3 Ideas to Wear a Suede Skirt for Fall

When it comes to my wardrobe I’m pretty basic. I usually gravitate towards the same pieces over and over again…sweaters, jeans, flowy blouses, and lots of neutrals. But I recently saw a suede skirt online and I was instantly smitten.Tan suede skirt with leopard loafersSkirts are not usually in my wheelhouse when it comes to fashion items. For me, they’re intimidating to style and I can never seem to get the whole tucked in top look just right. But when I saw this skirt, I had to have it and I vowed that I would figure out foolproof ways to wear it for just about any occasion.

Favorite Suede SkirtsTan suede skirt with black booties and leopard clutch

I picked this suede skirt up from Nordstrom, but it looks like it is selling out pretty fast. If you do happen to snag this one, it is definitely true to size and it meant to be worn at your natural waist. I went with a size 8 and it fits perfectly! This one is incredibly similar and comes in gray, brown, and tan. Here are some other suede skirts that I’m loving too…

Styling a Suede Skirt – 3 Ways

Which brings me to today’s post…styling my new suede skirt 3 different ways. This was actually a really fun challenge for me and I raided my entire closet looking for items to pair with this piece. Here’s what I came up with…3 ways to style a suede skirt for fall

Weekend WearCasual look to wear a suede skirt

Skirt // Henley Top // Cardigan // Loafers // Bag // Eyeglasses

Let’s start with the most casual of the bunch…my weekend look. I feel like this is the perfect casual outfit for a Sunday brunch on a chilly morning. A maroon top with a tan suede skirt

On top, I went with my new maroon henley tee with a long cardigan over that. I’ve been wearing this henley a lot and it made me realize that I need to add a few more long-sleeved t-shirts to my rotation. They’re just so good for layering, especially in the fall. Sweater and skirt with loafers for fall It’s been too hot to wear my leopard flats much this summer, but I’m so excited to bring them back into play this fall. They jazz up any ol’ outfit and they’re surprisingly comfortable. I’m so happy I purchased these last year and I know they’ll last me for seasons to come! Walking with a bag from cuyana

Finally, my everyday bag from Cuyana. I use this large tote every.single.day and it’s my absolute favorite. I’m thinking about getting another one (maybe this zippered one in the color stone), because I had an unfortunate pen incident in the bottom of the bag (ughhhh) and I haven’t been able to get the inside perfectly clean again. Oh boy!

Family Dinner

A tan suede skirt with a black blouse

Skirt // Blouse (similar) // OTK boots

I’ve always been a big fan of black and brown together. It’s a foolproof combo that always looks chic. When I first saw this suede skirt, I instantly pictured wearing it with a black turtleneck on top. I’m still on the hunt for a good lightweight turtleneck, but this black blouse works for now!Wearing over the knee boots with a skirt

I picked up these boots at the end of the winter season from DSW and haven’t had a chance to wear them yet! I’m so excited because they’re so comfortable and (dare I say…) sexy! Black otk boots with a black blouse and skirtBecause all of my family members now live in the city, we like to go out to new restaurants together pretty often. This pulled together look would be perfect for a family dinner. So easy to throw on and head out the door.

Date Night

A date night look for ChicagoSkirt // Camisole // Booties // Leopard Clutch (similar)

Finally, my favorite look of the bunch…this sexy date night ensemble. Finn and I have a date night about once a week and, now that I work from home, it’s usually the only time I ever get dressed up. Wearing a suede skirt with a black camisole and blazerIf I’m showing a lot of leg (like with this skirt!), then I like to cover up more on top. I love this scalloped camisole from J.Crew with a lightweight blouse on top (this one is super old, so I don’t have a link.) I think a structured blazer would look amazing over a little camisole too. A leopard clutch to jazz up any date night outfitLeopard goes with any outfit and this clutch adds a nice pop of pattern to this primarily black and brown ensemble. I use this clutch for date night often because it’s fashionable, but it can still hold lots of stuff! I originally got this one from Ann Taylor, but this one is so very similar!Dressing up a suede skirt for date night

I love the peep-toe booties to bring it all together. A little edgier than just wearing a traditional black heel, and they’re great for the chilly season ahead. A black camisole with a tan skirt

I can’t wait to rock this look on a date night real soon.Date night look for fall

This exercise was actually really good for me and it pushed me out of my comfort zone when it comes to my wardrobe. I think whenever I buy a new-to-me piece (like this suede skirt), before putting it away in my closet, I’ll come up with a few go-to outfits that use that particular item. That way I’m not intimidated to wear it and I already know what looks good with it. Over the knee boots with a skirt for the fall season

So if you see me out and about this fall, I just might be wearing my new favorite suede skirt!


P.S. We’re working on our style editorial calendar for fall. Anything, in particular, you want to see when it comes to our Wednesday fashion posts?

The Year of Casey

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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.