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Would You Wear… a Leather Mini?


Shenae Grimes, Whitney Port and Jenna Dewan Tatum in Leather Minis
Shenae Grimes, Whitney Port and Jenna Dwean rocking leather minis – Photos from People

What do the three celebrity fashionistas above have in common? They are all showing a little bit of their rockstar side with leather minis! Tough, edgier pieces like these are practically a necessity this fall and are heating up the streets as well as the red carpet.

Of course these skirts don’t have to be leather. These rockstar-fabulous pieces can also come in pleather or any textured material: suede, corduroy, or velvet. A pop of color can make this look even more eye-catching, like Kate Bosworth’s look pictured below.

Personally, I think this look can be super cute when worn properly. It’s a fun trend worth trying this season.

Need ideas? This is how I would rock the look….

Leather Mini Sample Outfit

Product Info: Top – The OutNet, Skirt – Forever 21, Tights – Modcloth, Shoes – Nordstrom, Earrings – 1928, Bracelet -Republic, Watch – Debenhams

Would you wear a leather mini?

Now that you’ve seen how I would wear it, I want to know how you would wear this look! Do you think leather minis will go out of style soon? What are your thoughts on this style? Leave a comment & share your thoughts!

Posted on on September 7, 2010 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Leather Mini?”

  1. 1
    September 7th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Yes, but not with a cropped top. I do love the black/white combo though. The thing is we have to be careful about looking too dressy with a leather skirt – so I would change the tights for some less ‘dressy’ ones to make the look more current.

  2. 2
    September 7th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    i like!
    thanx fr this post….i was always curious bout leather skirts
    was too scared to try them….but i just might

  3. 3
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I don’t like the pleated skirts, but I like the other versions. I’m not sure if I like the leather on leather outfit – I love the skirt, but with the jacket added, it just screams “90’s pleather look”. I really like the red leather skirt – it’s unexpected. I think leather skirts are cute, but I probably wouldn’t wear one, I’m just not daring enough. Although I have to admit, I’m kinda in love with the sample outfit. It’s pretty classy, but a little too trendy for my very classic wardrobe.

  4. 4
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    not a fan.

  5. 5
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I actually like your sample outfit better than the celeb versions.

  6. 6
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Oh yes! I agree with Rin. The outfit you put together is much more appealing than what the celebs are wearing!

  7. 7
    September 7th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    A leather skirt is on my must buy soon list! I think they look fantastic on a night out. paired with a lace top for an girlie meets grunge look, with plain loose tops or with black tops. I’m not sure whether it would work well as everyday wear though! Would love some further suggestions on how it could be worn. I think that a leather skirt should be a standout item within an entire look too – so I would avoid wearing a leather jacket with a leather skirt together :)

  8. 8
    September 7th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I love it! It’s just edgy enough without taking away from the girlish tone of the mini.

  9. 9
    September 7th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I just bought one, and I adore it! I tried it on with a plain white tank or tee tucked in with a cardigan on top, with tights and flat boots and it looked adorable.

  10. 10
    September 7th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    no going to be trying this trend…unless I find something faux– no fur or leather for me.

  11. 11
    September 8th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I adore Whitney Port and Jenna Dwean’s outfits, they’re very cute. The pleated look is definitely a yes for me. If I could find a skirt like that in a fake leather and for a decent price (<100 bucks, eek!) then I would totally go for it.

    I like your sample outfit but not that particular skirt because that cut isn't flattering on my frame (I'm thin but have big hips/butt).

    Anyways, good job! Thanks for the post!

  12. 12
    September 8th, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Oh I love this! My mom was really into leather back in the day–she has a leather trench coat, leather jackets, leather pants, and even a few leather skirts! I always appreciated them, but now I think I’ll have to borrow them!

  13. 13
    September 8th, 2010 at 1:21 am

    I don’t like the pleated ones but I do like the other two shown in the second set of pictures, as well as the sample outfit :) not sure if I’d actually go out and buy a leather skirt but I think it can be cute. I’ll probably just stick to my bandage skirt personally, to get a similar shape

  14. 14
    September 8th, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I like the leather pencil-skirt Kate Bosworth wears in the last picture. The added length makes it seem more classic-luxe and less rebel-rock.

  15. 15
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Not a fan… I would go for a faux leather if any, ant the faux leather isn’t breathable so I doesn’t appeal to me in the comfort terms. But I like how the pencil ones look on others and I like your outfit way more than the celebs like others girls above. I’m not really into Shenae Grimes and Whitney Port outfits at all, the first one looks a bit like teenage goth meets batman and the second just plain slobbish to me.

  16. 16
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    eh, i’d rather just wear a regular mini’ leather seems uncomfortable

  17. 17
    September 14th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Leather minis will always be hot. I prefer them in black. Anything else seems like too much to me. Also, I am not a fan of pleats in a leather mini… I prefer the streamlined early 90s look.

  18. 18
    October 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 am


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