Making your Leather Skirt part of a Cozy Outfit

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Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Leather Skirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Cozy Version

Quote of the day: “I don’t want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art.” Carrie Fisher

I know when my mom first made us our leather skirts, I really wasn’t sure about it. I mean, I’m from the day when leather was quite the masculine feature. And it had that rock ‘n roll vibe which I really didn’t subscribe to all that much. But luckily, I kept an open mind, and have grown to love these skirts.

Last year, I styled all of these skirts with a yin yang twist by pairing them with feminine details here, here, & here. But this time I wanted something different. The first post of this series concentrated on wearing the skirts with denim. So now I wanted to bring more of a comfy, cozy vibe to the mix by adding in a relaxed sweater & comfortable footwear.

Make sure to scroll all the way to the end of the post, because I was lucky enough to be able to include a blogette again!! I love having other “real” women be part of this adventure, so if anyone else is interested, just email me!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I wanted to add some whimsey to my cozy outfit by wearing my new LuLaRoe print leggings with the skirt. If my skirt looks a little shorter than the last post, it’s because I folded the waistband over a belt in order to be able to see the leggings more!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

I actually have a pair of black tights under the leggings to add in an extra layer for warmth. You can see them in the gap between tennies and leggings! Otherwise my ankles would get chilly since we were outside. Now if I were inside all day, I might not have cared!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

These earrings have been a popular pair in my outfits since I bought them. I love that they convert to a simple stud earring, and a gold chandelier earring by being able to remove the turquoise tassel. The only problem wearing them this day, was the back part has a hook to hold the tassel, and it kept getting caught on my scarf!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

As for the knitted pieces, I did knit the grey scarf. It was a kit that I received at our knitting retreat at our gift exchange!! The sweater I did not knit…but I could–ha ha! I have the pattern and the yarn in other colors. The yarn & pattern is from Black Water Abbey Yarns, which is run by my friend, Marilyn! She let me model a couple of sweaters for some patterns, and then generously gave me this sweater!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Leggings: LuLaRoe (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here in a midi length)~~Cardigan: Black Water Abbey Yarns (similar here darker as a cocoon style)~~Shoes: Guess (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (here)~~Purse: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s cozy sweater, I chose this ivory one because of the added buttons on it. I’m sure you can tell by the snow in the background, that we get loads of opportunities to wear thick sweaters here in Denver!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

And since many women don’t love the idea of accessorizing, I think this sweater does all of the hard work for you! There’s interest in the large, brown buttons, and the smaller brown beads. Even the ribbing and different patterns of embroidery make this sweater more refreshing than just a plain one!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

I know, normally I would have layered a solid colored shirt under the sweater, since there is so much going on with the sweater. But I got a wild hair in my bonnet, and figured that we’d try a graphic type shirt! At least I thought this was plenty enough and didn’t add in a necklace, ha ha!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Nancy doesn’t usually wear these boots with a skirt or dress, but I twisted her arm since the theme screams comfort to me!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Cardigan: Christopher & Banks (similar here only 2 sizes left or here with leather trim)~~Top: St. John’s Bay (similar here)~~Boots: White Mountain (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom chose this sweater for her cozy look because it was one of the newest. And the nice part, is that it’s a print as opposed to a solid colored sweater like both Nancy & I wore!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

As much as I try to add in variety for our similar themes, it ends up being humorous (at least to me) how much I tend to grab some of the same items. Like mom’s shoes for her cozy, leather skirt outfit! They aren’t much different than Nancy’s boots in this category!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

This sweater is almost tunic length but not super thick. Even though it has a cowl neck, mom kept her turtleneck on underneath it for warmth! I suppose we could have added a long necklace, but I thought the stripes & cowl were enough. The earrings are long enough to hang down into the white portion and thus show up quite well!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

And since mom was wearing flats, we decided to go trouncing around the back yard to find some shade for the photos!!

Leather Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Sweater: Style & Co. (similar here somewhat same colors but crew neck, or here, or here in B&W with cowl neck)~~Turtleneck: (similar here)~~Boots: Great Land (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Jude (blogette): Jude describes this as the vintage 80’s!!

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The nordic sweater came from Etsy just last week and was from LL Bean. Her skirt was from Target years ago and is an Isaac Mizrahi. The boots are from T.J. MAXX and are Sorel brand–they were the last Christmas gift to her from her dad. And that snow is from God. =-) Now that’s the way to do winter in my opinion!! Great job Jude!

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Since it is sweater weather, I had to showcase some fun ones that are under $100

  • PetiteOver40

    “The snow came from God.” That line cracked me up, Jodie! I love it!

