Styling a Black Leather Skirt

Styling a Black Leather Skirt

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Along with animal print, skirts are majorly on trend this fall! Mostly broom and leather, but in this case I’ll be sharing and showing you three ways to style a black leather skirt. Really, how you can style them in general, not only a few ways! I love how versatile a leather skirt can be. They are fit for many occasions and can be worn season after season; from summer, to fall, winter and spring. They are so cute year round and I’m so happy to see them being styled all over the gram right now!

I will say, I think there’s a misconception about leather skirts and that they can only be styled one or two ways and only a certain person can pull them off! Also, a myth ¬†I’m here put to rest and to share a few ideas I wear often and know will look great on you too, if you’ve been on the fence on whether to not to pull the trigger in adding one to your closet this season.

One common way I’ve seen most and feel is most classic is a sweater, fitted or oversized, with a fun bootie, printed embossed snakeskin or leopard. My favorite look today is a spin on the traditional yet a little edgier. I love to pair my skirts with graphic tees and throw on a denim jacket and a wide brim hat. It’s more of a boho meets rocker chic and a look I think would be so cute for a concert, girl’s night out, or even date night. I probably won’t be wearing this for drop off or pick up, ūüėČ but think it’s so fun for those mentioned above! You can also totally dress it down. One way I wear it just running around town is to style with a basic white tee and a converse sneaker like the ones linked below. Staying on trend, but also keeping it more casual. I’ll throw on a denim jacket if it’s a cooler day, or tie a plaid flannel around my waist. Another shoe option for this look is to style it with a combat boot. Also making a statement this fall. I never thought I’d say I own a pair of Dr. Marten’s past high school, freshman year at that, but here we are! What goes around, comes around Amiright?! I’m thinking¬†these¬†or¬†these¬†to complete the look.

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Another laid-back style is just pairing it with a classic and easy oversized sweater, like the one I have pictured, a ball cap, crossbody, and my Golden Goose. This look is perfect for rooting on your favorite team (guns up) and if you’re a true fan add a pop of color on top and a spirited earring to give the outfit a little pizzazz. Such a fun way to style it, while remaining effortless and chic. I personally love to style my skirts this way, especially with sneakers because I feel like it creates more of an everyday look and can be pulled off so easily without trying too hard.

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Lastly, snazzy up your black leather skirt starting with a body con base. I would suggest a bodysuit or more fitted top, especially if you plan to layer. I think this is exceptionally true when adding a faux fur vest, teddy coat or faux fur coat. Going back to the bodysuit. It doesn’t have to be boring. Mine is a burnout fabric with velvet leopard but it’s subtle enough to not be overkill. Add in some texture if you feel like the basics are too basic. Now faux fur. I have a few that are fluffier than others, for a lack of better term, and feel a slimmer base is needed to achieve that polished look. I like to finish this look off with an over the knee boot. You can go a step further and add a hat or like me, just accessorize with a pair of oversized sunglasses. I also think a trench over the top is so pretty and chic. So good for holiday parties, or social events that require you to be a little more dressed up. I am LOVING these trench options and think keeping it monochromatic is so classic and also so on trend. You can also wear a black leather jacket on top too. Sets are also a big trend, so putting pieces together that look like they were bought that way, is never a bad idea. Especially if it’s still warm in your area for coats and vests. I’ve also decided to link a couple of skirts that are a little longer too, so if you’re in the workforce, these would be appropriate for special events, holiday office parties, etc as well. To cinch in your waist, you can always add a fun belt to accentuate, when adding a coat over the top to give your waist a smaller illusion. Love this too if you’re not big into jewelry. It will provide a little more put togetherness and then complete the outfit with a tall boot or heel if you prefer.

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I hope this post is helpful and inspires you to try this trend out and step outside the box in making a black leather skirt your own. Let me know how you style it!

 

Happy Monday!

 

XO-Chelsi

Favorite Fall Trends

Favorite Fall Trends

Hello, hello!

