Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Why you need a leather skirt....


Skirt:  Vintage Thrifted, Top:  J Crew, Sweater:  H&M, Boots:  Bandolino





A couple of years ago, a leather skirt was no where in my closet.  I had NONE!  And I didn't know what I was missing!  Now, I can't imagine my sartorial life with no leather skirt....and for me, it simply HAS to be the real thing.  I just can't seem to get as excited about pleather or ultra suede.

You know what's great about suede and leather skirts?

*No ironing needed....anytime you can wear something without having to iron it is just a good start to the day!

*Always the same fit....barring any extreme body changes, your leather skirt will pretty much fit you the same every time you wear it; unlike fabric that seems to modify itself a little with every wearing.

*Wear it year round....Yes!  You read that right!  Why not wear your leather year round?  For this skirt, I could easily do a cute tank and a great heel and I'm out the door!  While leather pants may prove to be a hot box in the warmer months, a leather skirt still allows you to keep the breezeway!

*Makes you look like you stepped up your game....When DOESN'T leather look like your A-game?  Seriously!  Throw on a leather skirt and any top and tres chic!

Every leather skirt I have (I think 5 in all) was thrifted.  To buy a nice leather skirt new may be a bit cost prohibitive, but with so many thrifting options there's no need to mark them off your wish list!

Do you have any leather skirts?  What do YOU love about them?

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30 comments:

  1. That skirt is soooooooo stunning, Serene. I didn´t know they made them in that gorgeous shade, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I love, love, love it.
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    1. Thanks so much Sacramento! You can find some great shades on eBay!

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  2. So sad...I do not have one in my closet!! And I agree with you...you could wear it year round! You look amazing in this one...such a great color and excellent find. I never see them in thrift shops here...but that can always change! You look great!

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    1. Pam, get one! FAST! LOL I think you'd look AMAZING in a leather skirt!!! While I often come across them in my thrifting excursions, finding my size is another matter!

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  3. OK, you made me do it! : > I'd been dithering over that vintage black leather skirt you have listed on Ebay, and I just bought it (great price!). I will style it for my blog, and I only hope to look half as awesome as you do in your leather skirt (love that color). xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. LOL Oh Patti! I saw that I just sold a leather skirt and I thought, "Hmmm....that's timely!" but I didn't put it together that it was you! I can't wait for you to get it and how you style it!!! I'll get it out to you toot sweet!

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  4. A couple of my goals on that front are to A: fit in the fab olive suede skirt i just thrifted (maybe 5-10 lbs to go) B: Find a classic black leather skirt C: Get skinny enough to hunt you down and "steal" that aqua leather skirt--I LOVE it!!!

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    1. LOL I'm totally with you on the first 2 goals, but that last one......I better start working out....looks like I'm going to have to defend my skirt!

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  6. I have one leather skirt that I've thrifted and I still haven't worn it. I think I might be afraid of leather. lol. I need to suck it up and wear it though. I see this now.

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    1. Gracey! I want to see you in that leather skirt!

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  7. my! you are one good looking lady in that skirt, it fits you like a glove! If only leather skirts fit me like that I would wear them everyday! =D

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  8. Serene girlfriend! You know I just love the color of that leather!!!!

    I have had a few leather skirts in my time, but something about my body shape or the way I sit, would make them stretch out in all the wrong places.....same with leather pants. Love they way they feel, but they would loose their shape on me. Now the way I do leather is in blazers--for INSIDE. A perfect jacket for business casual!

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  9. I have never worn a leather skirt. I love how you look in them and the color of this one is just stunning. I did buy a leather skirt at thrift but it is WAY too small. My tiny sister couldn't fit in it. I am going to make some things out of it and use it to trim some things, so it won't be wasted.

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  10. I have a suede skirt I wore to my first class of American Literature this semester and you're right, it does look great every time you wear it. And I like the texture it gives an outfit too.

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  11. Until I saw you in that Aqua leather skirt, I could take or leave leather bottoms. Right after you put up pictures of it, I got on your Ebay store and checked around for any leather in a bigger size. (You have done a great job of having lots of sizes in your Ebay store, by the way - thank you!) Still looking, but I think that Aqua skirt might be a very special one of a kind beauty. I know that's how you look in it!

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  12. Serene, Thanks for stopping by. I love your skirt and the color is incredible!
    I really don't care about followers. That statement for for Dawn who was teasing me about being stuck on 69 for so long. I actually didn't get what she was talking about until later in the evening while washing my face!!!!!!!!
    I'm amazed I have 70 to begin with!

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    1. Tammy, Thanks! I'm getting to where I worry less and less about how many followers....a good place to be!

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  13. You look so good! The color of the skirt is amazing - one of my favorites)) I think it'll also look great with warm chocolate colors <3

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    1. Thanks so much! I never thought about it with brown, but I think you're on to something! Thanks!

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  14. Serene - what an awesome find! I love the color of your skirt - SOOOO pretty! You styled it wonderfully too (as usual!) I had a leather skirt when I was in my 20s (black!) and I wore it to the nub..ah, memories... Anyway, I'm not much of a dress/skirt wearer these day though but that look is FABULOUS!

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    1. It's funny that I'm so much more adventurous when it comes to clothes now in my 40s than I was in my 20s! And much more comfortable with my figure! Thanks girly!

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  15. wow...I have never seen leather skirts in such awesome colors before. Usually just brown and black. You wore it with so much style and poise. Very sleek and glamorous!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Mongs! It's one of my favorites!

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  16. What a delicious color! Looks great with black...you could wear this right into Spring! Lovely outfit Serene!

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  17. You now a have a new biggest fan! one of my readers sent me this link and I am so glad that he did! What a great sense of style you have!

    I currently have three leather skirts. Black (on my current post), caramel & red (just acquired). I also have two suede and two pair of black leather pants. I wear the leather skirts year round but the pants not so much. I do wear the suede skirts but leather is certainly my preference.

    Why do I like them, why not? They are fabulous. I have never seen a woman wearing one that didn't immediately make me think, "She looks sharp." In my opinion a leather skirt improves the look of any ensemble.

    BTW... LOVE the color of this skirt. Jealous!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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    1. You are too kind!!! I'm with you on the leather, though I'll take suede if that's offered! I have a great mango colored suede skirt that fits like a glove.....that's what's great about leather, it just keeps it's shape so great and always looks good! Heading over to your blog right now! Hugs!

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  18. Wow, Serene...what a great look!!!...That leather skirt is just perfect...I love the color and the length...You go girl!!!

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  19. Hello beautiful woman .. I like your photo .. you are very sweet .. hübsche.du look super sexy in leather skirt bells aus.lg

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! ~Serene