Style Me Saturday - Forever 21 Leatherette Side Zip Skirt

I received this email from reader Emily, asking for help with this Forever 21 side zip leatherette skirt.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

"I recently bought this leather skirt from Forever 21 but when i got it home I went blank on how to wear it. I really like it so i need your help! I'm pretty petite and only 5'2 if that helps with styling."

Since Emily mentioned she is petite, I did a little research and came across this look worn by Ashley Olsen a couple of years ago. Since Ashley is also petite and the Olsen's are usually pretty fashion forward (and their looks don't catch onto the mainstream for a little while), I thought recreating this look would be a good place to start.

I kept everything pretty much the same but I did add some earrings to her look, I chose the feathers because nature elements are used a lot in the Olsen's Elizabeth and James jewelry line. This is obviously a more casual look, but I think it makes the leatherette skirt a little more wearable for day (making it more versatile for Emily's wardrobe). Click on any of the photos for more information/to purchase. I also included some alternatives below.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

If Emily is looking to wear this skirt for a dressier occasion, I came up with another look for her. I like the idea of pairing a ruffled feminine item with a "tougher" leather(ette) skirt to soften it up a little. I chose white but this Olivia Moon top also comes in a pretty pink or even purple. Also, because the shirt is sleeveless, I would wear a blazer over it to show a little less skin since the skirt seems fairly short. I paired this outfit with some silver strappy sandals (that I adore) to give her some height, and added a sparkly cocktail ring. I also added some alternatives, click on any photo below for more information/to purchase (many come in other color options as well). I also came up with a third look but decided not to post it, as I preferred the other two. Click here to view the look that didn't make the cut!

Arden B at ShopStyle

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Both are great outfits.