Wearing Your Leather Skirt with Denim

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Leather Skirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired With Denim

Quote of the day: “Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.”   Oprah Winfrey 

I’m sure every woman on the face of this earth has a black skirt in their closet! But how about a leather or faux leather skirt? It may not be at the top of your list of “I need to get me one of those”, but I have to admit that it’s a fun and modern item!

Of course, I’m sure Nancy or myself wouldn’t have this piece except that my mother generously made us each one last year. We already did one series on these same items here (with lace), here (with floral) & here (with silk). Last year I was trying to add in feminine items to counteract the toughness of the leather. So this year I wanted to see how they would look with other elements.

We start this series by pairing the leather skirt with something denim. My inspiration for this post was seeing Suzanne’s blog post last year! Of course I didn’t add in all of the brooches like she did. We’ll do that next week!

To give you readers some variety of what kind of denim to wear with the skirt, I made sure we all wore something different. I put on my chambray duster, Nancy wore her denim jacket and mom donned her chambray shirt!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Like I said above, I paired my chambray duster with my leather skirt. It’s actually a shirt dress, but I’ve never yet worn it as a dress! It certainly doesn’t “flatter” my shape, but sometimes I think we get too worried about that issue!

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

The mug I’m holding in the above photo is the collage from Spygirl—a wonderful artist who sketched all 40+ bloggers! Here’s a link to the post where she introduced the 3 of us!

If you’d like to see a close up of the mug, Rob’s posted a photo on Instagram that you can view here! I also bought all 3 of us gals shirts with these fabulous sketches on them, which you’ll see in a future post!

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

I wore my navy tights instead of black ones. Looking back, I might have liked the black ones better to tone down all of the blue in the outfit. The print booties have been definitely one of my favorite pairs due to the lovely colors & design on them.

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

The rose & purple pearl necklace was a birthday present from my sweetie. He bought it at my friend’s jewelry shop, Mauzies, when I was at my knitting retreat this November! It’s super long, so I wrapped it twice around my neck as a choker, and then tied a knot in it so it would be shorter.

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

Dress worn as Duster: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Skirt:Mom made it (similar here in a midi length)~~Sweater: J.O.A. (similar here)~~Boots: Sam Edelman (here)~~Necklace: Mauzies (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)~~Hat: Brooklyn Hat Co.(similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s denim item came in the jacket version. She actually has 2 denim jackets, in her closet! You may think that’s silly, but this one is cut bigger, so it ends up being very useful for the colder weather, when she’s layered many tops under it!

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

These are the kind of earrings that Nancy has a lot of in her jewelry box. Short & sweet, just like her! This pair has a pretty scrolling design on it and I thought they’d be good since they don’t interfere with the scarf!

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

The leopard print scarf gets a lot of use being that it’s a neutral! I think a print scarf is an easy way to add interest to solid colored tops! Nancy just recently wore this same scarf in our Animal Print as an Accessory post but tied differently!

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

 The tall black boots are another staple in most of our closets, I’m sure, so I thought they’d be perfect with this outfit!

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

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Jacket: Alaska Woods (similar here)~~Sweater: (similar here)~~Boots: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom was instructed to style her denim shirt with her leather skirt. When I came over to take the photos, I found that she opted to wear her white, cable sweater over it! I thought it looked great, since it adds a nice color contrast to the blue & black and you still get to see her denim collar and cuffs!

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

The white boots are a funny story! My mom found them one day in her extra closet, and doesn’t even remember buying them. She was questioning me when I came over, if I had bought them for her!! I’d laugh except that’s happened to me once too! I think it’s easy to forget what we buy if you’re like mom & I and get some great deals at the end of the season. Then you have to put it away until the next season comes around, and by then it’s out of sight, out of mind!

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

Mom grabbed her blue accessories to go with this outfit since she was wearing denim! I like that even though the rings, necklace & earrings all have blue in them, they don’t all match exactly!

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

I’m not sure if you can tell from this angle, but even her glasses have blue & teal on them! I know, from far away, the frames just look dark, but up close, they match mom’s eyes!

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

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shirt: Land’s End (similar here)~~Sweater: Traverse Bay (similar here with one large cable and here with many)~~Boots: (similar here the muk luks version)~~Necklace: (similar here with gold)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Rings: (similar here and here)

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    Charming outfits to a T – all 3! Your colored freshwater pearls are lovely, the blue tights were the perfect choice and I do love me a duster. Nancy looks adorable. Love her 🐆 scarf. Charlotte looks so chic – I covet her skirt and love how it looks with denim and winter white. Her jewelry is the perfect accent.

