Getting Wild with your Leather Skirt By Adding in Animal Prints

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

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!

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

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!

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

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?

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

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.

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

My earrings are a hand me down from Nancy. She gave them to me many years ago, before she was wearing longer earrings!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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

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?

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

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!!

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

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!

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

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!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Charmingly styled with the ever-appealing animal print. You all look so cute but my favorite has to be Jude. The setting is a beautiful winter wonderland and her 3 animal-print pieces are so very cute – a furry neck warmer! a darling purse! those tights! I must have them all – added to my list, along with the leather skirt.

    • I have to be honest, Kathleen! When my mom first said she’d make us all these skirts, I said yes only to placate her!! But now? I think they are fabulous and really add some fun to my winter outfits!! Who knows, I may have to have one in a different color this winter??

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I think a black leather skirt is a wardrobe staple, like a crisp white blouse, LBD or trench coat. Charlotte was in the know! I am serious – I really have to have one. And I think another color would be fantastic for you. I found a nice leather jacket in a deep navy blue and look forward to wearing.

  • ADA

    I love how n-sync the three of you are here. All wearing booties, dark opaque tights and all wearing a color pop and layers on top. Well done! Your mamma’s outfit rocks. She is vibrant and beautiful in red. Love her boots and cardigan!

    <3 Ada.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ada!!

  • PetiteOver40

    First, YOUR JACKET! :::drooool::: Jodie, that jacket was made for you. It looks so great against your skin and I really like the mint with it! The leopard belt also coordinates well with the jacket and your skirt–brings them together in a nice way.

    We’re pretty casual up here too, so Nancy would fit right in with her fleece. That skirt and her boots, along with the cute accessories really dress it up a little, even if you are “just running errands.”

    Even though I’m in love with your jacket (don’t bring it to Seattle, it might not go home with you), and I always think Nancy looks amazing in any color, I think your mom’s outfit is my favorite. That red and black together–and especially those boots. The boots really show off her gorgeous legs! And I like the detail of the way you’ve tied the sweater in the back.

    Of course, Jude’s comment cracked me up too! Those Minnesotans know how to get things done in any weather, especially anything involving snow, and Jude looks great doing it!

    Hugs all around,

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awwww, Sherry, you really know how to make a girl feel special!
      Thank you so much for including all of us in your wonderful comment!!
      I’d be happy to share any of my clothing with you—-I have way more than I need anyways, so if you want anything I have, it’s yours!!

  • I can’t get over all three of you rocked leather! I love the leopard shoes. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You can too, Marilyn!! It’s funny how bad a…. you feel when you wear it! LOL!

  • Une femme

    What fun! I think a little leopard print works for all ages.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Susan!! I’m glad I got past those old rules where animal prints were inappropriate—ha ha!

  • Love all three outfits and that leather skirt is a must-have and I love the animal print boots. All fabulous!

    Ann-Marie |

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ann-Marie!
      I’d never have imagined wearing a skirt like this just 2 years ago, but I have totally fallen in love with it!

  • James Jill

    Leather with a touch of leopard , a magic combination. Like you I am rather fond of leopard and red , it always looks so good. Well done on leaving that comfort zone. You all look wonderful in the different combinations.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the positive words!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Leopard print is such a versatile thing. Love your leather jacket! I still haven’t gotten used to the idea of printed booties. I love the pair you have and Nancy’s leopard print are so cute. I guess when I think of a printed shoe I think of a flat or ballet type shoe. I know I am so silly. Nancy’s vest looks so cozy and I probably would have paired it with a dark brown to pull in the print on the boots, but that is my anal matching gene. Ha, ha. Love Mom’s look with the red sweater and boots. I think the belt works and makes the outfit look more sleek. Thanks for sharing Jodie. You were the one who inspired me to get a faux leather skirt and now I love mine. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How nice to hear that I inspired you Amy!!
      I truly have been surprised at how much I love the faux leather skirts—they feel like a step above just a normal skirt in the terms of chic!!
      I’ve forwarded your comment to both mom & Nancy so they can appreciate the kind words you always leave. Thank you for doing that!

  • love seeing your cute ladies outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank Kelsey!!

  • So well done, all of you! I love Nancy’s animal print boots. Thanks for linking up, xox


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patti!!
      Aren’t her booties just the cat’s meow?? LOL!

  • Carina Ž

    Wow, all the outfits are so stylish!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carina!

  • I like the leather with the animal print, and it’s nice to see the options you have shown. You can do it with a small piece like a belt or a larger piece like a blouse.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!
      Happy Sunday!!

