One Piece, Three Ways

It’s time to add a little luxe to your wardrobe this winter — in the form of leather.

When it comes to winter staples and trends, leather falls into both categories, making now the perfect time to invest in a buttery soft skirt, tailored trench, classic biker-style jacket or even a pair of slightly slouchy pants to pair back with your favourite knits.

If you’re looking for a staple to base your day-to-night outfits around, the leather skirt is the versatile piece you need. One of my top picks is the Leather A-Line Mini Skirt from Seed Heritage.

Available in three colours – Black, Honey Dew (a buttery light tan) and Ruby Plum (a dark Shiraz hue), there are so many ways to style this piece from a crisp white button-down and blazer for the office; cool knitted cardigan and tights; or a vintage band tee and statement jacket for an off-duty look.

If you’re like me and loathe to put your pins away despite the cooler temps, here are seven styling tips on how to wear the leather mini skirt this winter:

Try a leather skirt with a T-shirt for an edgy look. Put on a leather mini skirt and tuck in a fitted tee in a solid colour. Add some sheer black tights and combat boots, then throw on a denim or faux fur jacket to stay warm.

Make your skirt the statement piece of your outfit by choosing a neutral top and shoes. By making your skirt the highlight of your outfit and toning down on everything else, you can create a look that draws attention to your desired focal point without being too over-the-top. You could also add tights and a jacket.

To make a mini skirt feel more elegant and sophisticated, choose a silky or flowing blouse and either full tuck or half tuck it into the waistband. Add a pair of sheer tights to cover up your legs and stay warm. This is a great way to wear your mini skirt to the office during winter.

Pair your mini skirt with a chunky sweater to stay warm. Chunky sweaters or turtlenecks give off a winter cozy vibe. Pair an oversized knit with your skirt and tuck or half tuck it into the waistband to define your waist. You can also elongate your legs but pairing your mini skirt with heeled ankle boot.

Carrying a structured, larger bag will balance out your look and make your mini skirt seem more intentional

Forget sky high, go thigh-high and pair your mini skirt with a pair of thigh-high boots and wool socks. Extra length = extra warmth.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match lengths. Pair your mini with a longline coat. Throw on a pair of knee-high boots and a high-neck sweater to complete the look.

Brooke wears:

Outfit 1: Basic Sweater, $99.95, Seed Heritage, Cardigan, COS, Jessie Chain Sling Bag, $79.95, Seed Heritage, Leather A-Line Mini Skirt, $199.95, Seed Heritage.

Outfit 2: Floral Scarf, $39.95, Seed Heritage, Riviera Jacket, $199.95, Seed Heritage, Leather A-Line Mini Skirt, $199.95, Seed Heritage.

Outfit 3: Twisted Chain Necklace, $29.95, Seed Heritage, Basic Sweater, $99.95, Seed Heritage, Leather A-Line Mini Skirt, $199.95, Seed Heritage, Lola Tote, $89.95, Seed Heritage, Minimal Fedora, $59.95, Seed Heritage, Ruby Knee High Boot, $299.95, Seed Heritage.

U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.