Now, if you're anyone that's in the slightest bit into fashion, shopping, or even pinterest, you know that there is this new "leather skirt" trend making the rounds. You can walk into every Zara, H&M, Forever 21 store (or even big names like Rag & Bone and Balmain, if its Hanukkah) and come across a rack of mini leather skirts, more often than not adorned with zips and asymmetrical hems. And it's certainly appealing.
They go great with ANY white shirt (yes, even a t-shirt).
They are appearing in beautiful colors like oxblood, carmel-y brown, and even forest green, which makes them more fitting for Autumn/Winter.
But most importantly, they're super edgy. I don't know if it has to do with the craze over the Zara Skort (you can read about its domination over the world here) with its asymmetrical hem, but recently there have been tons and tons of skort-copies and skirts adopting this un-even yet modern design! The zips and hardware also add to this motorcycle-chick type of look. If only one could actually ride a motorcycle in a skirt like that (without flashing the world).
But, not all leather skirts have bells and whistles, which is quite nice. There's still something so classic and sophisticated about a plain straight-hem leather skirt, that makes it a true staple piece in anyone's wardrobe as it can really work for all occasions (including the office). It can be dressed up with statement heels, or dressed all the way down with some high-top converse- making it sort of like the "new denim."
And if you're in the mood for something a bit less edgy, there are tons of flowy, a-line versions out there. Pleated, quilted, pencil, and knee-length....these more feminine versions are just as practical, if you're not a size 00 fashion blogger, let alone in a warm climate.
And finally, if you're a die-hard Alexa Chung fan like I am, you know that there are a handful of ways you can throw a sweater onto a leather skirt, yet still manage to look completely different. I mean, come on! Did you see that bottom row, second cream number ? She can make a leather pleated skirt and chunky jumper look extremely Chanel. Or maybe its that glass of champagne.
Here's a roundabout of some popular, yet extremely similar, skirts for a wide range of budgets! I say leather quality supersedes anything when picking something classic that you will wear for years, but if you're into the zips, asymmetrical hemline, or anything overtly-trendy, go a little easy on the wallet as there are tons of cheap options!
Did you indulge yet in this leather-skirt trend?
Be sure to link any posts you have wearing this look!