How to Wear a Leather Skirt to Work

How to Wear a Leather Skirt to Work

Red shoes to the office you say? Well, I was just preparing myself to hit ‘publish’ on this post in the evening when I saw a woman visiting a colleague at my own office, wearing a rather conservative blue suit complemented by gorgeous red shoes. It’s definitely something I’ve been seeing more of recently.

You always feel ‘dressed’ in a pencil skirt

I’ve styled them with a pencil skirt and white t-shirt here, I find it difficult to wear a pencil skirt and not feel ready for work? Although I don’t necessarily think that a pencil skirt is an item that you’d wear casually (you certainly wouldn’t find me at the park with my daughter wearing one), they’re perfect for wearing with heels to the office because the narrow shape dictates that you take shorter, more careful steps thus accommodating the heels and the high-waist is flattering around the middle which is always welcome – just don’t have a big lunch with lots of wine, or it could get uncomfortable.

Classic yet playful

This leather pencil skirt looks relatively formal whilst the white t-shirt (sans jacket) keeps it relaxed but still classic. Add the red shoes and this outfit is a good choice for work that I’ve always had compliments on. Perhaps it’s because red shoes are not commonly seen in the office which is why I consider they should be debuted sparingly, but styled properly and in the right environment this is a really fun look that is still very professional.




The leather pencil skirt is old so I’ve found similar ones here and here for you. The plain white t-shirt is one of my favourites wardrobe staples, its from Whistles you find it here. It has a lovely back seam detail.

The black leather clutch is vintage, I’m sure it was originally a document portfolio because its rather on the large side. I’ve found similar here and here.

Would you wear red shoes to work? Let me know what you think about wearing leather to the office too.




  1. October 18, 2016 / 9:40 PM

    I see a vision of a white suit with red shoes! A very well structured suit with crisp clean lines and hair scraped back finished off with a pair of red heels and a nude lip. We’re just going to let the shoes do the talking!

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