Maybe it’s because leather has previously been the mainstay of badasses like Catwoman or relegated to the domain of dominatrixes since time immemorial, but ‘pretty’ is hardly the first word that comes to mind when most people think of the surprisingly versatile material, especially when it’s a skirt.
Still, there’s nothing fashion peeps like more than the unexpected, so when designers sent their models down runways recently wearing pretty, feminine, A-line versions of the traditionally tight, sexy leather skirt, it felt fresh, and it felt right; pretty and stylish at the same time, neither too feminine nor too edgy, but right in between.
Case in point: patron saint of style Giovanni Battaglia, above. Below, here’s how to wear the skirt like a street style star, whether you’re dressed up or down.
Whether you’re heading to brunch or a movie, this skirt has you covered. Wear it dressed down with a classic white T and a pair of black ballet flats, while injecting a burst of colour with a fun bag and these super cool sunglasses.
WAREHOUSE Faux Leather Full Skirt, Rs. 4,500, available at Asos, PEOPLE Women White T-Shirt, Rs. 399 339, available at Myntra, FURLA Candy Bon Bon Mini Cross Body Bag, Rs. 9,110, available atShopbop, KAREN WALKER Northern Lights Cat Eye Neon Acetate Sunglasses, Rs. 20,000 7,000, available at The Outnet, CLARKS Alicia Allie Black Shoes, Rs. 3,999, available at Jabong.
All black everything never failed anyone, and nowhere is this truer than when you’d like to look pulled together, whether you’re at work or grabbing drinks at a bar on Friday night. Stick to the classic combination of black, red and gold - black outfit, gold jewellery, red lipstick - to turn heads wherever you’re going.
AREHOUSE Faux Leather Full Skirt, Rs. 4,500, available at Asos, MANGO Black Sweater, Rs. 1,790, available at Jabong, KENNETH JAY LANE Gold Tone Bangle, Rs. 7,600 3,800, available atThe Outnet, L’OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Intense Lipstick in Red Passion, Rs. 825, available atNykaa, EZRA Black Boots, Rs. 2,199, available at Jabong, HOUSE OF HOLLAND Librarian Square Frame Acetate Sunglasses, Rs. 22,000 6,600, available at The Outnet.