By Alexandra Phanor-Faury

The New Shape of Leather Skirts

The pencil leather skirt is a no-fail piece that has a place in every woman’s closet. It can be minimal, strong, sexy, and feminine, and let’s not forget impossibly cool, all at the same time. For a ‘50s secretary look pair it with a pussy-bow silk top and some ladylike pumps. Switch into a worn in band tee and some pointy ankle booties and the look goes from retro to badass. While the pencil has been good to us, it’s time to shake things up and integrate a new silhouette into our leather skirt routine. A new way to do the leather skirt is by reaching for a versatile fuller number. The most popular styles are the short, flirty skater cut, the midi length and the short pleated tough school-girl version. The voluminous cut is a new twist for those occasions when the tried-and-true gets a little predictable.

 

If pulling yourself away from the pencil proves to be too hard, update the look by opting for a new bold hue or play around with interesting textures. That should be enough to soothe your separation anxiety.

-Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Images via heycrazy, asos, reveal.co.uk, streetpepper, fabsugar, elle, stylepantry, chictopia, whowhatwear, summerteeth

 

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Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Alexandra Phanor-Faury is a married, Haitian-American journalist living in Brooklyn, NY. Alexandra has reported and written about music, fashion, art and celebrities for websites and publications such as i-D, Nylon & NylonGuy, People Magazine & People.com, Courrier International, BlackBook.com, Trace, Giant, Teen Vogue, Page Six Magazine and Bloomingdales’ Little Brown Book.
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