Leather isn't just for bikers anymore. Leather pieces were all over the runway this past fall from luxury collections like Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton to contemporary lines like DKNY. And of course leather has been a favorite over the past couple of years for indie designers like Elise Overland and Camilla Staerk.
So how do you wear leather without looking as if you're dressing up as a call girl on Halloween? Longer leather skirts give a little class to the look, obviously. But if you're choosing a shorter skirt, pair it with a white button down, a boho tunic top or a cashmere long sleeve sweater. Remember, if you go tight on the bottom, wear a loose fitting top and vice versa. Skip the over the knee leather boots with shorter styles. You're not Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Go for solid tights and a bootie to give your leather skirt a dressed up sophisticated style.