Leather skirt … new season hues
I’ve been hankering after a leather skirt for the past few seasons, but only managed to find them in dull neutrals. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing bad about a classic neutral leather skirt – in fact, that’s the kind of thing which you will keep going back to season after season.
But for me, if I’m going to invest in leather, I’m looking for something with a little more pizzazz. Step forward the Whistles Limited Collection which has just landed in store and online. When I espied this little blue beauty peeking at me, it had me at ‘hello’ as the quote goes.
What’s great about investing in a leather skirt, or in fact any leather item, early on in a transitional season, is that it’s a warm enough fabric to keep those goose pimples at bay right now, yet will work on through to the spring when you break out the sandals and finer knits.
Leather skirt … how to wear it
With a leather skirt in a great colour there are a zillion ways you can mix it up. For the weekend I’d pair this blue wrap skirt with some tonal blue hues for a relaxed take on the look.
Yes, denim jackets are back, so if you have one knocking about in the back of your closet, it’s time to shake the moths out of it and give it an airing this spring. I’ve got one of these J.Crew Collection Japanese indigo denim jackets and have been working it to death as a layering item with a winter coat whilst it’s chilly, but will happily allow it out on it’s own come the spring. I like the texture mash up between denim and leather at the best of times, but when you throw in some of spring’s pastel hues, it gets even more interesting. I’m also loving the Perini suede brogues from Moda Operandi for spring, they have weekend ready written all over them.
One of the key spring trends is statement separates. Forget the dress, it’s all about mixing up your tops and bottoms for an impactful look. This leather skirt is the perfect contender for the baseline of a number of outfits. For the office I’d switch up to serious mode and throw on a white shirt (with collar done up … ‘natch) an oversized knit and a crop collarless jacket.
If luxe leather is out of your price bracket check out some of the faux leather offerings … Miss Selfridge have some cute ones here. Or opt for leather panelling to channel the vibe at a more purse friendly price point.