5 reasons I “need” a [faux] leather skirt this season

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Never did I ever think I’d consider a black leather mini skirt a versatile closet basic, but Pinterest has me convinced — I need one for fall/winter.

I think there’s a fine line between a leather skirt that looks chic and edgy, and one that looks, uh, you know. I have a few requirements (standards, if you will) for the perfect pleather mate: (1) Fit – it should sit at the waist and fall just a few inches above the knee. (2) Fabric – it should be thick and matte, like a quality authentic leather; no flimsy patent, please and thank you. (3) Flair – the simpler the better; no fussy studs, peplums, zippers, or unnecessary accouterments.

The hunt is on…

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  1. This has completely made me NEED one too! I love the slightly a-line but structured ones, WIth a slouchy jumper it looks amazing. What shops have you seen them in? I haven’t been able to see any simple ones like this that aren’t hideously pricey ! Great blog as usual
    x
    http://fashinspo.wordpress.com

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  2. I’m totally with you on this article. I’m in need of these skirts as well, but refuse for it to look cheesy.

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  3. I completely agree. Every girl needs a leather skirt this season!

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  4. My boyfriend asked me what the deal with this trend was and all I said was that it was awesome! So chic, I need one now too!

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  5. They really are so versatile for day with boots and a jumper, for the office with a white shirt and flats, for a night out with a fancy top and heels. Try River Island, Dorothy Perkins or Next for other classy versions x

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  6. I just ordered one from the Catherine Maladrino line for kohls, good price and looked like it won’t be tacky haha, but I’ll keep you posted after I get it in the mail!

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    1. Oh my goodness, please do!! I’m heading over to kohls.com to peep it!

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      1. I have a faux one and a real one. I haven’t been wearing them recently on account of our Indian Summer, but I can’t wait until the air gets a little crisper! They’re great little transitional pieces.

        Poor Jessie Ann | A personal style blog.
        http://poorjessieann6.wordpress.com/

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      2. Joanna Lizzi

        Hi! I got it in the mail yesterday and I’m going to give it a “pretty good” review, it’s a little shiny and I’m not sure if that makes it look a little cheap but it fits nice and is very comfortable… it’s a tad short but with black tights would be fine… I’m on the fence! It’s definitely good for the price, but not sure if I could find something better in my price range!

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      3. Sounds like it was a good buy! One reader said ASOS has a great selection, too.

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  7. Totally agree…loving this trend right now! I would also like some leather skinny pants as well!!

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  8. Give me an a-line structured skirt and ill be happy this fall/winter but similar to ‘queenfailure’ I can’t find any that is bwfitting let’s say. If anybody comes across any sites or shops let us know, but great post. Sade, x

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  9. Let us know if you find a cute/affordable one, I have been thinking similar thoughts about purchasing one as well!!

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  10. OMG I wore a faux leather skirt on my blog today :) You need to come check it out! And it cost me only $1, I just had to fix the zipper!
    Xx,
    Z
    http://beingzhenya.com/2013/10/03/layers-of-leather-thrift-style-thursday/

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  11. newfangledwrinkle

    There are also some in forever 21 if ur local :)

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  12. Love all of the looks. (Fake) leather mini and comfortable oversize knitwear. Just love!
    xxbina

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  13. I just bought one from H&M. It only arrived two days ago so I have yet to wear it but it looks promising. X

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    1. Let me know how it works for you!

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  14. It is nice! Very chic and feminine!

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  15. Reblogged this on Fashion Silhouette and commented:
    Classy and Chic.

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  16. I knew I wanted one but now I need one big time ;-) http://www.makeupartistas.com

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  17. I just got mine in the mail the other day and love it! It really is an adorable and versatile piece to own :) Hope you get one soon!

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    1. Where did you find yours?

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      1. Miss Selfridge website

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  18. Oh. Penny. I knew it was only a matter of time. I have been considering a leather skirt for some time, about past three months but there is one thing on the back of my mind…will it make me look like a hooker? Can I pull it off? I have trawled sites on how to make it work and I suppose the jumper (sweater) combo works. Maybe I will reconsider.

