I’m currently en route to LA, but I wanted to share this pleated leather skirt look with you! I’ve literally been waiting to wear this skirt for a year. When I first signed up for Rent the Runway Unlimited, a service that lets me borrow clothes I otherwise couldn’t afford LOL, this skirt was one of the first things that caught my eye. Unfortunately, it caught everyone else’s eye too, because by the time it was available to rent, it was no longer cold! I hopped on it early this season, especially because the color fits into my fall capsule wardrobe palette.
I’ve wanted a leather skirt for a really long time now. Although miniskirts are currently trending, my thighs are too luscious to wear them appropriately. Leather pencil skirts give me dominatrix vibes, so those were out of the question too. This pleated style is not only ladylike, but it is comfortable and versatile. Leather can get hot, so I was happy to have some room to move my legs around to avoid chafing. Speaking of, how in the world do people wear straight skirts?? My legs stay rubbed up and deodorant doesn’t help. I digress.
Even though I really love this pleated leather skirt, I don’t wear skirts enough to justify taking up space in my closet. Which is why is made the perfect rental! For this look, I paired the skirt with this black off shoulder ruffle top, but I also wore it again with a tee shirt and sneakers. Versatility! Maybe it does deserve a spot in my closet.
Hope you guys enjoyed this look. I’d love to know if you own a leather skirt or have thought about adding one to your closet! And if you’re still on the fence about Rent the Runway, here’s a $30 coupon off your first rental!
Photography: Taylor Carment