How to Wear a Leather Maxi Skirt.

* Leather maxi thrifted in New York * Grey singlet top from Supre * Long sleeved t-shirt from Coles * Mr Smaggle’s scarf * Ballet flats from Trenery * Sunglasses from Myer * Earrings from India *

Dress It Down

I love this skirt but I’ve realised that it looks much better dressed down than up. If I wear it with heels and a fancy top I look like a Tim Burton nightmare. It always looks better with a simple tee and ballet flats.

Let It Shine

I try not to wear too much other leather when wearing this skirt, simply because it’s such a big piece. By all means carry your leather boho bag but best leave the leather jacket at home.

Lighten It Up

As much as I adore black, if I wear a solid black top with this skirt I look like an airport runway. Lighten up large blocks of dark leather with crisp white or cream.

This outfit was worn for a day of writing and a belated birthday lunch with my man.

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Lady, you rock a leather maxi like no other. Gooorgeous. Love the tips, and I hope you enjoyed a fabulous lunch!

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      It WAS fabulous thank you darling heart!

  2. Love this look on you Smags x

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Thanks! I always feel rather odd when I’m not a wearing a dress.

  3. Nicole 3 years ago

    I read the line of the article and my first thought was “Um… Like a mutherfuckin’ boss!”
    Which you do.

  4. Erika 3 years ago

    Oh my. WANT…..

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      I know I was in New York and totally broke and I thought ‘I’ll WALK to the airport just so I can have that skirt!’

  5. Natalie Mulford 3 years ago

    Wow, I kind of really want a leather maxi skirt now!

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      This one is so comfy! It has a little elastic panel in the waist so I just pull it on!

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