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a history of leather skirts
Leather skirts and I don’t have a very good track record. Our history kind of goes something like this…
My first real leather skirt was from Baukjen – loved it, wore it A LOT. Mostly with bare legs and ankle boots because it was a good length as in just above the knee. And then one day I decided no more knees bared in that skirt in that way. What can I say – I had clearly developed a bit of thing about my knees.
Then along came a couple of faux leather skirts that didn’t really cut the mustard and also didn’t last very long.
And then there was this one. I loved it as you can probably tell but whilst I was busy being influenced by the divine Louise Roe and falling for the skirt’s charms, I should’ve tried sitting down in it. A lot more.
Sitting down equaled a somewhat large gap, breezy sensations and constant tugging. Thereby creating the exact opposite of what this outfit was trying to achieve – fitful tugging does not equate to laid back elegance!
the investment buy leather skirt
Anyhoo – I digress. Back to the present day and another Marks and Spencer leather skirt in another style. This isn’t just any soft black leather skirt, this is swathes of Autograph soft black leather that melts into the gentle folds of a midi skirt and (wait for it – this is the pièce de résistance) an elasticated waist!
It’s probably considered highly uncool to wax lyrical about an elasticated waist but you and I both know why such a feature is an unexpected benefit. It’s all about yin and yang – one day a green smoothie, the next a croissant. One day high waisted button fly Mom jeans, the next a leather skirt with an elasticated waist.
Oh and Hello…. pockets! How can I have left it this long to mention the pockets??
how i style it
Making a luxe piece as non-fussy as possible makes it somehow seem even more luxurious if that makes sense?
I’m also thinking plain white (or slogan) Tee, Converse, striped espadrilles with ribbon ties and in the cooler seasons, with an oversized grey sweater and black ankle boots. This idea fills me with joy and not just because it doesn’t involve knees!
S T Y L E C R E D I T S : Sunglasses – Quay Australia | Earrings – Topshop | Sweatshirt (old) – Gap : similar here | Watch – Timex | Leather Skirt – Marks & Spencer | Bag (old) – Mango : similar here | Espadrilles (old) – Dune : these at ASOS almost the same!
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Photography: Patrick Start