The leather skirt has fast established itself as an item of clothing as versatile and timeless as blue jeans, the classic white shirt and an LBD. It's mostly popular in black and often worn similarly to the way TV sitcom style icon Fran Drescher did in the 90s show The Nanny.

Leather skirts have been having a moment for almost two years now since their return to fast fashion retail outlets, so it's safe to say they're not going anywhere. 

If anything, they're now available in a number of styles, lengths, shades, and leather variations - pleated, metallic, genuine, synthetic, and patent leather.

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Visitor at Sao Paulo Fashion Week N46 SPFW Winter 2019

Play this fun game, where you mismatch your leather pieces:

Mix different shades in the same outfit.
Mix different shades in the same outfit.

Thrift stores are your best bet if you want a genuine leather find like this one:

Alternatively, you can shop this snakeskin effect leather mini:

Zara, R579

Or this navy must have:

Superbalist, R499

Pair with this crisp blouse from Country Road, R699

Country Road

And complete with this pair of statement red high vamp mules:

Foschini, R450

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