How can I wear a leather skirt for work?

You've invested in a leather skirt, and you feel like a total fox in it. And while it's a no-brainer for date night or cocktail hour, there a few clever ways to make it office friendly.

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    Click through now for Emily and Meritt's styling suggestions. 

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    Styling Suggestion #1: Go Luxe

    Try a super soft cashmere, mohair, or alpaca sweater to balance the tough and sleek feel of the leather. A classic crewneck version with a simple print or ornate pattern can provide some interest, while a sleeveless number feels equally as appropriate and sweet. The sweater should feel relaxed in the body to look feminine without being racy.

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    Styling Suggestion #2: Button or Tie It Up

    Nothing is more perfectly ironic than a button-up shirt—buttoned all the way to the top—tucked into a leather skirt. Steer clear of shiny or silky blouses; grab a denim or cotton long-sleeve shirt instead. (They're a little more causal and suited to daytime.) Wear your layered necklaces over the buttoned color to add instant style. If you are looking to be a tad dressier, go for a tie-neck blouse that feels stylishly seventies.

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    Styling Suggestion #3: Pair It With Tights

    If your skirt is a skater style—meaning full and a little shorter—you can make it office appropriate by adding opaque tights, preferably in dark colors: black, navy, or dark green.

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    Styling Suggestion #4: Add A Big Blazer

    An oversized blazer helps a leather skirt feel totally effortless, yet thoughtfully styled. While wearing it over a white tee (with a statement necklace, perhaps) is simple and chic, a big blazer (perhaps in a boucle, pinstripe, or tweed), as the final layer of a button-up-over-a-crewneck-sweater-combo is simply amazing. 

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