Sunday, 1 September 2013


If there is only one item you buy for A/W 13, make it something leather!

Last year, one of my favourite Winter items to wear was my black 'pleather' skater skirt from River Island. Fast forward past S/S13 and it seems the skirt has taken on a more tailored fitting in a variety of colours for A/W 13. The top colour for a pencil skirt this Winter? Well, I would choose Oxblood; a deep cranberry red/plum. Plus it's a colour which will go with most Winter colours; black, grey, plum and brown.

There's no need to think pencil skirts are only for formal/work attire either. For a casual day look, wear with a slouchy tee tucked in, tights and some statement chunky boots. Or even create a coordinating piece with a matching leather jacket, for a sophisticated look. For transitional outfits; from day to night, wear with a fluffy jumper and gold accessories.

You'll bound to be seeing pencil skirts crop up everywhere in stores. If you're looking for good quality, TopShop have a good range to choose from, some part of their Unique Collection. But if you're on a budget, 'pleather' skirts do just the trick and can be found at ASOS.

Kat xxx