How to Wear Leather Skirts

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A lot of people shy away from leather because it’s a bit intimidating. It’s also oh so sexy and sophisticated (and not in a dominatrix-y way!). If you find yourself slightly terrified at the thought of wearing a leather skirt, but you would like to, treat it as just another plain ol’ black pencil skirt, with a little bit more edge. When paired correctly, it can look chic and über polished. Depending on your workplace’s dress code, I love the leather pencil skirt paired with a blazer or a crisp white shirt. For every day wear, you can pretty much get away with pairing your leather skirt with anything. For night time escapades, the the leather pencil skirt looks perfect a la Kim Kardashian aka paired with a cute crop top! Check out the ways to wear the leather skirt below…

Go Leather on Leather

Wearing leather from head to foot may seem like a bit much at first, but if you give it a try, you’ll see that it’s actually cool and there aint nothing to it. Remember the denim on denim trend? That was easy to do and quite successful, and the leather on leather trend is catching up quickly. A leather jacket with a leather skirt gives you a cool, edgy look with a hint of a girly vibe. Team your leather skirt with a graphic or plain tee and a leather jacket. Finish off with some leather ankle boots or heels.

leather on leather

Combine Girly and Edgy

Make your leather skirt a part of a very feminine outfit and use it to add a hint of edginess. Wear it with pieces that are soft and girly such as anything soft, lacy or dainty. Complete your outfit with a gorgeous pair of heels and a bold bag.


Go Polished Casual

To make your leather skirt look more casual, pair it with a denim jacket. Denim is the ultimate fabric to use if you want to achieve a casual look. The combination of leather and denim results in a casual but polished look.

polished casual

Play with Texture 

Leather is smooth, so play with chunkier textures like faux fur or tweed. Playing with texture creates a more interesting outfit, especially if your top and bottom pieces are the same colour.

play with texture

Black Out

Leather skirts often come in neutral colours and the most popular one is black. Wearing an all black outfit is très chic and can help produce a slimming effect. Adding studs and spikes to an all black outfit instantly gives it an edgy, rock & roll vibe.

black on black

Wear it in Colour

Though leather skirts often come in neutral colors, there are also those that come in other colors like tan, yellow, red. These are great pieces to use if you like the look and feel of leather, but also want to add a splash of color to your outfit.


Day Time Appropriate

Make your leather skirt work for you around the clock. Choose a feminine blouse and some neutral heels, add a simple bag, some over sized sunnies and you’re done!



To work this trend at the office, all you need to do is replace your normal black pencil skirt with your leather pencil skirt. If you think the leather skirt is too edgy for work, pair it with a slightly more conservative item like a high neck, long-sleeve pretty knit and some beautiful heels.


Nigh Time Fab

Come sunset, you can be a tad more adventurous with your look. Pair your leather skirt with a crop top or tee, some bold accessories like a statement necklace and a cuff, add some metallic heels and you’ll be turning heads in no time.