Black Leather Skirt Outfit Ideas at Mauzies
Quote of the day: “Never pass up an opportunity to wear a fancy outfit, even if you’re the only one who appreciates it.” Rupaul
This quote runs along the lines of the idea to start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. I know many women don’t wear skirts as much anymore. And I get it. Pants and jeans can definitely be warmer especially in the colder months.
But let me clue you into a secret. Skirts are actually easier to fit for the most part. Because there are many less fit points to consider. So in this holiday season of of eating and enjoying, consider your skirts as a great option. Either that or leggings. And both varieties come in leather or faux leather.
The leather trend is hitting it big, like I discussed in our fall trends for 2018 post. Yet this is not the first time we’ve worn these same skirts on the blog. It all started when my mom made us “matching” skirts two years ago. Truthfully, I had no idea how to wear it. It seemed a little too edgy for me. That’s why I started that series of pairing them with more feminine details.
However, by the time last year rolled around, I felt that this kind of skirt could and would work with almost anything. And today’s post is no exception. I told mom and Nancy to wear with it what they wanted as we attended an open house to Mauzies. Needless to say it was cold outside, so you also get to see the outerwear. Except for me…I layered.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Jacket: Boho Chic-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: Jambu c/o (similar here)~~Earrings: Mauzies (similar here)~~Purse: Aldo (similar here)~~Tights: Berkshire Legs c/o (here)
Why I Wore This Outfit
A friend of mine invited me over to her house to pick out clothes from the items she was getting rid of recently. Talk about heaven on earth for me. That’s when I picked up this jacket, and I had to show it off right away.
I pulled out the burgundy from it for my top layer underneath it and for my footwear also.
How You Could Change This Outfit
When I first received these shoes last fall from Jambu, I thought of them for the warmer days. This was because of the cut out between the body and strap. I’m not sure why the idea of tights didn’t come into play last season for the colder days. But really, these are very much like ankle boots with a cut out.
I’ve been lucky to try out some of the newer styles of tights from Berkshire Legs, and this pair is great because it’s a shaping pair yet there’s no waistband to bug you. Another option would be a pair of burgundy tights to match the shoes.
At the hem of the sleeves, is the same print in a sheer material. I love this extra detail, yet it can be bothersome when you are reaching across the table or trying to work. For now I will leave it as is, but I have a feeling in the future, I may cut them off. Heck, I could add it to some other sleeves that are only 3/4 length.
Nancy’s (70+) Outfit
Coat: (similar here or with more color)~~Skirt: Made by Charlotte (similar here)~~Top: The Limited (similar here)~~Boots: Unisa (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: Laga Designs (similar here)
Why Nancy Wore This Outfit
I love that Nancy and I both wore burgundy with our black leather skirts. Burgundy is one of those colors that gets a lot of love this time of year.
Nancy wanted to add some color to the dark skirt. Therefore she pulled out a sheer, burgundy blouse and added in that same color with her footwear and purse. You can see the blouse better in the photos from inside of Mauzies shop similar to the top photo.
How You Could Change This Outfit
I adore that Nancy voluntarily wore her ankle boots with the skirt. It’s such a modern footwear choice with dresses and skirts. Yet I know it’s hard for some women to embrace this idea.
Nancy became extremely creative with her layering for this look. The burgundy sheer blouse needed another layer under it, so she wore a dark top beneath it. However, the base layer kept sticking up at the neckline which she didn’t want. So she wore her bra over the base layer to keep it in place. Now isn’t that brilliant?
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit
Cape: Gamiss c/o(similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Jacket: Vintage Concept (similar here)~~Boots: Bandolinos (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: The Sak (similar here)
Why Charlotte Wore This Outfit
Since we knew we’d be taking photos both inside and outside, my mom’s goal was to stay warm with her outfit.
One of the easiest ways to do this is figure out the coat you want to wear, and then copy that same color/style in your outfit. For example, my mom is wearing a grey long jacket as her topper in the outfit. Therefore, she added in her grey cape over top. Then you know that both pieces work fabulously with the other items.
How You Could Change This Outfit
I know many of you lean to the matchy matchy personality. Not that’s its a bad thing, but it is fun to add in a spice of color here and there. This outfit would be easy to add in either a colorful scarf or colorful purse.
Capes may not be the outer wear of choice when you’re trying to keep warm. I get it because a cape tends to be open and breezy. Yet my mom wore this same cape when we talked about layering coats last winter. So my thought would be to keep an open mind about some of the pieces in your closet. They can be more versatile than you think with a little creativity.
No, this isn’t a sponsored post. Martha (Mauzie) is my friend from book club and she has this open house celebration every November. I absolutely love supporting not only my friends, but the small businesses in my area. If you haven’t heard me talk about it before, the big reason is because I was a small business myself when I had my dental office. And owning a business is no easy or small feat.
Check out her website at Mauzie’s to get an idea of the incredible designs she creates. Also, if you are visiting Denver or live in the Denver area, make sure and check out her store.
The best thing about a small jewelry shop is it’s a great place to get unique pieces. Trust me when I say that all your friends won’t have these same pieces.
The other advantage is jewelers are a creative soul. So if you have some old pieces you never wear anymore, how about having them redesigned to something you will wear? Nancy decided to do this on our trip to Mauzies. She took her wedding ring from my dad. She used to wear it occasionally on her right hand. However, since he passed away almost 20 years ago, she thought it was time to make it into something she would wear more often. Martha is possibly going to design it into a cuff bracelet. We will show you the masterpiece when it’s done.
Another thing to think about is repairing some broken pieces. Both my mom and I took some jewelry to have Martha fix for us. It seems silly to have it sit in your jewelry box being unworn. Take it to your local jeweler and see if it’s worth having it repaired.
Tips & Tricks for a Black Leather Skirt
Why would a black leather skirt be something you’d even ever consider? I think it should be because it’s basically a black skirt. A black skirt with a little extra pizzazz and fun. Not that your leather skirt has to be black, but it’s an easy way to dip your toe into the leather trend.
It’s kinda like the first time you wore leggings. You might have felt weird or uncomfortable in them. Yet after a couple of times, it was the norm. And leather skirts or pants can be the same way.
Let’s talk about a fabulous trait about leather or faux leather. Your pet hair doesn’t stick to it. If you have pets, then you’ll appreciate this and can thank me later.
And if you get one, but are unsure of how to style it, feel free to use our outfits from the last couple of years as inspiration.
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