Wardrobe Staples: The Leather Skirt

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A few days ago, Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, stepped out in an ensemble featuring a leather skirt, which gave me inspiration for this article.

I am a big fan of building a wardrobe around core staples and the leather skirt is definitely a must-have wardrobe staple.

Frequently worn during the Autumn and Winter months, the leather skirt can also be worn during the Spring and Summer months as well.

I myself have a couple of leather skirts that I wear regularly all year round.

The leather skirt can be dressed up or down, as you desire, and the right leather skirt looks great on all body shapes and sizes.

During Summer or Spring, I pair the leather skirt with a blouse, an Oxford shirt for work, silk top for evening wear, a T shirt for day wear or even a light knit sweater.

In Autumn and Winter, the skirt makes a great compliment to my cold weather wardrobe too.

Paired with tall boots, ankle boots or pumps, I can wear the skirt witha chunky knit pullover, a turtle-neck sweater, a blazer, or a sequin top for evening or party wear.

The green blouse + green leather pencil skirt pairing of Meghan’s outfit looks fantastic, but for more versatility, I would recommend that you get a skirt in either black or dark brown.

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You do not have to get just a leather pencil skirt either.

You can get a skirt in A-Line style, or one in a pencil style and one in A-Line style.

Lengthwise, the most flattering and versatile length is a midi length, as this length can be worn during the warmer months as well as during the colder months of the year.

In addition, the midi-length can transition from daytime to nighttime wear; from office to evening party.

Finally, the leather skirt is right at home in the City, or in town, as it is in the countryside.

To summarise, key things to consider when shopping for a leather skirt to suit all seasons, all occasions and all shapes and sizes include:

  • Go for a pencil leather skirt and/or an A-line leather skirt.
  • Midi-length – always! Or at least, below the knee.
  • Black is a staple colour, but you can also add a dark brown skirt to your collection.
  • Authentic leather skirts often come at a premium price, so feel free to go for faux or imitation leather instead.
  • If you are getting a pencil skirt style, avoid bodycon at all costs!ย  Not only are they immodest, they are also incredibly unflattering.

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