how to style a leather skirt in your 30s and look chic

black leather pencil skirt

skirt: loft | sweater: hm (similar, similar) | booties: similar | bag: similar | sunnies: karen walker

Hi, babes! So glad you’re here today! We kicked off our week by celebrating Abby turning 4 years old and we are still reeling with excitement; big birthday people over here!

I typically share just one look with you guys per blog post, but today I thought it’d be fun to show you two ways to style a leather skirt for those of us that no longer in the “20-something” club. Gone are the days of crop tops and mini skirts for most of us mamas. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t pull off the leather skirt trend this Fall!

Much like animal print, leather will always be one of those trends that comes back year after year. Last year a lot of the “leather hype” existed around the infamous Spanx faux leather leggings. This year though, we’ve seen a lot more attention being given to leather skirts.

So here’s what I have to say about leather skirts when you’re past your 20s…first of all, rock what you want! You do you, girl! However, I know a lot of you don’t feel comfortable wearing a tight mini skirt or a tight top with a leather skirt once you hit a certain age. There are still ways to rock this trend though and feel confident, chic, and sexy while doing it!

how to style a leather skirt in your 30s, 40s, and on!

  • opt for a longer skirt – this doesn’t mean long, it just means a bit longer than a mini skirt. A great option is a pencil skirt length and another good option is the $20 leather skirt (comes in tan too) I have paired with a tan sweater. It’s a super cute cut and not too short.
  • mix textures – a fun and chic way to style a leather skirt is to mix textures. For example, I paired a black leather midi skirt with a fuzzy white sweater – both super fun materials!
  • loosen up a bit – if a tight skirt makes you feel uncomfortable – even a tight pencil skirt, opt for a skirt with an A-line cut like the one pictured below.
  • add a heel – this is a tried and true trick, but adding a heel gives you more height, elongates your legs, and leaves you with a chicer, sexier vibe .
  • keep it loose on top – there’s nothing that say a tight skirt has to be accompanied by a tight top. Opt for a looser blouse or chunky knit sweater to pair with your leather skirt.

black leather mini skirt

sweater: hm | skirt: hm | bag: rebecca minkoff (similar) | shoes: similar | sunnies: karen walker

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photography: maribel morales