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How To Style A Red, Shiny Vegan Leather Skirt

Once again, I found myself staring at my wardrobe…bored out of my mind. What was once a sea of black, turned into a wash of millenial pink that I had quickly gotten over. Maybe it was poring over Instagram and seeing my fave bloggers rocking colourful looks at fabulous fashion shows. The stack of magazines I had amassed in September showed off gorgeous, brightly coloured frocks, suits and accessories…all the hottest trends for fall. Jewel tones were calling my name and I was listening.

I decided to clear out the pieces I no longer liked and gave them away to my sisters and favourite charities. I consigned a few others and with that cash, bought a few pieces I wanted to add to my wardrobe for fall. In order to shop mindfully, I made of a list of my wants and needs. Mini skirts are everywhere, so on the list they went. Every time I opened my eyes, I saw snakeskin, therefore, they were added to the list too. Lastly, since my pup Reese has eaten a few pairs of my cherished heels, I thought I’d replace a couple with some heart-stopping shoesies.

How To Style A Red, Shiny Vegan Leather Skirt | Style Domination by Dominique Baker
How To Style A Red, Shiny Vegan Leather Skirt | Style Domination by Dominique Baker
How To Style A Red, Shiny Vegan Leather Skirt | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

Firing up the computer, I headed straight to the Zara website. I ordered a few items and decided to hit up the store to try on some skirts. Zara can be notoriously hit or miss with their sizing, so trying on some skirts in person was in order.

Upon arriving to the store, a super shiny, vegan leather skirt caught my eye. “Ooooh… what do we have here?” I thought as I pawed at the squishy material. Not sure if I could pull off this cherry-coloured micro mini, I thought I’d better give it a try before dismissing it.

Once I crammed myself into the skirt, I understood why it caught my eye. My legs looked a mile long. The colour was hot and the fit was perfect. I just wasn’t sure how to wear it. Now generally, good sense dictates that in order to have a balanced, curated closet, you should only buy a clothing item if you can wear it with at least three other pieces in your wardrobe. I was confident I could…I just needed to think about it. LOL – I can rationalize ANYTHING…including a cherry red, patent, vegan leather skirt. With a quick swipe of the credit card, Little Cherry Red Skirt was mine.

If I was stumped on how to style this, I knew some of you may be too. So, I hopped on Pinterest to get some style inspiration which I’m sharing with you below.

What I’m Wearing

Skirt – Zara (no longer available) | Striped Shirt – Dynamite | Pumps – Aldo

How To Style A Red, Shiny Vegan Leather Skirt | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

How To Style A Shiny, Vegan Leather Skirt

  1. It’s SWEATER WEATHER, people! This skirt looks amazing with all of the oatmeal and charcoal-coloured sweaters that are everywhere right now. This little skirt looks particularly amazing with sweaters with billowy sleeves. Since the skirt is so short, tuck the front of the sweater in to retain your shape.
  2. I loved pairing my trusty black and white striped top with this skirt. The top is quite fitted further showing off the ol’ figure and I like the contrast with the shiny, red colour. The stripes create an interesting visual while keeping it casual.
  3. AWESOME SHOES….this little skirt calls for!! I grabbed my new current favourite leopard print pumps to add some punch to this outfit. Stripes, shine and leopard…all of my favourites! One more thing, leopard can act as a neutral. These shoes seriously go with everything, especially other prints. Promise.
  4. Trainers are seriously my favourite shoe choice for this skirt. I have a pair of black and white Adidas Superstars that look cool and casual with this mini. I threw on a crisp, white boyfriend tee with the skirt and shoes and voilà! I look like I know what I’m doing fashion-wise (I think).
  5. When all else fails and your super stumped on what to style this with, think black. A fitted black turtle neck with matching black pumps or sandals would be a sexy match for this skirt. A great black sweater, blazer, cardigan…these are all safe choices for this little red number.

You’ll be seeing a few more posts like these as I take the next few months to resuscitate my wardrobe. Anything you’d like to see in particular? Drop it in the comments!

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. October 10, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    You look fabulous! Just when I thought I could stop shaving my legs…

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      Haha! Sandy! Awww…don’t worry. The snow will be flying soon enough!

  2. Lo
    October 10, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Love love love red on you!!!
    The perfect cherry red and perfect shade for you!
    Love how you styled it with a classic piece. The leopard shoes are a great print with stripes and I’m a huge fan of mixing prints!!!

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2018 / 3:47 pm

      Ahhh LO! Thank you so much for your kind words! Your amazing fashion sense is rubbing off on me! Seriously – if I treat you to a nice lunch or dinner, care to act as a stylist and go shopping with me for an afternoon? PLEASE.

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