  • Love the mix of leather and leopard in all of these looks! Charlotte’s red and leopard pairing is fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jill!!
      I have to admit, I must gravitate to leopard & red because it does look so nice!!

  • Rosy Flynn

    I really love your take on the leopard look with your belt, it looks really chic but still statement enough to pack a punch, I love these posts, the different looks each time are fantastic 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rosy!!
      I love showing the variety with the same item. I’m sure it can get boring to readers to see some of the same things over and over during the week, but I also figure that’s real life for most of us?
      Happy Sunday!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Isn’t it funny how red is often the first color that comes to mind to pair with leopard? Over the last several years I’ve gotten past that and pair it with pretty much anything including other prints. I think just about anything, whether it be a print, a material or an item (I’m thinking otk boots) can veer into a questionable area, but it’s all in how you choose to style it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You speak truth Debbie!! But not only how we style an item, but seeing it more and more makes it seems more the norm.
      If I saw someone wearing OTK boots 5 years ago, I might think why? But now that they are on most bloggers and in every store, I consider them a smart, warm choice!!
      Happy Sunday!

  • I really like your outfit. Your new leather jacket is gorgeous. Very nice gift to yourself! 🙂 And I love Nancy’s leopard ankle boots. I still haven’t gotten any animal print shoes or boots even though they have been on my “list” forever. My favorite outfit is probably your mom’s. I just love the red with the leather and the animal print. I would have probably not belted the blouse because, as you mention, it does interrupt the vertical line a bit. But it looks great as is!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such nice compliments Andrea!! I’ll make sure that mom & Nancy read this so it can make them smile too!!
      I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of the animal print shoes! And once you get your perfect pair, I bet you’ll wonder why it took so long, ha ha!!
      Happy Sunday!

  • I enjoyed all of these looks very much. I really like the mix of leather and bit of animal print. Your new leather jacket is quite nice and will be so versatile! Also I usually wear black no-show socks with my leggings and booties – my feet stay warm and the black isn’t obvious. I will be posting a leather skirt later this week on my blog. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      See—great minds think alike. I guess it’s just the time of the year for our leather skirts, huh?
      Thanks for the idea of the no-show socks! I do have a pair, but didn’t think about them!!
      Happy Sunday, Jennie!

  • These are all great leather skirt looks–I love the leopard accents! You’re making me want to find a leather pencil skirt for sure!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shea!!
      I have been surprised that just the material of a skirt would make me feel more modern—it’s so fun too!!

  • Caitlin

    Love that jacket from the 50’s outfit!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Caitlin!! I’ve been wearing the heck out of it!!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    All three looks are splendid! Such a great variety of textures and styles in each outfit 🙂


    Edye |

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Edye!!

  • These are all GREAT looks, Jodie! I love how you accessorize! Those earrings are fabulous with your leather jacket! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Luci!!

  • Jodie, I was chuckling and devouring your tidbits of fashion inspiration throughout the whole post. Each look stand well on their own and together, they tell offer a wide variety of options on how to go a bit wild with a leather skirt. You are a genius. The color palettes of all the looks are fabulous (especially your light blue top) and the belts in both your look and Charlotte’s provide a little structure to looks that would otherwise be a little shapeless and less flattering. Well done all around. Thank you for sharing your marvelous inspirations and adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a glowing comment Rena! It almost made me blush!!
      Happy Weekend!!

  • I didn’t use to ever wear leopard print but I’ve mellowed with age and it occasionally creeps into my accessories. I love Nancy’s ankle boots and Jude’s tights are daring but cool!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally understand that Gail! In fact, I remember only about 4 years ago having a discussion with a patient how we thought animal prints were somewhat inappropriate. It’s so interesting to me how one’s perspective can change!!
      Thanks for the love and stopping by!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Great new jacket. and a subtle way to pop in some leopard. Great leopard boots and the vest was a great addition for Nancy’s look. Of course red and leopard are so spicy together and a favorite…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks tons Tracey!
      Happy Weekend!

  • La Veine

    Love the three outfits, a good leather skirt is a must-have!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Marta!!

  • Kreativk Net

    Those little details look great in animal print I think! I especially like the booties! I just got myself an animal print scarf and am thinking about animal print ballerina flats too! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Katrin!! Nancy will enjoy the fact that her booties are so loved!!

  • I have sewn elastic to make a stirrup on the leggings. That way they don’t ride and stay put. As far as socks I would either get ankle socks so you can’t see the seam or wearing a pair of cute ones over the leggings so they peak out from the top of the boot! I love a good leather skirt and like how you all paired it with little animal print accents. Great look!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Great ideas Ruth—-thanks so much!
      Happy Weekend!!

