Leather Skirt Three Ways

A few weeks ago as I was innocently browsing J.Crew (it always starts out innocent), I found this pleated faux leather skirt and loved it the second I put it on. I loved the length and the structure of the pleats — a lot of time pleats have a tendency to not be flattering but in this faux fabric the pleats work. ย  Plus, I’m always a fan of faux leather. Give me it to me in jacket, skirt, bag or dress — I’ll take it. My only hesitation with this skirt was what to wear with it. But within a few minutes I realized how versatile this skirt can actually be — it’s really just a fancy black skirt and we all know how easy a black skirt is to style. But in case you might feel like a faux leather skirt is a challenge, I decided to take that challenge on and style it three different ways below.
You simply can not go wrong with a basic plaid button down in the fall — may it be with denim or a faux leather pleated skirt. (This skirt comes in navy as well which would be a knock out combination with plaid, too!) Have plaid, will travel…to J.Crew.
Graphic tees have somehow gone from novelty to essentials these days. I say this as I look at my folded pile of many graphic tees. But they are easy to toss on and style, especially with the right pieces. An easy update to a denim jacket and graphic tee look, this skirt fits right in to this outfit.
There is that special few weeks in the fall (especially in the South) that you can get away with bare legs and a sweater. I plan on taking full advantage of that weather when it comes. I love an oversized sweater paired with a mini skirt or skinny jeans; it’s a casual but classic look. Plus I love that I can easily take this skirt with me into winter, add some tall black boots and I’m set for the cooler days.
Honorable mention pairings: chambray top and a classic white button down. Those two always mix and match perfectly with a leather mini. Of course there are infinite ways to style a simple black skirt, or even a not so simple skirt — leave some of your style thoughts below!
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  1. This skirt is PERFECT! I mean how can you say no to pleats and leather?
    xo Adri | http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  2. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love all these looks<3

    Shall We Sasa

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  3. sara says:

    Would love to know how the sweater runs (ie if i normally wear a medium and want to wear it big should i buy a large?) NEED it!

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  4. rach. says:

    well yep. definitely need that skirt!

    love the blog!
    love, rach.

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  5. LOVE all 3 looks!

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  6. Bridget says:

    omg. suddenly i need this. funny how that happens, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  7. I love all three looks! And that big sweater looks so comfy!

    C’s Collection | http://chelseascollection.com

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  8. Joules says:

    Love the first look! That plaid top is so cute!

    lifestyle by joules

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  9. Natali says:

    All three outfits are super cute and styled wonderfully, 1st one being my favorite!


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  10. Kimberly says:

    I literally have three faux leather skirts already in my closet and yet somehow you have convinced me that I need this one! Love every single look here ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Maggie says:

    I love the pleats!! The first look is my favorite I think… Or the third. They’re all great!


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  12. Shira says:

    I actually love all 3 ways equally! Such a fun post and I’d totally wear every one of them!


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  13. Jackie says:

    Loving all three of your variations, but it’s probably because I really just love the skirt. If I HAD to chose just one, it’s probably your first look. Nothing beats plaid in the fall!


    Something About That

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  14. Mica says:

    That is a nice skirt! I like all of the ways you’ve worn it, but the first one is my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  15. Ooo girl that skirt is amazing!! With the plaid is my fav, but all three are fab.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  16. Sarah H. says:

    Thank you for not making me pick a favorite because these are all amazing. You are sure to make a million $ in commission off this skirt because we all totally want it now!

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

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  17. Courtney says:

    You look great, Kendi! My favorite is the first look with the plaid.


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  18. Jeanne says:

    That skirt is gorgeous and I love the way you styled it!!

    Fashion By Committee

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  19. im in love with this skirt!


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  20. Melanie says:

    I love all 3 looks! I have a mini skirt just like that and a midi length one. I can’t even begin to tell you how much use I get out of both.


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  21. this skirt! after seeing you style it so perfectly in 3 different looks im going to be on the hunt for my own!


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  22. Alyssa Thomas says:

    That skirt is so cute! Loving that first shirt too!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  23. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love it paired with the plaid skirt!



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  24. Shirlyn says:

    The plaid shirt and faux leather skirt combination is my favorite. Who can resist a cute plaid shirt, especially in the Fall season? ๐Ÿ™‚


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  25. Shannon says:

    I’m obsessed with all of these looks. I think I’m torn between the graphic tee and sweater combo


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  26. Desimira says:

    I love the oversized sweater and skirt outfit.


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  27. Heidi D. says:

    I can’t pick a favorite! Loving each of these looks!

    Wishes & Reality

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