Friday, 15 November 2013

Faux leather skirt as day wear & Passion For Fashion Link Up!!


This season i am loving faux leather. Its the edginess it brings to an outfit, the luxe feel and the remix-ability of it that seems to get me purchasing more and more pieces. Take this faux leather mini skirt. It is definitely something i would normally shy away from (massively) in the past, but with the new me trying different pieces this little skirt made it in to my faux leather collection, and im super glad it did.
When i picked it up in Matalan, i took it to try on and asked myself "is it practical and will i wear it?" I mean its a faux leather skirt, where the heck do i go to wear something like this?! But after trying it on and finding it was a great fit i thought, heck, i'm going to try and make this work. So, i paired it with this quilted grey sweatshirt and my trusty biker boots for a relaxed daytime outfit. What d'you think, faux leather mini ok for day wear?


I have been a super lazy blogger this week (apologies for that!) My outfits have been very simple and basic this week. Nothing note worthy, but strangely i've been really happy in them. Simple black outfits have been my staple and i'm starting to become totally ok with this. I have given myself a hard time in the past, if my outfit hasn't had loads of interest with multiple layers and accessories and pattern mixing, i worry that i will appear less put together. But slowly i am learning to love a simple outfit. Today's outfit i wore (these photos were taken earlier this week, i was just lazy to post them!) was simple black skinny jeans, black knitted sweater, leopard scarf, brown biker jacket and brown boots. It was so super simple, but i loved it and was complimented on it. I guess what i'm trying to say (perhaps more to myself than to anyone else) is simple can be good. It can be chic and if you feel happy in an outfit then it shows.
Do you ever dress uber simple?

 
 Skirt: Matalan
Sweatshirt: New Look
Boots: Lotus
Scarf: so so old i dont rememeber





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22 comments

  1. Very pretty, black and white look so classic together, but you've managed to put a modern, rock chick spin on it xx

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  2. I agree. Until recently, a leather skirt would have been a piece of clothing I'd save for evening. I love the mix of lux with casual. I think it really works!
    Donna x
    www.polkadot-pink.com

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  3. The skirt is perfect for anytime and you look fabulous. I've been getting into leather and faux leather a lot lately too....it's funny how something you just weren't that into can all of a sudden grow on you.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  4. Rachel you did a great job styling that Gorgeous Skirt. I love the Scarf & Boots. My pleasure to link up with you, today. Check out what I wore. Thank you & have a Great Weekend!!

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  5. Lovely, Rachel! I adore your chic outfit. I, too, like black and simple pieces paired together to make a statement. Thank you for hosting this lovely link-up. Hugs! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  6. I think this faux-leather skirt makes for a great casual outfit, especially how you have it syled. I have always stayed clear of 'leather- like' material, but I really like this skirt. My simplest outfits are always black and super comfy too.

    http://rejoicefortheday.com

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  7. I think you rock the faux leather look Rachel. I don't think I could get away with it. I can do bold patterns and colours but leather? Just doesn't seem to work on me. I've linked up for the first time today :-) Trying to get back into ladies fashion, not just the kids stuff! xx

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  8. That look is so perfect! I love the way the sweatshirt dresses it down - perfect for day. I have a hard time going simple, but it's something I'm trying to learn.
    -Annie

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  9. Rachel! This is rather understated by you but still uniquely you. The leather skirt and it's details pull it off. Oh and the boots do that too. Restful weekend to you. ♥

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  10. You did a great job of styling the faux leather for daytime!

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  11. I *almost* bought a faux leather skirt the other day, but didn't know how I'd style it. This gives me so much inspiration! I love the slouchy sweatshirt with the fitted skirt. Very flattering!

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  12. Leather mini for day? Yes, of course. Love the coordination quilting on the sweater and mini.

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  13. Really lovely, dear Rachel.
    Wont you join Share-in-Style?
    Have a fantastic weekend
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  14. This leather skirts looks great. I got one a couple of years ago. I wasn't sure if I'd wear it but I've had loads if wear out of it. I think it looks great paired with a cosy jumper to balance it out. I can't wait to wear it again once I have this baby. X

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  15. Big YES to leather skirt in the day - especially when you're styling it like that, lovely Rachel! Perfect paired with the boots, but maybe you should reconsider wearing it with a sparkly boob tube and stilettoes... just sayin' ;))

    Thanks for being the Hostess with the Mostess...!

    Catherine x
    NotDressedAsLamb.com

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  16. I'm gonna throw out the "Yes" card on this one. In the simplicity you've created a beautiful outfit.

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  17. Yes, definitely. It looks great and perfectly styled for the (glam) everyday. You don't want things that are just for special occasions, wear this all you like I think. It's fab! Thanks so much for hosting.

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  18. Love the faux leather look on you! I haven't tried the trend yet but I do love the way you styled it!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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