May 10, 2018

The Investment Buy Leather Skirt

investment buy leather skirt

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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

online stylist wearing M&S black 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??

sitting on the pier drinking coffee

black leather midi skirt and grey sweatshirt

pair a grey sweatshirt with a black leather skirt

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 wore the skirt with some old friends in the form of a Gap sweatshirt, last year’s Mango circle bag and the year before’s (I think) Dune espadrilles. I’ve linked a similar piece for each below.

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!

walking out on Boscombe Pier

black leather midi skirt worn with espadrilles

sitting on the pier watching the world go by

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

6 comments on “The Investment Buy Leather Skirt”

  1. Looks great on you Amanda – I’m not a big skirt person but could be persuaded on this one given the outfit combos you suggest.

  2. I wish M&S did this in navy! Other than colour (don’t do black, or yellow), this is exactly what I’m looking for, and yes to the lux/non lux styling too!

  3. Hi Amanda, Love the skirt and your personal styling. I have had a look on the M&S website and see mixed reviews re sizing- would you mind telling me what size you are wearing as I think I am a similar size to you. Many thanks. I think your blog is fabulous 🙂

    1. Hey Deborah!
      Thanks so much and really glad you love the skirt. I’m a size 14 so thats what I ordered and found it true to size. I think sizing can be so tricky and varies so much from brand to brand and even different styles within that brand. I hope you find the one for you!
      Amanda xx

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