A leather skirt is a wardrobe staple piece that is classy and timeless. It can be very versatile and is a great piece to wear, especially during the fall. They come in different styles and cuts from plain ones to ruffled, long and short.
Here are some of the best ideas on what to wear with a leather skirt to turn them into your go-to outfit:
With a blazer
A blazer can easily be worn with a leather skirt to give you an office-ready or brunch-ready outfit.
Wearing a blazer is the easiest way to make an outfit classier. Regardless of your body type, there’s some blazer out there for you.
When styling a leather skirt with a blazer, the blazer does not always have to be plain. A printed one will equally look great as long as your skirt is plain.
With a blouse
A blouse can be looked at as a more feminine version of a shirt. It’s usually classy and easy to style. Tucking a blouse into your leather skirt will have you looking nice and classy when you step outside.
For a classier look, it’s a great idea to style your blouse with a longer leather skirt. You can pick from knee length, to midi length, or even long skirt above your ankle.
If you like midi length, you need to put more thoughts into the design and details of the leather skirt, because they end between your knees and ankle which can risk making your legs look cut off. Since midi length is a harder length to wear, in order to make it look more flattering, you could pick a skirt with a slit. In fact, if you are petite, to make this midi leather skirt outfit work on shorter women, it is key to wear a midi skirt with a slit to elongate your legs.
Rachel (above) styled her leather pencil skirt with a long-sleeved printed blouse. She finished off her look with a pair of black stilettos.
With a coat
Of course, when it’s cold outside, it only makes sense to reach for a coat. Layering one over your outfit adds a touch of chicness to it.
You can wear your coat with a leather skirt, a look that is so fashion-forward. It’s chic and is often spotted on Fashion Week in colder seasons.
Isabella (above) styled her black leather skirt with a black top and layered a black coat over her outfit. While you can pick a coat in any other color you like, a black one is a great way to keep the look minimal. A monochromatic look always looks more chic.
With a pullover
A pullover is always nice and cozy. Luckily nowadays pullovers are stylish and won’t have you looking like a school girl.
You can wear your pullovers with a leather skirt. A chunky pullover partly tucked in (sometimes also known as the French tuck) works great for the causal and chic feel. If your sweater is not too bulgy, you can tuck it all in as well, which will make you look taller.
Danee (above) styled a black pullover with a brown leather skirt and over-the-knee boots. Your leather skirt does not always have to be in a pencil style. You could go for a more fun design such as a ruffle skirt or an A-line design.
With a crop top
Wear a crop top with leather skirt on the days when you feel like trying a fun and flirty outfit .
A crop top is always a fun piece of clothing that suits women who do not mind showing some skin. It can be worn with different bottoms from jeans to pants, and one great bottom style to go for with a crop top is a leather skirt. These two can make for a nice laid back look, but you can definitely make this a dressed up look.
When you pick a crop top, it doesn’t always have to be too revealing. If you want to look classy, you go for one that just shows a peak of skin if you will be styling it with a leather skirt. You can take it one step further by choosing a high waisted skirt that covers up the gap from the crop top entirely.
With a t-shirt
A t-shirt is the easiest wardrobe piece to wear on the top part of your body, especially when you want a laid back look. You can definitely dress it up too, when you go with a polished bottom like the leather skirt.
You can wear your t-shirt tucked into a leather skirt and go with sneakers for a casual outfit, or just pick heels for a dressier and feminine outfit.
Melissa (above) styled her leather skirt with a simple white t-shirt with just a slight message written on it.
A leather skirt in midi style is a great way to go about it if you want to dress up your t-shirt. You can also add a pair of heels, whether closed or open, to dress up your t-shirt look.
With a simple black top
When in doubt, wear a simple black top. Whether long or short-sleeved, a black top will go with any bottoms you have regardless of the color or cut.
A simple black top will easily blend with your leather skirt, regardless of its length or color. This is the surest way to look stylish in a leather skirt that you can never go wrong. If both leather skirt is also black, then this becomes a classic monochromatic outfit that will never go out of style.
Deni (above) styled her black, A-line leather skirt with a simple black top and a black pair of heels.
For a more minimalist look, she accessorized her look with a simple chain and a small black bag. A midi A-line skirt is a great design to go for to look even classier in a leather skirt.
