5 Shoes Fashion Girls Always Wear With Leather Outfits

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I recently bought a faux-leather skirt—a midi with a button-down front and a tie waist—and was excited to wear it. I stood in front of the mirror, tried it on with my favourite jumper and knew it was a winning combination. “I’ll wear this for my next walk with a friend,” I told myself as I admired my reflection. “Now for shoes.”

Assuming this would be an easy task, I encountered an unexpected stumbling block. Every pair of shoes I tried on just didn’t seem to work. Granted, many of my shoes are made from black leather, the same texture and colour as the skirt, and they all felt too heavy, particularly as we’re entering spring. So I decided to turn to some of my favourite influencers to see what they deem as the best shoes to wear with leather outfits.

Scroll below to see the footwear choices they’ve made, which pair perfectly with their leather staples, then shop the pieces you need to re-create their flawless looks.

1. WHITE TRAINERS

White trainers aren't shoes that I considered wearing with leather outfits before, but if I look half as chic as Emmanuelle does in her get-up, I'll consider it a success.

Shop the look:

Monki Cable-Knit Sweater (£25)

Deadwood Phoenix Leather Straight-Leg Trousers (£285)

BY FAR Miranda Crocodile-Effect Leather Bag (£530)

COS Rubber-Detailed Trainers (£89)

2. MULES

Now that temperatures are starting to rise, shoe options have increased tenfold. Looking at Renia's leather culottes and mules paired together, it's evident that shoes that show more skin look the part with leather pieces.

Shop the look:

Zara Striped Shirt (£20)

Frame Leather Culottes (£462)

Boyy Karl 19 Mini Buckled Bag (£780)

H&M Mules (£18)

3. STRAPPY SANDALS

Following on from Renia's look, Lydia also proves that minimal, barely-there sandals make leather dresses and skirts look significantly more elegant than chunkier heels.

Shop the look:

Casasola Beige Stretch-Knit Top (£227)

Thomas Sabo Coin Necklace (£158)

COS A-Line Leather Skirt (£250)

The Row Bare Mid-Heel Sandals (£650)

4. BLENDING BOOTS

This is a trick I've seen a few Instagrammers trying: wearing boots the same hue as their leather strides. Being 5' 3", this is a look I'm tempted to try to see if it makes my legs look longer.

Shop the look:

Prada Patchwork Knitted Cardigan (£855)

Raey Slim Bridle-Leather Belt (£85)

Joseph Coleman Leather Slim-Leg Trousers (£895)

The Row Teatime Boots (£977)

5. THONG SANDALS

Here's another combination I didn't necessarily expect to work, but I can't get over how sleek Jessica's on-trend thong sandals look with her tapered trousers. Kudos.

Shop the look:

H&M Fine Knit Jumper (£18)

Loewe Shell Small Raffia Bag (£425)

French Connection Alaricia Leather Trousers (£230)

Dune Longisland Sandals (£90)

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