I’ve always adored the idea of a leather mini skirt, but still don’t know if I have the guts to pull it off. It’s just so…vixen! Something I am definitely not (well, at least when it comes to my every day style of dress!). I’ve been spotting a few midi length leather skirts for fall, all with pretty pleats and a great A-line which looks good on basically everybody. You can dress it down with a simple tee, or dress it up with a bright silk blouse. Last night I discovered Zara’s version, which uses a “rubberized” leather effect. All the style, none of the hefty price tag. It got me thinking: on an investment piece like a leather skirt, would you splurge, or would you save? Here’s what I ultimately decided:
In all honesty, I actually love the more matte look of the Zara skirt. I’m also guessing that because the fabric isn’t as thick and heavy as real leather, it falls a little closer to the body, versus ballooning out (just an assumption, but one that seemed to ring true on these super tall, skinny supermodels!). Add on the fact that it’s over $1300 less, and I ask you…is this splurge/save even really a question?