  • Judy Gramith

    I really like your leopard and faux leather combinations for this posting. Each of you is happily sporting the “classic American snow country look”. I think some of our Canadian friends can also identify with this look!
    Jodie, that new leather jacket you purchased recently has a lot of cute zipper and pintuck details which are nice. You should definetly get your little fingers knitting some boot socks/toppers /leg warmers to wear OVER your tights (as suggested in another comment). I think they can actually make legs look thinner because they add the bulk at the top of the boot. That’s one reason I folded over the top of my boot to reveal the sheeps wool inside. It creates the same bulk and warmth at the ankle and a thinner looking calf.
    I actually enjoyed standing ouside on this snowy day with my husband quickly snapping off a flurry of photos so we could get back into the warm house. =-)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am going to have to get knitting some of those toppers for me!!
      I have 3 sweaters started right now, so I always want to finish what I have started!! But if I wait too long, it’ll be springtime!!
      Thanks for being a part of this adventure—I love having you as a blogette!!
      Next week is brooches—any interest?

  • Oh those leopard booties are too cute!! I am loving these leather skirt combos. Happy weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they perfect, Liz!
      Thanks for the love and happy weekend to you too!!

  • I love red with animal prints and I love your Mom’s boots!

    Jude standing out in the snow storm for the photo is such a trooper!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzanne!!
      I think red is my go to when I think of leopard! I wonder why?
      Jude is definitely built of thicker skin than I am—-I’m a wimp when it’s snowing!!

  • Such cute looks! Love those leopard booties!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they the best? She got them for only $15 at DSW. I almost had to buy a pair myself, but I showed some restraint, for once!!

  • Wild child! Love the combo of leopard & leather but it seems like it could be dangerous if not styled properly. I love that you each added just one printed piece!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!!
      Maybe this is one of those cases where moderation is justified?!!

  • Jean Ann

    Since you asked….. for you try short socks and add stirrups to the bottom of your footless tights. I might have picked a turtleneck with one of the browns in Nancys booties or maybe a royal blue. And I love the red sweater and boots of your moms outfit the belt is the perfect accessory to pull the waist in. Great looks! And FYI I always take my fashion purses to the barn especially if it’s snowing, where else whould I keep my gloves and phone? Jude is quite funny. Thanks for another great post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s a good idea about the short socks…I guess if they are blackish, they could even show above the booties and you’d hardly notice!!
      Ahhh…but that’s a good reason to take your purse out with you!! Totally functional!
      Thanks for the love & support!! XOXO

    • Judy Gramith

      Clearly we share a macabre yet unique appreciation of our handbags. Louis Vuitton just wouldn’t get us… =-)

  • Mireille

    Love all three, but my favorite is yours! This is my favorite set of this series, I could see myself wearing something very similar to these outfits if I had the items in my closet!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the resounding agreement Mireille! This was a fun series especially since it seemed very different from the first leather skirt series (at least in my head-ha ha).
      I may even do another series next year?

  • donnaduck

    Favorite outfit? Your mom’s! She looks amazing! I’d have kept the red sweater, definitely, but might have gone with black boots. But that’s me- she looks put together and also like she’s having fun! I love your earrings- the colors are so pretty! And your jacket is great! I never would have thought to put three necklaces together like Nancy’s wearing, but it’s a great idea!

    Have a good weekend, Jodi!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for giving us such a boost today with your fabulous comment, Donna!!
      It always feel so nice when you like what we style!!
      Happy weekend to you too! We’ll be packing up some tchotchkes at mom’s place so she can have her carpeting stretched soon!! Fun, fun, fun!

  • The print game is strong! I love the looks!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great way to put it Dora!!

  • You ladies look adorable and how cool are your leather skirts.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so nice, thanks Aracely!!

  • Great looks! I’m loving the pops of animal print! Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Marci Vaughn

    I love the comment from Jude! 😉 How funny! All four of these outfits are great. I especially like the ankle boots in leopard and red! I have some leopard flats that I like to wear with an otherwise neutral outfit! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Marci!!
      I agree that it’s so fun to add in a fun color when everything else is more neutral!! I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks this is great!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Jodie Nancy looks great, she is even wearing the new “in” color for 2017. And I had to laugh at Jude’s remark.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mary!!
      I thought this might be a fun way to incorporate the fleece jacket/vest! There’s so much of it here in Denver, but it’s always worn so casually!!

  • You can also(thats what I do)wear thick socks , Nice fluffy ones over the legging and let them pop out of the boot! If you understand what I mean😂😂😂Happy weekend dear Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve never even tried that Nancy—but I may need to this weekend! Thanks tons!!