When it comes to shopping, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that mostly everything we buy, we do so with the intent of wearing more than once. Of course—even for the most seasoned shopper—there are exceptions (that neon crop top you had to have last spring, perhaps), but for the majority of us, disposable clothing isn’t our M.O.
That said, there might be some pieces you’ve been eyeing this season that might not scream “versatility,” but they’re still high on your list. For us, it’s the metallic leather skirt.
Yes, metallic can be considered a glitzy trend best saved until the sun goes down, but with a bit of thought, it’s easy to make it work from 9 a.m. coffee to 6 p.m. cocktails. How? Offset the skirt’s inherent dressiness with simple staples—a white blouse or an oversized black sweater, thick black tights, a pair of combat boots and a a stylish overcoat. Add a pop-of-color lip and a key colored accessory, and you’re good to go.
Read on to see the One Thing You Need and key items to pair it with to make the perfect outfit.
Read to see The One Thing You Need and key pieces to add to make the perfect outfit!
The One Thing You Need: A metallic leather skirt
Alice + Olivia Caitlin Waistband Leather Skirt, $576; at My Theresa
Pair it with a simple white button-down
T by Alexander Wang Silk Chiffon Shirt, $270; at La Garconne
Add a cool pair of flat biker boots ...
Black Lily Biker Boots by CJG, $300; at Topshop
... And a slouchy black bag
BCBGeneration Quinn Bag, $98; at Macy's
Nothing looks better with black, white and silver than a pop-of-color lip. We vote for this perfect red-orange shade!
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Lady Danger, $15; at MAC Cosmetics
Top off your your metallic-mixed-with-neutrals outfit with a chic black overcoat—it's cold out there!
Wool-Cashmere Coat, $79.90; at Uniqlo
If you're looking to add a little bit of bright into the look, try adding a brightly colored scarf. We vote for chic—and on-trend—tomato red.
Basile Wool and Cashmere Scarf, $88; at Forzieri
Add an opaque pair of black tights, and voila—a beyond-chic outfit that started with your metallic leather skirt.
Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights, $45; at Neiman Marcus