How to Wear A Leather Mini Skirt in Your Thirties

A leather mini skirt might sound intimidating if you’re past the age of 22, but these chic silhouettes can actually be a wardrobe staple if done in the right way. Mastering how to wear a leather mini skirt really comes down to one simple thing: balance.

How to Wear a Leather Mini Skirt In Your 30s

The J.Crew faux leather pleated mini [and midi] skirts are two of my most worn and adored pieces in my closet today–and have been for almost a decade. Below are a few key tips I keep in mind when I’m wearing a leather mini skirt now that I’m well into my thirties.

Add coverage on top

If you’re going mini on the bottom, the best option to keep your overall look balanced is by choosing something with more coverage on the top. I love the juxtaposition of a cozy oversized sweater with the edgy look of a leather mini skirt.

Pair it with a button-up shirt

Button-up shirts are as classic as clothing comes, so it’s the perfect pairing to make your leather skirt outfit ageless. You can choose one that is all-white or pair it with one that has a bit more detailing. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Mix in some flirty tights

Another way to balance out your leather mini skirt is by adding tights. This will give your legs a little more coverage, and still look chic and edge.

Styles of Leather Mini Skirts

I love my pleated faux leather mini skirt, originally purchased from J.Crew. The pleating adds a feminine element and the slightly longer length makes it professional enough for the office. I’ve worn this piece so many times, it’s truly become one of my wardrobe staples.

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  1. 11.23.15
    Lisa said:

    Love easy versatile pieces like this! Very put together and chic! I love that you can wear it in so many ways and with so many different color combos! 🙂


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