This black faux leather skirt is one of my favorite fall and winter items in my closet. I saw this Free People skirt hanging on a rack from a distance three years ago at Nordstrom and then instantly fell in love when I saw it up close. Not only is it made from faux leather, but it has pleats!! Now… I have searched high and low for all of you, trying to find if this skirt still exists. Unfortunately, it does not (cue the frown faces). BUT, you’re still in luck because leather skirts are extra trendy this year so there’s a lot of options right now. I’ve rounded up a bunch of good ones for you, staying away from any of the styles that are too short, or too “lady of the night” looking (hahaha… you catch my drift)! Please open this in your browser so you can see the shopping widgets for all the clothing and accessories shown in this post.

Styling a black skirt is so fun because the options are endless. From classing it up for work, to sexing it up for date night… or adding tights and a sweater when the temperatures drop. This skirt can be a wardrobe workhorse if you let it. Today I’ve styled the skirt in two ways and the first is a traditional black and white look. Every gal needs a white button-up shirt in their life and this one is perfectly tailored, yet stretchy, AND stain-resistant.  I’ve had this one for years and it’s still in pristine condition. This adorable white handbag actually has ruffled leather and I love the size.  Adding a blazer or a colorful neckerchief would really elevate this look for work. Changing out these heels for booties, and throwing a denim jacket over your shoulders would still be classic, but a more casual vibe.


White shirt  ||  Handbag  ||  Sunnies  ||  Shoes  ||  Bracelet one & two


In the second look, I styled the skirt as more of a fall transition option with a sleeveless white tee, colorful cardigan and felt hat. On a side note, if you don’t yet have a felt hat for fall, I highly recommend one! Hats really step up your look and they’re perfect for keeping your hair in check with the fall wind.

Most people think you have to be going somewhere fancy to wear a leather skirt, and that’s NOT the case! Don’t be afraid to dumb down your leather skirt with a tee and cardi like this. Not only will you be comfy, but you’ll be fashion-forward as well.


Hat  ||  White tee  ||  Exact cardigan & other colors  ||  Bracelet one & two


So please tell me, will you be trying out a faux leather skirt for fall and winter? I encourage you to try it, even if it’s something you haven’t considered before. You just might surprise yourself!

Thanks for reading! xoxo, JB


  • Reply
    Isabell Thorp
    October 2, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Love! Love
    How you styled it for fall with the cardi👌🏾

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      October 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Oh thanks so much! I’m glad you like it! xoxo

  • Reply
    October 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    You have so inspired me to get a LBS! I love the faux leather look and it really is so classic. Beautiful styling and post girl!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      October 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Erika!! I so appreciate it and good luck finding your LBS… you will look fabulous in it!! xoxo

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    Jamie Yarbrough
    October 2, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I just love this one! The pleats in it are so cute!!!! I love all the ways you styled it too! My favorite way to style mine is with a t-shirt and jean jacket! So yes! I will be wearing a faux leather skirt this year for sure, lol! I can’t say mine is as cute as this one though! Good pick!

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      Jennifer Basa
      October 3, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      You really can’t beat pleats!! I read your post and your skirt is adorable and you styled it beautifully! xoxo

  • Reply
    October 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I just love Free People clothes this is such a cute skirt! Love your styling and buying options. Need a cute leather skirt in my life.

    xx Jenifer

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      October 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much!! Yes, Free People can do no wrong!! xoxo

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