“She felt like a punked-out, faux leather wearing, free-thinking Bratz doll in a sea of Pretty Princess of Preppyland Barbies.”
If you’ve been here for a while you know how much I LOVE to mix textures when styling clothes, like lace and leather or suede and chiffon. With the arrival of cooler weather, I can finally wear my favourite leather pieces!
(Words can not convey how truly I excited I am about this….)
Wearing leather boots or using a leather bag are pretty common, even everyday occurrences for most! However, there are so many other stylish ways you can work leather into your look to take it to then next level.
1: Think outside more than just a purse or jacket!
Take a leather skirt! Leather is a fantastic fabric that is soft and pliable, yet holds it shape and doesn’t cling- which makes it perfect for skirts! I’ve had this BCBG faux leather skirt for years now and it never goes out of style and I never lose inspiration about how to style it.
2: Use leather to add colour!
Another stylish way to add leather to your look is by using coloured leather pieces to add a pop to any look! This eggplant shaded bag by Gigi New York that I received at the Shop Style Social House during #NYFW is quickly becoming a staple in my wardrobe. The rich shade and classic shape work well with any dressed up or casual look.
3: Just go for it!
The beauty of leather is it’s one of the few fashion things you can never have too much of. You might be thinking “yikes, I’ll look like Catwoman!” In all seriousness though you can pair the leather pants with the leather boots for a leg-lengthening look or pair a leather skirt and jacket for a tough yet chic style.
Do you love this style as much as I do? It’s seriously my favourite to wear! I hope you’re each having a marvelous week so far.
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Love the look! The leather skirt is so sharp and I’m totally dying over your pretty blouse!
Happy Weekend, babe!!
You are so sweet! Thank you Vanessa and I hope you have an amazing weekend babe. Hugs, Kait
I love the big bow on your top!
Thanks babe! Hugs, Kait
Seriously adorable!! Great styling!
much love, Len ❤️
Thanks so much Len! Hugs, Kait
Gorgeous photos #1! And I LOVE this look because its got that rocker vibe but that edge of chicness LOVE It!
Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com
Thank you thank you babe! I hope you had a great weekend. Hugs, Kait
You look so gorgeous love! This look is perfect for fall. Love your skirt.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Much love, Len
You look so beautiful! Nice style!
Love how you styled this over knee boots , u look gorgeous <3
Kisses from Athens
This outfit is everything! I just got a blouse kinda like this so I need to get the rest of the outfit but I LOVE this look and I will DEF be copying it!
Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com
kait–great tips on how to wear leather. i will have to refer back to this one bc… i actually don’t own one piece of leather clothing. i knw the horror, like how am i even fashion blogging?!? eep. i think i might start with a skirt (love yours) or some faux leggings… not sure but i needa check it off my list! thanks for sharing babe. xoxo,
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Super gorgeous. You look great as always! Have a wonderful week!
Much love, Len
You are always so sweet babe! Thank you for dropping by. Hugs, Kait
Wow, those boots…are outstanding! I love the way you styled this outfit, the leather skirt is just perfect for those boots 😀
I’m obsessed with the boots! Hugs, Kait
I’m loving this leather skirt!
Thank you gorgeous babe! Hugs, Kait
I LOVE this post because I’m pretty much obsessed with leather pieces, haha. I think I have pretty much all the bases covered, excpet that I don’t have a leather dress, which is a bit tricky. I just always seem to gravitate towards leather jackets in particular, especially colorful ones, surprise, surprise, haha! I love your leather skirt, it’s so modern and adds a bit of edge to the look. I also love how it creates somewhat of a juxtaposition with the shirt, which has a bit of a victorian vibe. Girl, I’m obsessing over that GiGi New York purse, it’s so beautiful and PERFECT for both fall and winter! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having the best week so far!
Leather is really the best! I wear mine constantly. I got lucky in the dress department and found a marvelous little shift that fits perfectly! Style needs juxtaposition to flourish- mixing and matching fabrics and textures is the most fun. I’m so impressed by the quality of the Gigi bag! I just know it’s going to be in my closet forever and ever. I hope you have a fantastic weekend gorgeous!!! Hugs, Kait
Great tips babe! And I LOOOOOOVE this outfit!
