Leather Skirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Animal Prints
Quote of the day: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
I admit that I’m from a pretty conservative upbringing, and consider myself quite modest. Because of this, I probably wouldn’t have even thought to wear our leather skirts with any kind of animal print last year. But as time has ticked by, I’ve become more adventuresome in my clothing choices! What I once thought of as tawdry, is now fun and bold! Do you agree?
And thus starts our third post in the leather skirt series. If you missed the earlier posts, we styled these exact same skirts with denim, here, and cozy sweaters, here. For the sake of variety for you readers, I also made sure our animal prints in this post were all different items. I wore a leopard belt, Nancy put on her leopard ankle boots, and mom got to wear her leopard spotted blouse! Nancy’s denim outfit with this skirt also showed her wearing her leopard scarf, so really, you get more looks for this category!
And as an added bonus, Jude, a blogette, is joining in with this category too!! Make sure to read all the way to the end to see her addition!!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: For my outfit with my leopard belt, I wanted to try a different color combination. My first impulse is to pair leopard with reds and oranges. So I opted for something in the blue color group instead! This light teal colored shirt was a thrift store purchase last year! I thought it was a fun option with the pom-pom ties!
My leopard belt ends up being a little long, so I usually thread it through itself in the front!
I also had to include my new leather jacket that I gifted myself for my birthday in December. I love visiting the small boutiques in town, and we’ve passed this one called, Dinea, many times. The owner, Dina, was delightful, and her clothing options were gorgeous! This leather jacket is very soft and I fell in love with the color!
My problem with this outfit was with my leggings. Since they don’t have a foot portion, I wore socks under them, but you can see the indent from the elastic of the sock. That and the leggings kept riding up and showing the socks! I guess I should have worn tights under them, or something?
Here’s the back view of the jacket and outfit. I left the teal tunic hang out longer in the back instead of tucking it in for a couple of reasons. One, it seems more casual to me, and since we were running errands, I thought casual was appropriate! But also, I’m wearing leather with my faux leather, so I thought it’d be nice to break it up with the shirttail.
My earrings are a hand me down from Nancy. She gave them to me many years ago, before she was wearing longer earrings!
Tights: La Scala (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here in a midi length)~~Jacket: Mauritius (similar here)~~Top: LOFT-thrifted (similar here a little darker with lace up ties)~~Boots: Shoe Mint (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here turquoise & silver)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s wild detail, we grabbed her leopard ankle boots! If you haven’t seen them enough lately, then feel free to check out the post we styled around leopard footwear from over a year ago, here, here, & here.
In order to try to keep it real, I even grabbed her fleece vest for the post! I figured that this might resonate with many women especially here in casual Colorado.
But even though the vest is casual, there’s always the need for some accessories, I think. So I grabbed 3 different tassel necklaces to add to the outfit! I know the burgundy tassel stands out more than the other two, but I didn’t consider that a bad thing.
Nancy’s earrings are a simple brown & black bead variety that don’t take too much attention away from the fabulous skirt & booties! We could have chosen from among many different colors for the turtleneck under the vest. I chose the yellow because it’s my favorite color, right now. What color would you have picked?
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Vest: REI (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (similar here a brighter version)~~Boots: Impo (similar here with a chunkier heel)~~Necklace: (similar here one necklace with many tassels)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom has quite a few animal print blouses and tops, so I let her choose which one she wanted to wear! She liked this one because the black & white fit in with the black leather skirt so well.
Yes, but you know me, thus I had to throw in the red sweater for some color! We did decided to belt the blouse under the cardigan, to give it a little more shaping! Then again, you could argue that it disrupts the vertical line of the open cardigan. What would you have done here?
Since we added in the red topper and boots, mom brought out some of her garnets again. Her birthday is in January, and since garnets are her birthstone, she has acquired quite a few pieces. I gravitated towards the simpler earrings since she’s wearing a print blouse, and we also added in a non-garnet ring!!
I realize many women would opt for the black boots with this outfit, but I really love adding color in with the footwear! And since mom had these red ankle boots, she let me style them for this post!
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Cardigan: (similar here with buttons and here the draped version)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Boots: Nine West-thrifted (similar here with a lower heel)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Jude (Blogette): I loved the quip from Jude when she emailed this photo to me. She gave me all of the info below and then added: And YES, I frequently stand in my back yard during a snow storm with a handbag. Doesn’t everyone?
So I had to join in and say, LOL! Well, yes we do, if we are a fashion blogger, right?
Sweater Jillian Jones~~Neck warmer Capolli NY~~Skirt Vintage 80’s from Goodwill/ Wilson Leather (a Minneapolis store from the 70’s)~~Sheepskin boots from Sam’s Club brand ?~~Bag from TJMAXX by Jessica Simpson (old)~~Tights are Betsy Johnson
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There’s no shortage of animal prints that will go fabulously with either a leather skirt or just your plain black skirt!