I love sharing versatility tips. In this write up, we’ll talk about three ways to style a pleated leather skirt. Some may think it’s the kind of skirt that can only be worn one way; but I beg to differ! Even though faux leather can seem dressy; but I feel sure it can fit in your every day style looks.
FAUX LEATHER PLEATED SKIRT
The very first way I styled this faux leather pleated skirt was, of course, dressed up. What can I say! It’s the first direction I go with a skirt like this! I paired this fun skirt with an interesting top. Drop shoulder, draping, fitted, and no need to tuck in as it hits right at my waist, which meets the waistline of the skirt perfectly. Add a pair of sparkly black and gold heels, a luxe leather clutch, and a couple gold bracelets, and this look is ready! I wore this to an upscale brunch here in Dubai. I’d also wear this to a fancy date night with Kent. Or a dinner party at my fab friend Lucy’s house….its ALWAYS ok to dress up for her get togethers!
Maybe this is something you could see yourself wearing? If not, keep scrolling! I’ve got two more looks for you to check out.
GO TO THE EDGE WITH THE PLEATED FAUX LEATHER SKIRT
If I’m honest, I love getting a little edgy once in a while. It’s taking a more casual style; but adding a bit of unexpected flair to it. Dressing this skirt down; but in a super cool way, allows you to wear it out to things like a girls night, a cocktail party, or just an evening out! Here I have it paired with a cotton ribbed tank top; but swap that out for a black silk version and you’ve leveled it up even more.
The chunky gold layered accessories help elongate the look with the v shape; but this look could also be changed with some serious silver bling, or different again with strands of pearls! WHATEVER your personal style is, there’s an edgy version of it out there waiting for you.
Finish with real leather booties (if you don’t like how they cut off at the ankle, you can always go for a strappy heeled shoe!) Voila…edgy, comfortable, and ready to have a great time. I’ve also paired it with my boyfriend blazer; but it kind of dresses the look down a bit. Great for a chilly night; but I like it best with no jacket at all.
CASUAL EVERY DAY STYLE FOR THE PLEATED FAUX LEATHER SKIRT
I often talk about a graphic T, and while this one is cute, I’d much prefer a rocker style one. A lighter color to offset the black skirt; but there are about a million to choose from out there, I bet you have a cool one just waiting to be paired with a skirt like this!
The easiest way to make something that seems a little dressier, suit your “everyday style” is to add your fun fashion sneakers. Then, to take THAT and make it upscale, you add a neutral bag AND A STATEMENT NECKLACE! This one is called the Pegasus, from my Stella & Dot Stylist days…it’s a keeper for sure.
THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT MY FAUX LEATHER SKIRT
While I love this skirt, I think I’d like to have it shortened. Since we are in a pandemic, I haven’t even asked around if this is a fabric that CAN be tailored. I’ll keep you posted on that if I ever get around to looking into it. So if you are short and think this type of skirt is too long, have it hemmed! In my mind, a skirt like this should hit mid calf to be the most flattering. Yet, I say that, and here I am wearing it, so it’s not quite a deal breaker.
And if this feels like alot of faux leather for you, there are so many great pleated or just flowy skirts out there in all kinds of fabrics. And they can all be paired with the same types of tops as I’m showing here. I think the biggest lesson for us all is, we don’t REALLY know if something suits us / looks good on us / is our Method to Style, until we try it. Wear it around, see if you really do like the way it reacts to you moving around while doing your daily life.
Clothes CAN look great and be comfortable. When we are finding our Method to Style the goal is to make sure that what you DO buy is what works for you. Lucky for us, almost all stores have an a decent return policy, so if you take something home or order online, trying it on in your space, where you are comfortable and don’t feel the pressure to hurry or give feedback to a sales associate, then you can really decide if it meets the criteria to take up real estate in your closet.
Sorry for the poor lighting in my photographs lately. I’m a little frustrated because it’s either too bright or too dark, and both kind of hide some of the really great details in the outfits. And that’s my favorite part. These are all being taken in my living room during the pandemic, and since I don’t live in a photo studio, I’m working with what I’ve got. When I can get better pics I will update; but in order to share Style Tips consistently, perfectly imperfect will have to do!