Leather Skirt Lovin’

Zara Leather Skirt

Let us address a few things first. Number one – this is not actually a leather skirt, it’s p-leather. A 100% polyester/polyurethane mix that makes your thighs stick together like attracting magnets on a hot summers day (a phenomenon only amplified by the inclusion of tights). Number two – yes this has already cropped up as the star of the show in my ‘Autumn Style Staples’ video (click the link to see it in all its glory in motion), but I just love it so darn much I thought it deserved a whole blog post of its own and it’s a nice easer inner to a few fashion posts that I plan to sprinkle VDM with on the odd occasion. You have been warned.

If I’m such a jeans gal then why has this skirt got me baring my rarely uncovered pins? Well  it’s black and therefore very much in my comfort zone, but there’s something about the fit – a pencil-length, not-too-tight, not-too-baggy silhouette – that balances the right amount of ladylike modern chic without spilling over into girly. It’s sort of like grown-up Posh Spice from the ’90’s. Girl power.  I pair it with a baggy knit on top and then strappy heels on the bottom for a more fancy ensemble or tights and boots when I’m going for something a little  casual and lug a big bag over my elbow either way to stop it looking too dainty. Done. The best bit? It entered my wardrobe to the tune of £29.99 from Zara. Tip off: despite looking like an item you might will have to shoehorn yourself into, they run quite large so it may be worth investing in a smaller size than normal. Now it’s time to give my thighs an airing…