Leather is going to be a huge trend this fall and I’m here for it. Oftentimes, when we think of adding leather pieces to our wardrobes, moto jackets are one of the first things to pop up. However, I’m all about leather skirts this season. It’s one of my fall must-haves because it’s so versatile yet statement making. It strikes the perfect balance of fashion-forward, classic and cool, making it ideal for a variety of outfits and occasions. You can wear it with a basic tee when temperatures are warmer in the daytime but also layer on a sweater and trench coat as soon as temperatures drop. Scroll ahead for all my favorite ways to wear a leather skirt.
Mango Camel Coat (wearing an XXS/XS) | H&M Black Crewneck Sweater (similar here and here) | Superdown Faux Leather Skirt (wearing an XXS) | Christian Louboutin Leopard Heels (similar here) | Bottega Veneta The Pouch (available here) | Givenchy Sunglasses
1. Camel Coat & Leopard Footwear
I have been loving mixing brown and black together lately. You can’t go wrong with a classic camel coat – it instantly elevates any look. This one is the perfect weight to transition into fall with. A leopard print heel really brings together the look and makes it pop.
Balmain Blazer (better for budget here) | Abercrombie Black Crop Top (wearing an XS) | Revolve Brown Skirt (wearing an XXS) | Chanel Bag
Chanel Quilted Combat Boots (DM or email for details, better for budget here) | Givenchy Sunglasses
2. Blazer & Combat Boots
Full leather outfits are such a big hit this season, and all I want to do lately is pair my leather mini skirts with combat boots. The heavy leather vibe is easily balanced out with a smart blazer and feminine handbag. I typically like to contrast the color of my skirt and boots for bold statement looks like this. I find that it’s easier on the eyes and feels more polished.
Free People Chunky Knit Sweater (50% off now! wearing an XS) | By The Way Faux Leather Skirt (wearing an XXS, similar here and here) | Gucci Velvet Bag (also love this one and this one) | Christian Louboutin Heels (better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (better for budget here)
3. Oversized Sweater & Sleek Heels
I love the idea of pairing a leather skirt with super cozy textures like cashmere and wool. This combo is much more wearable during the day and also tones down the edginess of leather. You can wear this look with heels for a dressier vibe or add sneakers to dress it down.
4. Turtleneck Top & Pumps
A leather skirt also works for the office, especially if you opt for a knee or midi length style. When paired with a slimming turtleneck top and classic pumps, it looks so sophisticated during working hours.
Tularosa Grey Cardigan (similar here) | CamiNYC White Lace Cami (similar here, budget version here) | Superdown Faux Leather Skirt (similar here) | Givenchy Antigona Bag | Gianvito Rossi Grey Suede Heels
5. Silk Cami & Cardigan
I love playing with different textures and silhouettes to create more interest in my outfits. A leather skirt in the fall allows you to have fun with layers. I’ll often add materials like satin, suede, and knitwear in neutral tones for more of an elevated look. Colors like gray, white, camel or black always feel more luxe even if they’re inexpensive.
Vince Tee (wearing an XS) | By The Way Revolve Skirt (under $60! wearing an XS) | Dior Lucky Locket Necklace (similar here, better for budget here) | Prada Cahier Bag (better for budget here) | Tamara Mellon Heels | Tom Ford Aviator Sunglasses (over 60% off!)
6. Basic Tee & Trench Coat
I’m all about wearing classic outfit combos, such as t-shirts with leather skirts. You can always change the vibe of it by rotating between different outerwear and shoe styles. I love wearing mine with a modern trench coat and sneakers – it’s perfect for running errands in the chilly weather.
Anine Bing Tiger Tee | Superdown Faux Leather Skirt (wearing an XXS) | Bauble Bar Choker Necklace (old, similar here) | H&M Denim Jacket (similar here) | Alexandre Birman Heels | Gucci Velvet Bag | Saint Laurent Sunglasses
7. Graphic Tee & Denim Jacket
To dress down a leather skirt for daytime, a graphic tee and denim jacket make for the perfect combination. I paired this look with heels, but it’d look great with sneakers for a casual weekend look too.
8. Under A Sweater Dress & Over-The-Knee Boots
A tunic sweater and over-the-knee boots is one of my favorite combinations to wear in the fall. Sometimes sweater dresses can be a little short even on my petite frame so throwing on a leather mini underneath ensures the perfect amount of coverage.
9. Sweater Dress & Statement Earrings
I’m always looking for unique ways to layer and when I got this sweater dress last fall, it felt a little bare on its own so I wore a leather mini skirt over it for a classic yet chic look. I added statement chandelier earrings for an elegant touch.
Lovers + Friends White Sweater (wearing an XXS – size down) | Majorelle Ruffled Skirt (wearing an XXS) | Gucci Marmont Bag (mini size) | Celine Sunglasses (budget version here) | Similar Christian Louboutin White Heels(better for budget here)
10. Cutout Top & Neutral Heels
A cutout sweater or knit top shows just the right amount of skin while we’re in that transitional phase from summer to fall. It’s one of my favorite pieces because it makes a leather skirt feel dressed up and feminine without any effort.