With a printed top
While a plain top is easier to style, but sometimes your outfit just needs a pop. Especially if you’re wearing solid bottoms, then a printed top is great balance for it.
If you’re wearing a plain leather skirt, you can pair it with a printed top so that your outfit looks more exciting. It’s always a great idea to have color but prints are more fun.
Marie (above) styled a maxi black leather skirt with a printed top.
If you’re a fan of longer skirts and maxi styles then you’ll be happy to know that leather skirts can also be found in those lengths. Not just the common mini, knee-length and midi styles, leather skirts can come in ankle length too.
A printed top is a great way to go if you’ll be wearing your leather skirt in such length to balance out the darker shade, especially if it’s black.
With a turtleneck
Turtleneck sweater is a staple when the weather gets colder. Turtlenecks previously came simple, and you might get the impression that they look plain. However, now they are available in sleeveless and cut-out designs, and the choice of which one to go for is yours.
Turtleneck can easily be paired with leather skirts, especially in the fall. These two pieces both keep you warm in cooler times, a must have outfit for 60 degree weather.
Loretta (above) styled her turtleneck with a short leather skirt and over-the-knee boots. For this pairing, your turtleneck does not have to be a knit. A turtleneck top works equally great, especially if it’s not so cold outside.
With a cami
Cami and leather skirt might seem to be an out-of-box combination, but they can definitely make a feminine and classy outfit.
Camis are great for warm days outdoors, when worn on their own, but can also be layered. No matter what types of outerwear you throw on, it will make the look cleaner, or to just add more warmth if it’s a bit cold outside.
When styled with leather skirts, a plain cami can look very dressed up. Since camis have slimmer spaghetti straps, it’s better to pick a longer leather skirt.
Brynlea (above) styled her animal print cami with a leather skirt in burgundy and a pair of closed heels.
A cami, even with prints, will usually have a simple design allowing you to play around with your skirt. You can choose a belted one or go for one that has embellishments like fancy zippers.
With a sweatshirt
A sweatshirt is normally great for those days when you just want to lounge around, or you can also wear them when you want to step out casually. You can actually dress up one.
One way to go about dressing up your sweatshirt is to wear it with a leather skirt. The look will be more feminine.
Patricia (above) paired her sweatshirt with a leather skirt but made the look preppy by layering a button-down shirt underneath. Layering when wearing a leather skirt makes you look more dressed up on colder months.
With a leather jacket
A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple that works great for fall months or a night out. You can layer one over literally any outfit you have on.
It’s hard to suggest styling ideas with a leather skirt without including a leather jacket. The two make the perfect combination for an edgy look for sure.
Emilia (above) styled her black leather skirt with a matching black leather jacket. She went for a graphic black t-shirt and a pair of black heels.
It’s an all-black look that one can count on if they want to look casual but chic at the same time.
With a sheer top
For a bold and sensual outfit, nothing makes more of a statement than a sheep top with a leather skirt.
A sheer top is a great option if it’s warm outside and often comes in very meshy fabric. These are light and also versatile.
You can pair your sheer top with a leather skirt for a casual or a dressed up look. In both cases it’s advisable to wear something darker underneath. The choice of shoes will determine whether the look will be casual or dressy.
I am Gasa (above) wore her leather pencil skirt with a floral sheer top and clear heels.
It’s always advisable to wear a cami under a sheer top because it makes you look classier and more mature. Lack of that could leave you with a bit of a trashy look.
With a button-down
A white button-down is a must-have for any woman as it’s the one piece in your closet that will dress up any bottoms you have.
One of the bottoms you could pick to go with your white button-down is a leather skirt. Tucking the shirt into your skirt instantly makes your look richer and more elevated.
Katerina (above) styled her black leather skirt with a white button-down and mid calf boots. It’s a simple combination that allows you to exercise all kinds of freedom with your shoes especially if your leather skirt is plain.
With a silk shirt
Silk is classy, delicate and so feminine, whether you wear them in dresses, tanks, camis, blouses and shirts.
A silk shirt can be styled with a leather skirt for a nice combination of delicate and tough. Also, the difference in the two fabrics makes them blend so well together.
You can style the silk blouse with a shorter leather skirt or a longer one. If your skirt is a little on the shorter side, and you need more coverage, a pair of tights or tall boots should do the trick.
These 15 looks should inspire you to get yourself that nice leather skirt and get good wear out of it.