When I first started my blog 4 years ago, one of my most popular series was styling 1 item in 3 different ways. This helped to inspire you, my dear readers on the versatility of a piece, such as the pleated leather skirt I am posting about today. It also helped me to show you how I really do hang on to stellar items and incorporate them in my looks time and time again. When you are shopping for clothing or considering a big purchase, it is important to already have 3 looks and styling options in your head, so that you can justify the purchase. If you can come up with 3 right off the bat, then you can easily come up with more given more time. So I am helping you solve with the thought process by inspiring your fashion choices right here!
The reason why I stopped was because it was difficult to shoot 3 different outfits in a weekend to use for only one post. However, I have remedied that problem by only posting the recap when I have worn the item 3 different times, posting the new, third look here for the first time. So here we go!
I love this pleated leather skirt from J.Crew for a bunch of reasons. One, is that the A-line shape is extremely flattering for all body types. Two, the slightly longer length makes it acceptable for work, nights out and casual weekend days, which makes it- ding, ding, ding- PERFECT for travel. Three- this is actually faux leather, but because it’s pleated it’s very hard to tell. Therefore you get the look of leather without the price. And… it’s on sale right now with an extra 40% off so I call that a SCORE. The link for this length is here, and there is a knee-length version on sale here.
For this first look, I layered the pleated leather skirt over a western shirt dress that I wore in another outfit. Layering this skirt over the dress added more length to the total look, and gave it a more feminine edge. In the looks below I paired the sweater with different sweaters and coats in order to show a more casual or dressy vibe. Weather you wear this skirt with brogues, casual sneakers or dressy heels, it will always look clean and sophisticated.
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