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    1. It really is a fine line! ;-) I think the chunky sweater combo is my favorite.

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      1. I’m going for the leggings instead. Just not brave enough : )

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  19. I wish I hadn’t seen this post because lord knows I do not need to be spending any more money but you’ve just convinced me that a faux leather skirt really is a must.

    xx Alison

    http://enzaessentials.wordpress.com

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    1. Haha! But just look at all the ways you can wear it! ;-)

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  20. in short simplicity is in, rest out!! :-D
    http://www.blissriter.wordpress.com

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    1. Couldn’t have said it better myself!

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  21. Melissa

    Can’t wait to see what you find… Pinterest does that to me too-makes my wish list longer and longer :)

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  22. Yes leather skirts CAN be so pretty. I’ve been searching for one for too long. it’s really hard to find the perfect one

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  23. Reblogged this on Fragile Daydreams and commented:
    when it comes to fashion..
    everything seems better.

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  24. LOVE these chic looks. thanks for sharing some fashion inspiration. i think im going to have to go grab myself one of those skirts too!
    xo whit

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  25. Reblogged this on sincerely, Whitney and commented:
    definitely need to get myself one of these skirts. loving this look!

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  26. Reblogged this on Paid Made & Gifted and commented:
    I soooo agree!

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    1. oh yes it was through you Modee that I found this blog! Thanks!

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  27. Oh you are quite right quite right! I would never have thought to EVER have a leather/pleather skirt as a curvacious lady but actually, your tips are great and versatile for any shape so woop woop!
    I’m glad I found your blog through a repost from a blogger who like my blog. How the blogosphere turns eh?
    I’m on the hunt too…it’s on!

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  28. I just bought one from River Island at Asos, and I know Asos has a pretty good selection of faux leather skirts. Good luck with your search!

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    1. Thank you for this!! I will check it out!

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  29. The outfits are just amazing !

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  30. Recently I bought one so Im very happy about it.. Definately worth having one :)

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    1. Do you mind if I ask where you found it? I’m on the hunt!

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      1. I bought it at the ”House” store if you know this shop

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  31. Pretty darn cute! Loving the price as well!! Add the faux leather biker coat to the mix and you’re laughing all the way to the bank! Not a fan of wearing them as a uniform!

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  32. I love the contrast between edgy leather and a chunky casual jumper, the first pic is definitely my fav. I have a leather pencil skirt but I need a mini too! Love the post x

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  33. […] 5 reasons I “need” a [faux] leather skirt this season (aprettypennyblog.com) […]

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  34. L’ha ribloggato su Silvia Consigliae ha commentato:
    Love faux leather too

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  35. Republicou isso em Seja mais, seja você!e comentado:
    Couro, couro e couro!!! dá para usar e ficar elegante!

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  36. You don’t know you want something until Keira points out loud and clear for you

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  37. Super cute!love the style keep it up

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  38. thernv02

    Great post. Love how to link to Pinterest so we can actually see the skirt up close.

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  39. I neeeed to get myself a faux leather skirt for a/w13 too!! I have been perusing the high street but like you – the hunt is still on. I am new to blogging and would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog http://thebritishthrift.wordpress.com for fashion, vintage styling and thrifty tips! :-D

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  40. Reblogged this on Hello blondie and commented:
    I could not agree more with this post!

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  41. […] 5 reasons I “need” a [faux] leather skirt this season (aprettypennyblog.com) […]

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  42. Kay

    Ugh I’m so in love with those skirts! Absolutely lovely!

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  43. A faux leather skirt is an essential for any ladies closet

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  44. Love the one on the bottom left. I feel like I would try and rock it and completely fail… Anyone else? Haha

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  45. Teresa

    Personally I can’t wait for the whole ‘leather’ thing to go away, it’s impossible to find one that’s not to shiny or to short. I’ve seen girls wearing leather skirts and it’s put me way off the whole thing, the wrong style skirt will look awful when you walk!

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    1. It’s true, it’s really difficult to find the right kind of leather skirt that’s well-made and classy (and doesn’t cost a fortune!). I haven’t found one yet myself.

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