I want it all myself!
You look so hot!!!!! (as always)
Can’t wait to see you tonight!
Thanks babe! I had so much fun with you. <3 Hugs, Kait
Wow! I’m now obsessing over that skirt! It sure looks so chic and elegant. Perfect for my boots. Definitely going for it! Great share Kait! xx
I love hearing that!!! I can’t wait to see how you style it. Hugs, Kait
Love Love Love this leather skirt on you. It’s the perfect amount of movement…it softens the leather and makes it so darn feminine!! I also love how you styled with the oversized bow shirt…gorgeous!!
Thank you so much gorgeous! I’m so obsessed with this blouse right now. I hope you are having a great day! Hugs, Kait
Kait I love this look on you! I wish I could recreate it right now- but I don’t have a top like that or a leather skirt! This makes me want them!
I LOVE this skirt on you and the entire outfit in general! What a great post, thanks for sharing!
You’re so sweet! Thanks babe. Hugs, Kait
Loving this leather skirt on you Kait! We are OTK boot twinsies too!! You must bring those to NY this Winter!! XO Annie
Definitely!!! I love the otk boots on you btw babe, so good. Hugs, Kait
such a cute look, love how you paired the leather skirt with a ruffle blouse!
Thank you Mary!! Hugs, Kait
I love the leather skirt! I agree “Just go for it” and try new looks and mix different textures. Awesome post as usual.
Thanks so much gorgeous! I feel like that’s my advice on everything in life but it’s so true! Hugs, Kait
Loving your leather skirt and the preppy rock look!
Oooo I love the description babe! Hugs, Kait
That leather skirt with the ruffle top is so cute together! I love it~
LOVE that skirt! It is so cute! And I have been obsessed with the Gigi NY bag ever since bringing it home. It goes with EVERYTHING!
Me too!!!! I still can’t believe they were offering them at the party! Hugs, Kait
Love this look babe!! I am so so excited that it’s leather weather too : ) I’ve definitely been guilty of rocking the Catwoman look once autumn and winter arrive haha. Hope you’re well!
Hi Kait, classic outfit! I am loving the ruffle blouse and how it goes so well with a leather skirt and jacket!
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Beautiful combo! I am a fan of mixing textures too and you definitely nailed this look! Love your suede OTK boots <3
You’re so sweet! Thanks for the love. Hugs, Kait
Well isn’t this just perfect?!?! Love that top and skirt so much!! Obsessed with that quote too!!!
You’re so sweet! Thank you Ruthie. Hugs, Kait
First of all I love the quote, it’s so you. And I’m obsessed with this BCBG skirt. You styled it perfectly babe xo
It made me laugh so hard when I read it! Thanks gorgeous! I hope you’re feeling better. Hugs, Kait
You look amazing! Love this outfit and really love how you wore the jacket over the blouse. XO ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com
Isn’t the blouse divine?! Thank you gorgeous. I hope you’re having a splendid week. Hugs, Kait
Omg I am waiting for cooler weather so I can finally rock some leather!!! This fall/winter I will def miss wearing leather skirts & pants since I’m preggers… but I will wear my leather jackets all season long!!!
The weather finally dropped here and I’m so happy! You could totally do faux leather leggings with your growing bump. Congrats on the wee one! Hugs, Kait
You’ve definitely inspired me to pick up a leather skirt! Love this look! The leather hangs so well on!
I hate clingy fabrics and leather is the complete opposite- which is amazing. You’d slay in a leather skirt and I’d love to see how you style it. Hugs, Kait
OBSESSED with those boots!
I am too!!! Hugs, Kait
I love that leather skirt paired with those boots! So cute!
Thanks so much love! Hope you’re having a great week. Hugs, Kait
Love, love, love the mix of black & blue in this look! That skirt + top combo is so fun, too. You have the best sense of style! Obsessed for sure and definitely going to see how I can recreate this from my closet 🙂
I can’t believe it used to be faux paux to pair the two- they are divine together. I can so see you wearing this whole look- such style twins. Hugs, Kait
Love a good leather skirt!! Great post!
Thanks gorgeous! Hugs, Kait
Thanks love! Hugs, Kait