    • Just reliving this post makes me want to go out and buy another leather skirt!! I really can’t tell you how much I love mine. Maybe it’s the fact that not everyone has one??
      XOXO

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I think you’ve shown that everyone should – and that they would be able to wear it so many delightful ways.

  • Thanks for linking on my “Happy Shopper” page — I totally missed this post and your kind words!
    Those booties… !!!
    I had two leather skirts in my youth. The first was a 15″ tube shaped miniskirt that snapped up the front (8th grade). I felt so rad in it! The second a gored A-line wrap beige suede knee-length number (high school). The wrap wasn’t generous enough, so it was always falling open when I sat. Not very practical. I also spilled a carton of milk on it and never could get the stain out. Ah, memories.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love hearing those memories Anne!! Don’t they just make you smile??
      We’ll be wearing our t-shirts too—I took photos of us in Vegas wearing them with scarves!! They aren’t in the schedule rotation yet, but as soon as I post them, I’ll add them to your page!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love hearing those memories Anne!! Don’t they just make you smile??
      We’ll be wearing our t-shirts too—I took photos of us in Vegas wearing them with scarves!! They aren’t in the schedule rotation yet, but as soon as I post them, I’ll add them to your page!!

  • ADA

    Looks like a dark neutral leather skirt is meant to go perfectly with denim on top as the three of you have proved! =)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks, Ada. I really was surprised at how much I like this combination!!

  • Faux leather and denim looks cool! I don’t have a faux leather skirt but I have a faux suede skirt that I have worn with a denim jacket.

    Perfect accessories for these outfits: floral booties, animal print scarf and turquoise jewellery.

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carmen!!
      Now that could be a great idea for another series—the suede skirt. I’ll have to see if Nancy has one!
      Happy Weekend!

  • jess

    Love all of the layers Jodie and I need a pair of jacquard boots. I am looking! The long denim dress as a jacket is a great idea! You look chilly 🙂 But staying warm with hot cocoa?
    jess xx
    thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really liked those jacquard boots that Suzanne got!! I’m sure you’ll find a great pair too…I have a feeling they’ll be around for awhile! I do love mine, but I wish they were just a tad shorter in the heel.
      Actually, I’m drinking coffee, but we did have hot chocolate last night!! We live on Coco street so we always laugh when we have cocoa on coco street!!
      Happy Weekend!!

  • You all look fabulous! I love your hat and shades, such a great colour. Those floral print boots are fantastic, I would definitely wear them. I love how your mom layered a sweater over the denim shirt. I have black leather skirt although I suspect it may be a bit tight at the moment. I’ll wait until I’ve burned off the Christmas excess before attempting to zip it up! Thanks so much for linking up to Style With a Smile 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • You all look fabulous! I love your hat and shades, such a great colour. Those floral print boots are fantastic, I would definitely wear them. I love how your mom layered a sweater over the denim shirt. I have black leather skirt although I suspect it may be a bit tight at the moment. I’ll wait until I’ve burned off the Christmas excess before attempting to zip it up! Thanks so much for linking up to Style With a Smile 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the kind words Emma!

  • I never tried leather skirt. It looks nice. I will try it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how just this one piece makes me feel more stylish & young!!

  • Never thought to have a faux leather skirt in my wardrobe, but after reading this post, maybe I should! Everyone did a wonderful job of dressing up each skirt. I especially love the patterned booties and the leopard print scarf. They are great accessories for this look!

    http://passportcouture.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wouldn’t have ever thought the leather skirt a must have before getting this one either. But truly I do feel like it’s much more fun & stylish than just a regular black skirt!!
      It’s also great because spills wipe off easier and pet hair doesn’t stick to it—ha ha!

      • I never would have thought of that before. I might have to try one out just to because I tend to be a klutz and accidentally spill things. 😉

        • Jodie Filogomo

          :)…don’t we all??? LOL

  • Helen Greenwell

    I love the fact that all three of you are wearing a leather skirt! It truly is an ageless piece. I’m sure you get a lot of wear from your pretty floral booties. I have floral pumps I can wear with so many things! Well styled, ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Helen!
      I have to admit that when I wear my leather skirt, it makes me feel more hip & stylish as opposed to just a regular black skirt!! There’s something to be said for that!

