Ways To Wear A Pleated Maxi Skirt | With A Black Leather Jacket

Black leather jacket & nude pleated maxi skirt

I’ve been intending to pair my nude pleated maxi skirt with my leather biker jacket for so long.

An evening out in Bath this last weekend seemed the perfect opportunity to do just that. Leather and chiffon is one of those great clashes – the tough and the pretty – that works beautifully.

The very neutral base of nude and black required an injection of bright colour, so my bright blue heeled brogues (comfy enough for walking through a town centre) and floral blouse were the perfect additions. I was in Bath for an impromptu couple of days to review a hotel and write about a little weekend break away – details of which will follow soon – I’ll include the outfit I wore, of course!

Have you tried any tough and pretty texture clashes? How about studs and cashmere, perspex and embroidery, or leather and lace… there’s just a few for starters!

Black leather jacket & nude pleated skirt
Black leather, nude & royal blue
Black leather jacket & royal blue with red hair

Jacket: Debenhams, Skirt: New Look, Blouse: Debenhams, Shoes: Zalando, Bag: Karen Millen, Chevron rings: Asos, Earrings: Unknown, Owl bracelet: Accessorize

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  1. 7 October 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Love this as I have a long black pleated maxi that just makes me feel 'Mumsy'! Will edge it up with my biker & some colour & give it another go! 🙂 Andrea x

  2. 30 September 2013 / 8:45 pm

    lovely color combo! i've SO been wanting a jacket like that.


  3. 30 September 2013 / 1:36 pm

    I've been so excited to dig out my leather and suede now that fall is here. I'll have to try mixing things up like this.

  4. 28 September 2013 / 6:24 pm

    You look great- love the combo of color and textures and the tough jacket with the super feminine skirt!

  5. 26 September 2013 / 5:11 pm

    You're a total babe+

  6. 26 September 2013 / 1:26 am

    This is soooo pretty!! i love your maxi and leather jacket together!


  7. 25 September 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Catherine, this looks gorgeous, you always mix styles so well and i am loving seeing so many familiar pieces remixed in your latest outfits. This blouse is one of my total faves of yours and im always inspired every time i see you wear it. Love it with the jacket. I too am dabbling more with mixing edgy and pretty items which im really enjoying! cant wait to read about the hotel break, how exciting! xx

  8. 25 September 2013 / 5:35 pm

    I really love outfits that show a stark contrast between a couple different pieces! This outfit works great on you!

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  9. 25 September 2013 / 11:58 am

    I love this look, so on point as we transition to fall. Each piece can stand on its own! Well done.

  10. 25 September 2013 / 9:10 am

    pretty yellow skirt, black coat looks cool!
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  11. 24 September 2013 / 11:13 pm

    I just recently found your blog and wanted to stop by and say how refreshing it all is. You have a great 'eye'.

  12. 24 September 2013 / 7:02 pm

    I love the combination of tough with pretty.

  13. 24 September 2013 / 5:51 pm

    love a leather topper with this feminine, flowy skirt – very nice! xox

  14. 24 September 2013 / 2:38 pm

    Glorious, Catherine.
    You are wearing a skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Love, love, love.
    Still slow loading (the blog of course, LOL)

  15. 24 September 2013 / 2:05 pm

    I really like this colour combination. I have a pair of nude-coloured, wide leg trousers and I've been looking for the perfect top to wear with them. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope you enjoyed your stay in Bath 🙂


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