Brown faux leather skirt for fall and winter

Brown faux leather skirt for fall and winter

Recently, a friend told me that she is already past the age to wear leather skirts. Say WHAT?!?!? I mean, she is the same age as me and we don’t exactly qualify for the senior discount yet! The last I looked she wasn’t flashing her AARP card around, playing BINGO or ready to retire. Well that last one maybe isn’t true. I’ve been READY to retire for years; I’m just not ABLE to. That’s a big difference! It did make me think though. Is a leather skirt one of those fashion pieces that should not be worn by women of a certain age? I had just heard a story on the radio the other morning about a high school student that felt something uncomfortable in his shirt during class. He reached in thinking that it was one of those fabric softener sheets you put in the clothes dryer. But when he pulled out the scratchy item he was shocked, embarrassed and more than a little disgusted to find a pair of his mother’s thong underwear! That sparked the on air morning crew to discuss if the 40 something mother was too old for thongs. The male DJs said yes, for sure. But the female host said heck no! She went on to talk about how she wears them often because they are so comfy and with some of her clothes they were the only choice for not having unsightly panty lines.

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

So what are the rules? Or are fashion laws about as fuzzy as one of my cashmere sweaters? I find myself wearing and loving leather skirts all the time. For me, they are useful and timeless pieces in my wardrobe that I can mix and match with other pieces to create many different looks.

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

I have the brown one you see here, and also have two black ones. All three are very welcome in my walk-in closet. I just feel they are such versatile pieces that can bring so many potential vibes to an outfit.

Below are some looks from last winter for this same skirt:

Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag
Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag
Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag
Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag

I like these looks so much it’s hard for me to pick a favorite, how about you?

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

I had a former co-worker in my old school actually tell me that to her, the combination of a leather skirt and blue eye shadow added up to a “loose” woman. I’m sorry, you did NOT just say that! And I thought that growing up in a small town in China meant I was backwards! I guess we probably had those “oldest profession” women around but I never knew it. I sure did have a lot of friends who loved to wear their “uniform” though.

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying leather skirts are for everyone. Actually there isn’t any item of clothing that meets that requirement. Some people think leather skirts are a little difficult to pull off. Perhaps it is because we are so used to wearing cotton or polyester, that it becomes difficult to look chic in the exact same item of clothing made from a less familiar material. The weight is different. The drape is different. The feel is different. Just remember, as with people, different does NOT mean wrong!

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

For me, I feel leather skirts are a lifesaver. When I want to look fashionable but have no idea where to start (yes, it happens), one of my go to foundation pieces is to build my outfit starting with a leather skirt. 😉 So am I too old to wear a leather skirt? I’m thinking the answer is obvious but you be the judge. When I first moved to America one thing I noticed and really liked is how older women still cared about their fashion. My experience in China was that once you hit 40 or 50 you were finished. But here, my mother-in-law still got her nails and hair done and dressed in bright fun colors well into her 80’s. So I think I have a LONG time before A): I can retire and B): I’m ready to retire my leather skirts! And as for my friend, all I can say is “Stay off my yard! Darned kids!”

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

Below are more looks for today. Have a great day everybody!

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

| Outfit Details |   

Hat :: TJ Maxx[ Similar here. ]
Wrap :: TJ Maxx [Similar here. ]
Brown skirt :: Forever 21 [Similar here. ]
Leather Bag :: Zac Posen [Same here.]
Booties::Nordstrom Rack [Similar here. ]
Watch::ESQ from Movado [Loving this. ]
Ring::Joomi Lim at IFCHIC.COM [same here. ]

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They got it right

They got it right

Are you still following celebrities for fashion and style inspirations? Oh no! If so, you’re already out of date! 😉 In fact, nowadays fashion bloggers are the new cool kids on the block and already are at the leading edge of the trends all over the world.

fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch

This past weekend, fall really showed up. We had freeze warnings for our plants and one day started off at a balmy 37 degrees. I can only guess how you poor people who live in sunny, warm climates must be so jealous of us northerners. Every day is different and here in Michigan, sometimes every hour has it’s own weather. The saying around this part of the country is “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it will change!” I can’t imagine how bored you people must be with the same forecast, day after day, week after week. Suntan lotion in your purse and sand in your shoes year round. Nothing to put in your coat closet except some more shorts. Sad. But luckily, thanks to the internet, you still have access to great blogs like this one to help cheer you up! How is the temperature where you live?

fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch

For the parts of the world where it is still quite pleasantly warm, below are two looks that will be perfect for a warm fall day hanging out with your friends or just walking around enjoying the colorful views.

This is a great example of how to warm up a summer dress and transfer into a fall outfit by using the hat and boots to bring the seasonal elements.
http://kathrineeldridge.com

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

A fall color theme dress brings the season in right and the brown accessories are spot on for an easy going Autumn day. Comfy and stylish.
http://adrilately.blogspot.com/

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

Speaking of fall color combos, this look below really hits the bulls eye for this season.
http://www.ahandfulofstories.com/

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

The plaid scarf has been a hot (pun intended!) piece since last year. This timeless accessory deserves space in every woman’s closet. Who wouldn’t love this easy-going vibe with the toasty scarf? Such a chic way to wrap (See what I did there? I’m on a roll!) up a fall outfit.
http://www.styleinharmony.com/

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

Plaid is everywhere in the fall season. Below are a few very stylish plaid capes to consider that utilize this timeless pattern.

A black and white version.
http://meagansmoda.com

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

I really want a cape like Michelle is wearing. It is so interesting how she paired the plaid with plaid. Refreshing and chic.
http://www.michellespaige.com

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

Enough with the plaid you say? Ok, well let’s sink our teeth (OMG! This girl’s on fire!) into some houndstooth! This versatile pattern can be a pretty cool alternative. I love the masculine houndstooth paired with the feminine dress. A perfect balance.
http://www.museisaverb.com

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

Of course, there’s no use splitting hairs (OK, that was the last one) that a camelhair trench cape is always a timeless piece for fall too.
http://www.styleassisted.com

they got it right http://colorandgrace.com
they got it right http://colorandgrace.com

This season I am all about hats, booties and scarves. And of course capes are the superheroes of fall fashion. (Sorry! Couldn’t resist!) What are your must have fall pieces?

Enjoy your weekend and talk to you soon!

fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch
fall street style fuchsia long blazer+black flare skirt+DV black booties+express animal print clutch

| Outfit Details |   

Blazer :: Nordstrom Rack [Same here. ]
Black shirt :: Nordstrom Rack [Similar here.]
Skirt:: Nordstrom Rack [Similar here ]
Clutch:: Express [Different color here.]
Booties::Lord & Taylor[Same here. ]
Watch::ESQ from Movado [Loving this. ]

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Cheers!

Grace

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