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Transition Into Autumn With Some Edge With The Hottest Skirt of The Season

This autumn and winter we're all about leather, leather and more leather.

It’s easy to find ourselves in a style rut once the weather begins to cool, resorting back to the classic denim jeans, tailored trousers and mini skirts. But we’re declaring 2024 the year of No Boring Fashion, which means we’re looking for ways to mix up our wardrobe. 

The leather skirt is no stranger to the fashion scene, having graced the wardrobes of fashion girlies like Posh Spice, Meghan Markle, and Miley Cyrus for years. However, this edgy staple is experiencing a revival, making its mark on the runway in recent seasons.

A leather skirt is a versatile piece that effortlessly adds a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to any outfit. With trends embracing indie sleaze, Mob Wife, and rockstar’s girlfriend aesthetics, now is the perfect time to get creative with this wardrobe essential, and yes we consider it an essential.

For a night out, pair your leather skirt with strappy heels and an elegant top. Or, for a work-appropriate leather look, style it with slender knee-high boots and a slouchy knit. Feeling bold? Go all out with your most worn-in Dr. Martens, a vintage band tee, and some fishnet stockings for a festival-ready ‘fit. 

Convinced? Below, we’re taking a look at some of our top leather skirts that have caught our eye across the ‘net as of late. From an edgy alternative to your classic black mini to your new favourite pencil skirt, and even some options with unique textures and finishes, we’ve found pieces to suit any style and budget – and don’t worry, we have some faux options for the girls who want the look without the real deal.

2024’s top 3 leather skirts

  1. Monki Leather Look Mini Skirt, $47.50 (usually $63) at ASOS
  2. Azzurielle Albie Skirt, $119.95 at The Iconic
  3. Worn-Effect Leather Skirt, $79.95 at MNG

Best leather skirts to add to your wardrobe in 2024 

Best leather mini skirt 

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Monki Leather Look Mini Skirt

$47.50 (usually $63) at ASOS

A classic black mini skirt is one of those pieces you reach for over and over, swap out your regular go-to for one of the leather variety to add some edge to any ensemble. Mid-rise, thigh-skimming and a flattering a-line silhouette, consider this an elevated basic in your wardrobe. 

Style notes: 

  • Zip-back fastening 
  • Faux leather material
  • Slim, a-line fit

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Best leather midi skirt

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Azzurielle Albie Skirt

$119.95 at The Iconic

Pencil skirts are coming back in a big way, we’ve seen them on the runways at Miu Miu, Prada and Gucci – and now we are loving the leather look to them. Perfect for the office, date nights or even casual errand running, they’re a versatile piece to style that can be dressed up or down with just the switch of a shoe. 

Style notes: 

  • Soft faux leather fabrication
  • Mid-calf length 
  • Tailored, a-line silhouette 
  • Designed in Australia

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Best leather party skirt 

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Worn-Effect Leather Skirt 

$79.95 at MNG

If you’re after a leather mini that you can wear for a night out on the town, then look no further as this is the ultimate party mini. In a unique tan faded faux leather, it offers a different style to your classic mini. You can even shop a matching bomber jacket for the full look. 

Style notes: 

  • Faux leather fabrication
  • Ultra-mini length 
  • Faded colourway

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Best white leather skirt

white leather skirt
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Viv Vegan Leather Full Skirt 

$279 at SABA

Leather skirts don’t always have to have an edgy, grungy look to them. This full skirt from Saba is elegant, classy and elevated with the faux leather material adding texture to a classic style. 

Style notes: 

  • Vegan leather fabrication
  • Midi-length and full skirt 
  • High waisted 
  • Front hip pockets 

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Best real leather skirt 

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Minima Esenciales Nola Leather Maxi Skirt 

$480 at The Iconic

If you’re looking to invest and buy yourself a real leather skirt, we have no doubt it’s a worthy investment. A timeless style and durable material, they’ll last you for years to come and could perhaps even be a piece to pass down. 

Style notes: 

  • 100 per cent lamb leather 
  • High-rise, maxi length 
  • Front slit for mobility

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Best affordable leather skirt

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Faux Leather Tab Mini Skirt

$39.99 at Glassons

On the other hand, if you’re just dipping your toe into the trend then this affordable yet ultra-stylish mini is a great addition to your wardrobe. A flattering a-line silhouette that sits mid-rise it’s versatile in its styling and makes a great basic. 

Style notes: 

  • Mini length 
  • Tab closure 
  • Faux leather fabrication

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Best coloured leather skirt

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Topshop Leather Look Side Twist Mini 

$21 (usually $60) at ASOS

Don’t feel tied to classic colours of black, white and neutrals look to more statement pieces in bolder colours like this eye-catching eggplant hue that adds that subtle pop without going overboard. 

Style notes: 

  • Twist detail at the hip
  • Zip closure at side 
  • High-rise mini 

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Best metallic leather skirt

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Metallic Faux Leather Mini Skirt

$82 (usually $138) at Karen Millen

Or if plain colours aren’t enough, step it up a notch with a faux leather metallic mini that will make you the envy of the dancefloor on your next night out. The pale blue colour is particularly flattering on every skin tone and makes for a glamorous statement piece to add to your wardrobe this autumn and winter. 

Style notes: 

  • Also available in silver 
  • Mini length 
  • Crinkle, faux leather fabrication 

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