    I also love all your outfits! You do look cozy and comfy. I imagined all four of you out shopping on a weekend together, taking the town by storm. (A cute winter storm, perhaps?) I would imagine the leather skirts are warmer than regular skirts?

    Hugs all around,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Jude is a funny girl—it was actually her line—I can’t take credit for it. I’m usually only funny when it’s inappropriate—LOL!!
      And I’d have to say that leather skirts (even the faux ones) are warmer than normal material. Because I was trying to imagine coming up with a post for the summer with us wearing these—and all I could think about was sweat!
      XOXO

  • Kathy Marris

    It is refreshing to see a leather skirt on different women of different decades. I have one and I’ve only worn it once because I felt it was too young for me. You have inspired me to wear it now. I love all of your outfits and accessories. #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do know that feeling Kathy!! Really, I do.
      When my mom made these skirts for us, I really didn’t think I would like it. But to make mom happy we did the first series (last year). But then I started seeing them on more & more older bloggers, and then I decided I would wear it out in public!! And a couple of younger girls actually complimented me! Well, that was definitely the turning point!
      I hope you end up wearing it again!! I (now) think they are fabulous!! And if you want, I’ll include you in my next series on them (probably next winter!!)

  • Oh, those leggings are so fun and look super cute with your leather skirt! The oversized buttons on Nancy’s cardigan are a great feature and I am glad you convinced her to go with these booties. Great cozy looks all around!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jennie!!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    I so love coming here. Always so much to learn, see and experiment with. I find so many cool ways to switch up my wardrobe. Even if I don’t have the exact pieces your examples make me think about what I do have and how I can use them in a different way. You all look great in your skirts and I love the items your paired with them. Jodie, your lavender sweater is the bomb! I also want Nancy’s sweater. Love those big buttons. And I think I need to wear magenta more often, it looks great against the neutrals.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow, Nikki…you just totally made my day with your comment! Because really that’s is one of my goals. How can we wear what’s in our closets? And differently, you know?
      Thanks so much for your kind words and sharing this post—i truly appreciate it!

      • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

        Jodie, I love looking at fashion blogs, but rarely do I see myself in the outfits, but I see so many possibilities for myself in your posts. xx

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Thanks Nikki!! I think that’s one of the best compliments I could imagine. It’s truly my goal!!
          Because really, we are all just “real” women. With a budget. And “real” bodies. And wrinkles & scars! (you get the idea…LOL)
          🙂

  • I love your outfit Jodie! Colour, texture and styled perfectly. Your hair looks good straight too xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laurie!!
      I do love my hair straight, but I try not to do it too much—it’s so dry here in Colorado and I don’t want to damage it too much!!

  • Michelle Leslie

    It always surprises me how versatile your outfits actually are Jodie and the different looks you achieve with one common item. Pairing different kinds of sweaters with the leather skirt looks so cozy and comfortable too. I love your leggings BTW, that’s such a nice touch 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such kind words Michelle!
      I have to admit, that not only do I like to post my outfits with a theme because it makes me realize how versatile a piece can be. But also it gives me a starting point on putting together an outfit when we’re going out! How else would I decide what to wear for the day? Ha ha!!

  • Love the variety of the outfits you’ve shown us Jodie. I had a leather skirt when I was young and pencil thin, but I don’t have one now. Maybe time to think about it when winter arrives in Australia. Right now, we have a heat wave! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I certainly couldn’t imagine wearing one of these in the summer heat, Lyndall!
      But I do think they add a little more fun than a plain black skirt in these dreary winter months!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • I haven’t had a leather skirt in years. But I love these looks.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      In all truthfulness, I probably wouldn’t have one except that mom made us these!! I do consider myself lucky!
      Thanks for stopping by Audrey!

  • Maria Flux

    They look lovely! The last one and the shoes are gorgeous!
    http://bit.ly/2idKeUn

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Maria!!

  • Oh I love these… also because it’s summer (and hot!) here in Australia so I’m fantasising about winter and tights! #teamlovinlife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ha ha Deborah!! It’s funny how we always want the opposite, huh? Although I do love winter so I can wear my sweaters and layer up (how else do you hide the Christmas poundage?)

  • You all look lovely as always. I like Nancy’s take on the leather skirt the most. Her jumper (sweater) looks so comfy and lovely.
    #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Leanne!
      Nancy will love to read your comment! She’s always such a good sport about letting me style her outfits and she rarely gives me a hard time about putting items together that she normally wouldn’t!!
      Maybe when she hears this from you, she’ll feel more comfortable to do it on her own too!!

  • Laura

    I love the idea of adding knit tops to soften the edge the leather skirt can add to an outfit. These are 4 great casual outfits with leather skirts!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laura!!
      I kinda like this way the best so far—it makes it casual & fun!!

