in keeping your outfits stylish. So when you are in doubt, go for leather skirts!

Take a look at these bloggers and celebrities to get some ideas on how to style different types of leather skirts in winter:

1. Pencil Skirt

JillJill from The August Diaries

Pencil skirts are actually quite versatile so you won’t have a hard time styling them. But here is a copy-worthy outfit from The August Diaries blogger, Jill. She wore it with a chunky cable-knitted sweater!

Why this works: She balanced out the slim-fitting silhouette of the skirt with a slouchy top that adds more volume. Jill also played with texture by pairing leather with knitwear, giving this an interesting edge.

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2. Pleated Skirt

Jena MaloneJena Malone attends “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Expansion Pack Kabam Mobile Game Launch Party At Eveleigh in California on December 11, 2013

The pleated leather skirt has a lot of versatility. The leather brings an edge to the usual preppy vibe that the pleated skirt brings. Actress, Jena Malone, wore hers with a peter pan-collared top and a pair of striking open-toe sandals.

Why this works: This outfit has a sweet-meets-edgy panache, which gives it a noticeable flair. The feminine top balanced out the edginess of the leather, giving the actress a younger look without crossing the line.

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3. Maxi/Midi Skirt

KPKP from Eleventh and Sixteenth

Leather maxi or midi skirts can be overwhelming. But keep it from looking excessive by choosing solid-colored pieces to go with it. KP did just that when she wore her black leather skirt with her black top and camel-tone coat.

Why this works: The color combination made the whole look cohesive.

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4. Wrap Skirt

Lilah ParsonsLilah Parsons at Claire’s Halloween Party at Sketch in London on October 22, 2013

Don’t shy away from leather wrap skirts. The intricate detailing gives off a high sartorial note. It’s also flattering. Lilah Parsons wore hers with a t-shirt logo and a plaid shirt wrapped around her waist.

Why this works: The plaid shirt accent has a fall and winter vibe and the skirt balances out the casualness of the shirt. If it gets too chilly out, layer another jacket over your shoulders.

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5. Skater Skirt

Arizona MuseAlexandra Shulman and Louis Vuitton managing director Tom Meggle host a private event celebrating the ‘All Four Corners’ hosted by the brand to celebrate Vogue Festival on Bond Street in London on April 25, 2013

Skater skirts are often relegated to casual wear. But if you try something of the leather variety, you can give it more versatility. Arizona Muse wore hers with a collared top and a pair of high boots.

Why this works: Just like Jena Malone’s attire, Arizona’s top provided an air of femininity to the modern ensemble. The play of length in this outfit is also successful. She did a great job balancing out the show of skin.

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If you find yourself stuck in a fashion rut this winter, go get your trusty leather skirt and style them up the way these bloggers did!

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