This post is possibly a little redundant now, as summer seems to be OVAH and we’re freewheeling into autumn. Although I’m still clinging on to the promise of a heatwave, so maybe there’s relevance to be found here yet.
The thing is, leather is a fabric I associate with cold weather. Knee-high boots, motorcycle jackets, slinky pencil skirts in rich autumn hues – these things were made for chilly days. But earlier this year, when I packed away my cold weather clothing for the months of sunshine ahead (LOL), I hung on to my leather mini skirt. I felt that it could go so much further than tights and chunky knits, and I was right.
Despite being a heavy, warm-weather-unfriendly fabric, this skirt is surprisingly easy to wear when the sun shines. Paired with an all-black ensemble and my new favourite lace-up flats, it’s a simple approach to summer dressing.
(My general approach to summer dressing – all black everything. It’s foolproof.)