As you already know, fall is my favorite season of ALL time. It is so good for countless reasons, but one of my most favorites is fall fashion. It is my favorite season to shop for and the style in fall is always just the best.

One trend I am absolutely loving right now and was quick to jump on the bandwagon is snakeskin. Animal print is always HUGE in the fall but snakeskin just has my heart right now. Animal print and snakeskin especially is a print you’ll be seeing in handbags, booties, accessories and even sneakers this season. It’s such a nice spin and can turn a basic, everyday outfit into something a little sassy. I am all about that life y’all! I live in black, but if I can make an outfit look different with a shoe or bag, I am all over it. Shoes have always been a love and go-to for me. They are reliable, always fit and can dress up or down an outfit, depending on the occasion. They are the one thing I have a hard time resisting! Scroll through some of my favorite finds below!

Another fun trend I am loving but in my current state, can’t quite pull off, is the plaid tailored suiting/coordinating tops and bottoms and jumpers. It is so cute on so many people I’ve seen lately. I love a cute jumper dress and plaid is always a good idea in the fall. These sleek sets of pants paired with blazers is giving me so much envy because it’s such a different, yet so put together ensemble and I’m loving it! I think one of these fashion forward and on trend suit sets would be so fun for a holiday party as we begin the festivities shortly. If you’re in the market, here are some great options.

Cropped, wide leg (bellbottom) or flared denim! Y’all, do these come in maternity, because I NEED some! So cute, and a nice change from a typical skinny jean. I love the flare at the bottom and the high waist trend so much. They are perfectly paired with a skinny belt and chunky knit sweater or slim it down with a body suit and pointed toe bootie. Don’t get me wrong, every girl needs a good pair of skinnies, but these are just so fun and a great change to transform an everyday look.

SOCK booties. Need I say more?! They pair so perfectly with denim, and I love them with dresses! This feels like an ultimate fall staple. Sock booties can easily be styled dressier to wear to work or can be dressed down with a cute cardigan and some trendy denim. I just love them and they chic style they represent.

Will someone cue, “Welcome to the jungle” because CAMO is where its at right now! From sweaters to dresses, cardigans, scarves and even leggings. Camo has topped the charts in popularity! I have some camo Spanx that I (don’t judge) wear several times a week and they are complimented each time. Love them! I even like to style my camo with a cute black and white striped tee and may throw some leopard flats on to complete the look. It is effortless and such an easy print. Loving camo in utility jackets and live in the sweatshirt posted below lately! It’s $41 on sale right now and so comfy. Into all the camo vibes this fall!

One word. Sparkle. Small hints of sparkle are so big this year too. I love a sequin pencil skirt paired with a silk blouse or even an oversized sweater. So classy and elegant, yet says I’m here to party! Here are a few dresses and skirts I’m loving!

Don’t be afraid to step out of the box in color this fall and winter. Hues of burnt orange and burgundy are so pretty and timeless, but so is bright red and pops of neon. Trendy and so popular this season it will have you wanting to try something new instead of the typical muted tones to your next event. I’m seeing color in blazers, shoes and accessories, and can’t say I’m mad about it, even in lip color. Emerald green and jewel tones are also such a lovely options for holiday parties and even spicing up Christmas dinner.

As always, leather (faux leather) is a great piece for keeping warm. Moto jackets to shearling teddy coats are everywhere and being styled unpredictably. Cozy up in your favorite teddy coat paired with your go-to graphic tee and some distressed denim. Or keep it edgy with a black leather Moto and some studded booties. Either way, you cannot go wrong, friends! Keeping it chic and putting together my favorite basics are never a bad idea and work for so many occasions. I love my Blank NYC faux leather jackets that I’ve literally owned for years. They never go out of style and are investment pieces that in my opinion are so worth it and you definitely get so much use out of every fall season.

I hope this post gave you some inspiration and insight into all things fall fashion and that it will be a resource for future shopping if you’ve been eyeing something in particular. Send me any questions you may have in the comments or feel free to reach out through my social channels as well!

 

Happy Tuesday!

XO- CHELSI

 Photography by: Kimberly Correa