  • Love the leather and those booties of yours, I love! I haven’t had a leather skirt in ages but sure would like to have one. I am on a no buy for a while so it will have to wait…oh,well.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m trying to freeze my clothing acquisition too—so far so good–ha ha!!
      Thanks for the kind words Terri!

  • Love the way you all styled a leather skirt. When paired with denim it looks more casual than edgy

    http://www.michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re so right Michelle—it makes it seem more normal!!

  • Leather & Denim… what a great combo!!! You all look amazing! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo!!

  • I do not have a leather skirt. Usually the price is too much though I have tried several on and have an open mind to finding one. Your skirts look soo nice. I am chuckling at your photo of holding your coffee cup and quickly stepping out to take a photo. I’m finding the weather is challenging my photos now too. Have a wonderful week Jodie! Julia

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now there’s one way to realize how lucky I am—I didn’t even have to buy these skirts! Although I did see one at a thrift store recently!!!

  • I love leather and denim together. Love how you paired yours with tights and those amazing booties!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!
      I am so glad I got these booties—I just have to be careful and not wear them all the time…ha ha! Then it’ll look like I have no other shoes!

  • You guys all look so cute! The denim is the perfect pairing to your leather skirt! Perfectly sweet with a little bit of edge.

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what it is…sweet with a bit of edge—I love that Annessa!!

  • I love the faux leather skirt trend and already have a few in my wardrobe! How lucky are you all to get one made to fit perfectly? I like the mix of Denim here, I hadn’t thought of that one!
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really is a fun statement piece. And really, now that I’ve gotten around to wearing it quite a bit, it’s not much different than my regular skirt!!
      It makes me wonder why I had so much trouble trying to style it when I first got it? But I love the denim with it too!! All the credit goes to Suzanne!!

  • I definitely have a faux leather skirt in my closet, but haven’t taken it out in a while!! This has inspired me to pull it out. I think you’ll see it on the blog soon 😉

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally know that feeling…some items get forgotten, but I’m trying not to buy anything new for awhile. So I need to wear what I have!!
      Can’t wait to see your skirt Joti!!

  • Laura

    I love the casual look of these skirts paired with denim! I have a leather skirt I got for a song a few years ago and should really pull it out.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I guess it really goes with everything, right?
      At first, I was worried I’d look too????? something.
      But now I think it’s super fun!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Your mom is the coolest making you all those skirts! The denim goes so well with them and I have to think you’re all warm with the wonderful layers you’ve created. I love each and every look–from your duster and pink (and your fun mug! I got one too!) to Nancy’s pink and animal print to your mom’s cable-knit sweater and awesome boots. Super fun! Super cool!

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

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t she wonderful, Sherry?
      I know at first I wasn’t so sure about these skirts, but I’m definitely a fan now! I think part of it is wearing them with different items and seeing how they are so basic. When it just hung in my closet at first, I just couldn’t figure out what to do with it!!

      • PetiteOver40

        She IS wonderful! And I know exactly what you mean about things hanging in your closet not sure what to do with them. I have some items like that too and they’re inspiring some of my upcoming blog posts!

  • dan

    Great idea to wear the dress like a coat! And the booties are beautiful:they are definitely on trend at the moment…I often have doubts about coloured tights and always decide for black or brown ones, but I have to admit that your blue are really nice!
    You girls look very cute and … are brave to face the snow and take the photos outdoors!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Dan!
      I give my mom a hard time about wearing colored tights to match her boots or outfit, and then I go and do the same thing!!
      I know black is definitely the popular color for tights, but I have always loved being a rebel!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I am dying to lose this darn weight to get back into my grey leather skirt I bought and wore only twice before menopause wreaked havoc, lol I think your fabulous boots would have looked great with the continuous line of black tights and the skirt. Neat idea for the denim dress! I love Nancy’s idea of two jean jacket, one to wear with heavy layering pieces, brilliant! And bravo to Mom for making you the skirts and of course I love her jewelry. I bought Aerosoles wedge boots on clearance over the summer and forgot about them , one was for my daughter for Christmas, but she got in a week later when i discovered them!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I am so glad mom & I aren’t the only ones that forget our purchases!! LOL
      I’m not sure if you’d be up for alterinh your leather skirt, Tracey? I know one time, my mom put a width of fabric in both side seams to make a skirt bigger for me. And then there’s always the possibility of taking it out later??
      Thanks for your lovely thoughts!!