  • I adore the colorful leggings underneath that skirt! Such a fun idea!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – Loveofmode.com
    Las Vegas Vlog & Sephora Giveaway

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tamara!
      Sometimes I’m never sure if my creativity is good or crazy??!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Ohh, fun post! I just LOVE your outfit with the colorful leggings, earrings and that pinstripe down the center of your leather skirt. LOVE!!! I also love the other two leather skirt looks that are toned down a bit with a chunky sweater, fun shoes, etc. I don’t have a leather skirt, but I’ve been wanting one!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carrie!
      I almost think this is one of my favorite ways I’ve worn my leather skirt! It feels more fun and casual, I think!!
      I’m so glad my mom made these for us. Although, seeing as how I’ve become such a fan of this item, I might even scout out the thrift stores for one in another color!!

  • I love all three of your in your leather skirts with cozy sweaters! And I especially love your leggings! How fabulous are they!!! And how great do they look with the leather skirt! Fantastic combo!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!
      I never thought I’d wear print leggings, but now that I have them, I feel the need to figure out how I feel comfortable in them!! This is pretty much my fave way so far—It feels fun yet appropriate!!

  • Lauren Blair .

    Love all of the looks! And the tights under the leggings aren’t even noticeable since they’re black! What fun different ways to wear a leather skirt. Love the “blogette’s” take and that term “blogette”! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    http://www.gracerock-kellyroll.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lauren!!
      Jude (the blogette) came up with that term and I just love it!!
      I wish more “real” women would want to participate—it’s so fun to see everyone’s interpretation of a theme!!

  • The way you wear it is very sporty! That s a great idea to wear a leather skirt like that!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!! I really did like how these turned out—since Colorado is quite casual, I felt so perfect in this all day!!

  • writeofthemiddle

    Love all the outfits – so cute and stylish. It’s weird seeing snow and winter clothes when we are sweltering through a heatwave here in Brisbane, Australia! lol #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is funny to be at the opposite ends of the seasons!! But no fair rubbing it in, Min, LOL!!

  • So fun and perfect for colder weather!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Your sweaters in this posting have great
    variety. A skirt and tights or leggings is an option I do a lot but I have some short, sporty skirts (that are not leather) that i wear quire often. They serve the same pupose that a long sweater does for covering the crotch area. I even wear them with leggings for Zumba.
    Jodie, your gifted, lavender sweater is GORGEOUS. I love that there are other colors in the muted heather yarn. You look so cute in your new patterned leggings and sneakers! Have you thought about knitting yourself some short leg warmers that match this sweater? They look cute with boots and sneakers too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s a great idea about the leg warmers Jude!! Especially since I’m sure I have this yarn in my stash—and if by chance I don’t, I can easily obtain it!! I love knitting so much; I only wish it didn’t take so long to finish my projects. I know at least with sewing, that my mom only spends about 1 -2 days on a project and it’s done!!
      Thanks so much for joining in for the post!

  • ADA

    Look at all of you styling stylish, classic black pencil leather skirts. My featured blogger this week has on a black leather skirt – come see the post tomorrow. I couldn’t help but notice all your cozy knits on top, too. Love that you all chose cozy, warm sweaters. Love your sweater and your mom’s and Nancy’s polished combat boots are fun!

    Have a great rest of the week, ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ada!!
      Mom & Nancy will love to hear that your liked their boots!

  • CathyLynchLawdanski

    I like Nancy’s the best and tell her those boots look so cute with her skirt!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cathy!!
      It means so much more when it comes from another source, so thanks tons for your opinion!!

  • This is such a fun way to style a leather skirt! Thank you for sharing these great looks! Happy winter!! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Suzanne!!

  • I wear my leather skirt with tights in the winter too! It’s the only way to wear it without freezing!

    michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Exactly!!
      Although I have to laugh, because it’s not that I really spend much time outdoors!!

  • I like that you were able to make your skirt shorter for the comfy-casual look, I think flats just require a bit of an abbreviated hemline.

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really makes me want to shorten my skirt now—especially since mom said it was relatively easy!!
      I’ll probably wear it mostly in the winter months, and thus with tights, so I like it a little shorter!!

  • Leather skirts are so fun! I just love how everyone styled theirs!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!! They really do seem to add more personality to an outfit!!

  • Love how the more sleek leather pairs with the cozier knits!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy! With all of the sweaters in my closet, I can’t believe I didn’t think of this option last year. Although it is ingrained in me to think that skirts are dressier!!

  • Mireille

    And your earrings are awesome!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much! Normally I would NEVER spend that kind of money on earrings, but I gave myself a couple of weeks and still wanted them badly. Besides, I figure they really are 4 sets of earrings!!

