STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Leather Weather

What do you get when you combine the two hot trends of leather and black? A black leather skirt! For winter 2016, a leather skirt is the staple to have. Whether your style is grunge, preppy, sporty or girly glam, you can rock it. You’ll also be able to wear this skirt in a multitude of ways. Style it to work, class or a night out! Leather is definitely a statement piece, and it is easier to style than you think.

If you’re more girly, adding contrasting colors such as blush pink, soft grays, light blues or creams will help tone down the harsh look of leather. For everyday wear, I would do soft makeup and natural hair with a leather skirt. This will soften the look and create a cute and girly vibe! Now if you’re going for more of an edgy look, try adding a fun graphic T-shirt and a motorcycle jacket.

This Fashionista is wearing a black leather mini skirt with a pair of knee highs. The knee highs will add warmth for those cold mornings on the way to class. On top, she’s wearing a cream turtleneck. The softness of the color adds some contrast to the bold leather. Accessories like a cozy sweater and a small black cross body bag can help form the whole outfit. For shoes, she added a chunky black bootie to complete the look.

If you were to wear this outfit to work or the office, I would swap the turtleneck for a white button down and add a blazer and sheer tights. And instead of the booties, I would do a heeled pump. To change up this look for a night out, I would throw her hair into a messy bun and add some red lipstick and fun dangly earrings instead of the necklace.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t be afraid to take a risk with a new piece of clothing. It could inspire a new style or look for you.”