vintage essential brown mid-length leather skirt on white background

Photography_ Jon Ervin

Styling_ Gabrielle Marceca

Text_ Hanna Canham

A surprising wardrobe staple, day or night, mini, midi or maxi, find a leather skirt that’s forever and wear it with anything. From oversized shirts and loafers, to slim turtlenecks and boots.

Turn to the 1960s and 70s for soft suede styles, A-line cuts and mini skirts, or the 1980s for leather skirts with more of a rock n’ roll feel. If it’s sleek and minimal you're after the 1990s is the decade to go to. 

Brands to look for: Anne Klein, Bally, Chanel, Claude Montana, Coach, Gap, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, Hermès, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Thierry Mugler, Todd Oldham, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent. 

Key decades:  1960s- early 2000s 

Fabrics: Leather or Suede 

Colors: Black, navy, tan, brown, burgundy, grey, whiite, cream. 

Style notes: Know the length that suits you and let that be your starting point.