  • Mireille

    Very fun outfits! Love the shoe pairing in all of them. We had about an inch of snow here in Atlanta and it shut down our county for a few days because it iced up! No school for the kiddos. By the end of the week it will be 70! Crazy!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The good thing is that makes a perfect reason to pull out the sweaters, right?
      Although you probably don’t have a ton of boots & heavy items??
      Thanks for your update, Mireille!!

      • Mireille

        I actually probably have 6 pairs of boots/booties and sometime I am very stubborn about them: it was almost 70 on Christmas and decided I was wearing boots because it was winter! But yes, not too many heavy items, I tend to layer when it gets cold.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That made me laugh, because I’m the same way with my sandals. The calendar says spring, so I want to bare my tootsies—and we tend to get the most snow in April & May!!

  • Jodie, I think this is my favorite color on you. Love the lavendar. I love those cute quilted sneakers too. Love the leggings with such color to give a lift in the winter. Everyone looks great and I am ready to take out my faux leather!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jess! I really don’t have a lot of this color in my closet, but maybe I should rethink that?

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie, you all look so cute and cozy. I love that sweater that you have on. The color and pattern are so pretty. Nancy looks fabulous with those casual booties, so be sure to tell her she could wear those with skirts more often! Love the colors in your mom’s sweater. Tell Jude, she really needs to start her own blog! Ha, ha. She does a great job. And that picture in the snow is so fun!! Now you are making me want to try this with my faux leather skirt. Thanks for the inspiration! – AMy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m really glad I’ve been trying different combinations with these leather skirts.
      Because otherwise I probably wouldn’t have worn it much—I would have just considered it another skirt in my closet! But I think the leggings look is almost my favorite lately!!
      Thanks for giving such great love to mom, Nancy & Jude!! I forwarded the comment to them all so they can bask in your kind words!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Leather skirt lovelies!! Adoring the lavender and pops of color!! Very fun outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!

  • donnaduck

    Oh my gosh- looking at Jude’s snow picture made me so cold! We’ve had cold here, but not much snow (she says, knocking on wood so that the snow-gods don’t hear me…). The cold has made me turn to all my sweaters, tights, leggings and boots for sure! I love all 3 skirts/outifts- casual boots with skirts and dresses is my look!! Kind of makes the dresses and skirts not so dressy.

    On a different note- we’ve had some Denver-like weather here lately, where it’s cold and some snow, then the next day it’s 50 degrees! I feel like Bethlehem PA and Denver CO are twins right now! 😉 Have a great day!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think when the weather changes like that, it makes the winter so much more manageable!! That and trying to look cute–ha ha!
      Thanks for the love, Donna!!
      Wearing my sweaters & boots, is one reason I’m not sure I could move to a warm year round climate. I suppose I could knit lacy sweaters instead? But I do love my cozy ones!!

  • Stevie Turner

    I’ve had leather jackets in the past, but never a leather skirt. I see I’ve missed out!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh…but it’s never too late!!
      I’ve seen quite a few at thrift stores!!
      🙂

      • Stevie Turner

        My waist isn’t quite as tidy as yours!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Nancy has that issue too—but we try to hide that fact!

          • Stevie Turner

            Yes, you do this very well.

  • What a timely post Jodie!
    I have just bought a vintage leather skirt from eBay…. It’s on its way and this is great inspiration.
    You all look so cosy and fashionable in these leather-clad looks BUT your pins (in those fab leggings) have stolen the show!
    Bravo. XXX
    Samantha

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can’t wait to see your leather skirt Samantha!!
      I love these print leggings, but I have to admit, I almost feel to teenagerish when I wear them out in public! Crazy, right? That’s why I really liked wearing them with a skirt—it just felt more adultish!!

      • Not crazy at all…I understand.
        BUT remember that you have beautiful legs and you should show them off if you want to!
        There are many teens that couldn’t pull of these… enjoy wearing them.
        XXX

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Thanks Samantha—you know just how to make me feel courageous!!

  • Queen of Rods

    I particularly like Nancy’s skirt/tights/boot combo. Very flattering 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Janet! Nancy will be thrilled to read your comment!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Jodie I think you outfit is fabulous. The way you are wearing all those colors can make a wintry day seem bright and fresh. Love all the lavender.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!! I am one of those that loves my color—especially when it’s dark & dreary outside!!

  • Wonderful outfits, Jodie your photos are stunning. I love the new backdrop.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!
      Rob & I have been having fun trying out some different locations for our photos—it’s usually on our way to someplace to eat–ha ha!

  • Maria Jose Gomez Verdu

    Great post, I love the leather skirt too
    http://www.treschic.fashion
    @mariajosegomezverdu

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Maria!! They are a great item!