From our friends at thefind.com:
Since some of us are experiencing a killer heat wave this summer, it can be difficult to even think about the word “leather.” But since the Pre-Fall season is on every active shopper’s mind, it’s time to look forward to autumn’s biggest trends! Leather skirts are bound to be a staple next season, and while it’s no new look for the going out scene, it may surprise you to learn that more demure takes on the leather skirt are invading your future office looks… and yes, they’re classy! By staying mindful of an appropriate length, and choosing an elegant blouse or sweater to inside, leather doesn’t have to be too extreme for the workplace! Infuse a little Joan Holloway into your work routine with a stretchy sheath like this pencil skirt from Vince… but if black is a little too vampy for your taste, switch things up with blush leather or a pop of color like this Tibi skirt. Add movement despite the thick nature of the material with swingy pleats like this one from ASOS, or add visual interest with an exposed zipper and a gathered waist courtesy of Jason Wu. Either way, prepare to look at leather a whole new way!
– Alex Gambardella