Skirting the issue | The Leather Skirt.

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It recently came to my attention, whilst shopping at Bluewater shopping centre, that there was A LOT of leather going on. I’ve always been partial to a leather jacket, but never EVER dared to wear a leather pair of trousers or even a skirt for instance. But whilst browsing the fixtures, I became really rather drawn into the leather pencil skirts on display. Could I ACTUALLY like a leather skirt? Could I ACTUALLY pull one off? I’m not so sure about the latter, but I do indeed have a penchant for a leather skirt! I don’t think there’s any way to possibly escape them either – leather skirts are in for A/W 13.  So here are my pick of the best skirts I’ve found, that are available online right now!

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Straight Leather Midi Skirt, Navy Blue – £79.99 from Zara.
I absolutely LOVE this petrol-blue colour. I think  this piece would work so well in your Autumnal wardrobe.

Split Lucille Leather Skirt, Oxblood – £198.00 from
I WISH I was brave enough to wear this amazing skirt. LOVE the Oxblood colourway. This is definitely a skirt that does the talking, so less is more when it comes to your accessories. 

Whistles Suzie Leather Pencil Skirt, Black – £95.00 from John Lewis
Ah the classic black leather skirt. Screams Parisian chic more than biker chic – and that is why I like it; although I don’t see why you couldn’t toughen this style up with biker details on your footwear or jacket!

Metallic Leather Skirt, Gold – £79.99 from Zara.
Now this is my ‘fruity’ option. It’s a pretty jazzy skirt by all accounts, but I really think it works with the crisp white blouse and ankle boots.

Urban Code Leather Pencil Skirt, Forest Green – RRP £150, NOW £90 (save 40%) from
How beautiful is this green colourway? The perfect hue for any A/W wardrobe – and even better with the 40% off! Cheers ASOS!


You can find the best of the rest on my massive Pinterest board >>> Skirting the issue | The Leather Skirt. Featuring styles from the likes of Selfridges, Marks and Spencer, H&M, Miss Selfridge, Next, Designers at Debenhams and many more…


3 thoughts on “Skirting the issue | The Leather Skirt.

  1. Teresa says:

    Personally I think leather skirts are to be avoided because they always look a bit ‘uh’ if you know what I mean. But the ones you picked out are good, avoiding tight black and going for Structure and colours is always better but, that pencil skirt is a no no, they can stay in the eighties lol.

  2. admin says:

    Hello Teresa,

    Thanks for your comment.

    I can understand where you’re coming from! And I think these skirts definitely need to be styled with appropriate top-half, feet and accessories. Over-do it and you’re going to look like you just fell out of Pretty Woman; and not in a good way.

    I’d always thought the same as you, ‘ugh, 80s, ouch’. But I think there are some really nice stylish skirts out there, and lots that can flatter each and every figure. I’ve well and truly been convinced at least! x

    • Teresa says:

      Thank you for the reply! Unfortunately I already bought the ‘wrong’ skirt from a Thrift shop which I was told later is an eighties fitted mini skirt. This was before I was aware of the ‘correct’ style for leather skirts, I panicked in the shop thinking £15 was a bargain for real leather and bought it on the spot before someone else found it! Thankfully I think your style guide will prevert overs making the same mistake as me….and save money for the right skirt!!!

      At least I can make a nice book cover now lol.

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