  • I’ve got a very similar leather pencil skirt I thrifted a few years back, and while it’s beautiful, I’m not crazy about the length and I’m too scared to hem it myself, and even more scared that if I take it to someone they will do just as crappy a job of hemming it as I would – is that silly?
    I do really like the leather and denim pairings though and there are so many possibilities with a black leather skirt.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s not silly. I feel that way with most things I alter Lydia. I always start with the “ok…if I screw this up, how upset will I be, and can I fix it?” But most of the time I figure if I’m not wearing it anyways, how can it be worse?
      You could always send it to me, and I’ll have mom fix it for you??
      🙂

    • Charlotte Miller

      Fake leather is very easy to shorten the hem. I used a leather needle and just sewed the hem-no need to finish raw edge as it doesn’t ravel. In fact some skirt hems are just glued with rubber cement. Good luck. Charlotte

      • Thanks for the tip! Now that I look at it, it does seem that it’s been glued! That makes it seem less intimidating. Would you suggest letting it cure with something heavy on top?

        • Charlotte Miller

          I’m not sure the curing is really necessary.

  • I actually don’t have a leather skirt in my wardrobe but you gals definitely make it look good! I do have faux leather pants though so I could take these ideas and apply it to those. Especially since I never wear them!

    Erica
    http://www.pumpsandpushups.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You have to start wearing them Erica!! They are so fun now—and you’re the perfect demographic for them—young & vibrant!!

  • Judy Gramith

    I love this post!! The fact that Charlotte made all of the skirts is really special in a lot of ways! I think a leather or faux leather skirt is a wardrobe staple. I also think it’s an edgy wardrobe piece that women of all ages can and should embrace.
    I own 2 real leather skirts. One in classic black was purchased at Goodwill for 10 bucks! ( one of my finest thrifting moments!) The other is navy blue suede and came from TJMAXX for under $20. I find them to be very versatile and easy to dress up or down.
    Jodie, you are so cute!! The hat and boots are deliciously fun! You look great in this shade of raspberry (?). Try a wide belt with that denim shirtdress and see if you like it better as a dress. Wear those boots with it too!
    Nancy, denim jackets (for our age group) are just something to collect! I have A LOT of them; all thrifted. You look funky fab!
    Charlotte, once again you elegantly defy what many consider “age appropriate”. You look casually sophisticated and totally on trend.
    One of my favorite posts!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jude!!
      I am going to have to try this dress as a dress one of these days! Maybe after I stop accumulating more and more! ha ha
      I do think you’re right that these leather skirts make an outfit more edge—and fun!!
      Did you want to join in for Wednesday or Friday?

  • Oh my goodness, she made those skirts?! How cool is that?! Seems like a hard material to work with. I love how you made them both casual and a little fancier.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!!
      I know this material isn’t as thick as real leather, but mom also has a ton of experience—I’m sure for her it’s easy!!

  • Yes! I love leather skirts!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m thinking I might need another??
      Thanks for the love, Nancy

  • Having a Mom Made skirt is the BEST!

    I just love your tapestry booties.

    I think my favourite look here is Nancy’s. I think it is because she looks so comfortable in it. This is something I could see her wearing again.

    That is a funny story about your Mom’s boots!

    Thanks for the shout-out lady! : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how you see someone wearing something and think—-oooh, I could do that. That’s how it was seeing you in your denim jacket and leather skirt. I don’t know why I never thought of it, but it was a great push to try other ways to wear our leather skirts!!
      Thanks for all of the kind words, Suzanne!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Wow your mum seewing this skirt? Fabulous!
    Funny story about her white boots 🙂
    I love your Edelmann boots, Jodie.
    I have one skirt in black and my leather skirt is cognac.
    xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t my mom amazing?? I’ve always been very lucky, in that she would sew and create for me whenever I wanted. The fabulous thing this time, is it was her idea!!
      Now, maybe I need a cognac one? I love how rich that color is!!

  • I am always so impressed with your mom’s sewing skills! Your leather skirts all look great. Denim is a great peering for leather too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Amy! She started off as a home economics teacher and then when she retired she did alterations for Nordstroms! She’s always loved sewing and creating her clothes ever since I can remember!!
      You’ve just made her day by saying that—I’ll forward you comment so she can see it!

  • Great looks, I’m loving the leather with the denim. Mens me want to get a leather skirt now haha. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Just call me an enabler, Gemma!! But I do think they definitely are a more modern of a black skirt version!!