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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.
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.
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.