A leather mini plus bare legs is my new favorite look for spring and even summer (yes, summer). It feels subversively chic and unexpected, which I love. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to wear the burgundy leather mini I irresponsibly splurged on at a sample sale years ago and honestly, don’t wear often enough because I never know what to wear with it. But not this year. The cooler unofficial start to summer is inspiring me to figure out how to wear a leather mini skirt in summer. And I”m finding it’s actually easier than I expected.
Still, like any (seemingly) seasonally inappropriate piece in your closet, figuring out how to wear a leather mini skirt in summer is tricky. I’m not sure I would wear it for a beach weekend in the Hamptons, ya know? But because I work in the city (and in fashion, where anything goes), it feels totally appropriate to mix in a little leather to my look. The key is to use a leather mini skirt to toughen up your look, but to keep the rest of your fabrics on the lighter side so you don’t sweat to death. A leather mini skirt is a good way to wear leather in warmer temps because you can go bare legged and not worry about getting too hot. Whereas leather pants will never not be super hot, ya know? I like to wear a leather mini skirt in summer with a tee, tank or light button-down shirt to make it work for warmer temperatures.
If you’re looking for ideas for how to wear a leather mini skirt in summer, I’ve pulled some of my favorite looks from Pinterest.