There's a new kind of staple in town, and it's a textural spin-off of your usual wardrobe suspects. The leather (and faux leather) skirt is giving every other type of bottom a run for its money. Whether voluminous or sculptural, the leather skirt is a surprisingly versatile piece. With a crisp white button-down, cardigan, and tights, the pleated leather mini (or midi) is a good choice for the office. With a fuzzy sweater or form-fitting tee and textured/colored tights, the leather skirt is a good off-duty choice. Better yet, options for the leather skirt are just as numerous as its styling potentials. You can go short and (pleated and) sweet or long and demure; color options abound, as do metallic sheens. Hop on the bandwagon with our favorite picks—then make it yours with your own unique spin!
This stunning Derek Lam number is long enough to pass muster at the office but fashion-forward enough for pounding the urban pavement, too.
$3,990 at Barneys.
Not your standard mini, this leather-combo skirt is interesting and upscale.
$425 at Barneys.
Play peek-a-boo with fun colored or patterned tights, they'll be sure to show through the lovely star cut-outs on this sleek below-the-knee faux leather number.
$54.99 at Modcloth.
Craving leather but need to keep it versatile? Try this surprisingly demure leather pencil skirt, which just screams office-ready.
$158.31 at ASOS.
The thick white stripe on this gorgeous faux leather mini gives it a compelling twist.
$61.57 at ASOS.
Frosty electric blue lends the classic pleat silhouette a new, fun look.
$84.99 at Modcloth.
As if a body-con leather mini wasn't sexy enough, Topshop decided to toss some gold studs on top—the result is unstoppable!
$120 at Topshop.
Must-Have Metallic Mini
This gorgeous metallic pleated mini is a new kind of futuristic staple—we envision this skirt being particularly versatile.
$180 at Topshop.
Quilting is experiencing a kind of fashion resurgence, so be on the cutting edge of the trend with this rad faux leather mini.
$84 at Topshop.
This faux leather skirt proves that sometimes a punchy color is all you need to stand out.
$58 at Need Supply Co.
Just the Cutting Edge
Looking to just dip your toe in the trend instead of cannonballing in? Try this lovely mini, which has just a little bit of leather but still packs a punch.
$310 at Net-a-Porter.