How to wear a leather jacket with a skirt

by Sylvia

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As you know I’m into wearing leather at the moment and although I rarely buy duplicates I could not resist buying this leather jacket in two colors.

Here is why it ticked all my boxes:

  • I can wear them multiple ways.
  • It has asymmetric elements.
  • I so enjoyed wearing jackets in The Netherlands and I wanted more of that here.
  • I can wear them in Singapore (the jackets are largely unlined so I’m wearing them with nothing underneath here in Singapore.
  • I can wear them as regular jackets in The Netherlands.
  • The jackets give my looks a bit of an edge, which is something I’m looking for at the moment.
  • They fit perfectly and give me a waist.
  • Affordable.
  • I received a bad-ass blogger card (designed by Suzanne Carillo) and given to me by Anja over Christmas and I need to live up to that reputation!

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The red jacket was a no-brainer. It’s not a duplicate of my other jacket, I recently showed you as that jacket is more for winter, has a darker color and is not suitable for Singapore weather.

Red generally looks good on me and it elevates my complexion. It’s a great choice when I’m in a bright and colorful mood or when I need to add more color to neutral clothes.

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It looks great with white, camel or jeans but also with my beloved Preen skirt that you have already seen multiple times on this blog. You already know that I love to remix my clothes and am always looking for different ways to wear them.

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The green jacket is similar to Greetje’s jacket but not the same. She wears a thicker lined version, while this one is the same as the red one and made of thin (partially) unlined leather.

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I love wearing my green jacket when I want to look a bit more badass or edgier or want to feel powerful and strong. It’s a color I have not worn for a long time and it’s fun to add a new color to my wardrobe. I showed you another (dandy) outfit version of this jacket recently on Instagram.

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It will look great with many of my white basics and it ALSO looks perfect with my colorful Preen skirt. I may even prefer this look as it combines the flirty and flowery with the rougher and edgy. As you know I cannot tolerate too much flowers or romance in my looks and it needs to counterbalanced with something tougher.

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I have already worn both jackets multiple times as they are great for Singapore’s cold airconditioned indoor shopping centers and theaters. So I’m pleased that I was smart enough to buy both!

Leather jackets: Cigno Nero
Skirt: Preen (you can buy old Preen collection items cheaply at Yoox where they also have a dress version of this print; I just ordered another printed skirt myself!)
Shoes: Hoegl (similar here and here)

Which color do you prefer? Red or green?


1 Petra

That is a really great ensemble on you Sylvia 🙂 I love the colours of both jackets, and they are perfect with that skirt. They give you a nice waist line that makes your legs look longer! I also like your hair too – it’s longer?

2 Pam@over50feeling40

Love that skirt! And I really like the first look the best…great colors!

3 Ann

Great fit and beautiful colors. Excellent choice!

4 Jodie filogomo

Man, those jackets fit you perfectly….I will say I like them unzipped better! And that necklace is fab! So beautiful!! Jodie

5 Suzanne

Well you had to know I would just LOVE this outfit. I would happily wear every piece of it. You look fabulous in it and I can understand why you needed that jacket in two colours.

You are looking very bad ass lady! : )

PS…you hair looks amazing!


6 Greetje Kamminga

Absolutely perfect. The jackets, the colours, the fit, the styling. I can only say: well done buying them.

7 Rebecca

Beautiful looks – both of them but I prefer the red one with the skirt. The necklace is gorgeous as well.

8 Lisa M

I love the red jacket.

And I really like your hair. Is that a new cut?

9 Alice - Happiness at Mid Life

I can see why you need 2 colors of this jacket, it’s a great cut and fit on you. I always adore the ways you’ve worn this skirt.


10 Jenny Lynn

That skirt is amazing with the leather jackets. I like the grey one best. It’s my favorite of the two.

11 beate

the fit of the jackets looks perfect, like tailored for you!
both are fab – and as you already described it – both have their ways to be worn.
i like the zipped up look most, very cool 🙂

12 Sabina @Oceanblue Style

Red! You look fabulous. Especially with the color up. Sexy and feminine. Well done Again. I love mixing my white leather jacket with Vivienne Westwood tartan skirt. Have a great day. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

13 Rita Palazzi

I love leather jackets, I think that is a versatile piece. You can wear it when its not too hot and also in winter with a coat or a cape on it! Combinations are no limits, so you can wear it with skirts , pants and dresses too.
I like the Sylvia combination with the red jacket more, but the green could be perfect with a darker skirt or one completely white!

14 Chris

Love this look on you especially with the red jacket! Love your necklace too!

15 Wendy G

With this skirt, definitely the red! It’s GORGEOUS. And the skirt is too!

16 birgit

very nice style, love the red colour .. fits so well..

regards from austria

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