If you only buy one thing this season, it HAS to be a suede skirt. This is completely non-negotiable and the alternative could well involve the fashion police knocking on your door.
Exhibit A: fashion goddess Olivia Palermo. You can guarantee that anything this lady deigns to put on her body is guaranteed to be an all-out style sensation and this suede skirt is no exception. As you’ve no doubt read in a previous LOOK Mag blast, the honey-hued hit in question comes from high street hero Marks and Spencer and has also been worn by the likes of Alexa Chung – though the rest of us will have to wait until May when it drops in store.
Exhibit B: model / DJ Chelsea Leyland in a feisty claret coloured little number from e-tailor ASOS.
Catwalk designers like Gucci (a-line) and Derek Lam (vibrant jewel colours) showed the suede skirt on the S/S15 catwalk and we were totally won over. Thankfully, the British high street swiftly rushed to the rescue of our bank balances by jumping on board the trend and giving us some seriously super alternatives. Even celebs like Olivia and Chelsea know a bargain when they see one, opting for these high street picks, rather than going designer.
Check out our edit of uber-gorg high street hotties from and H&M. The French Connection number will look a million dollars with bare legs and yes while we realise it’s a bit chilly for that at the moment, we seriously recommend you buy now to avoid disappointment. The same goes for the emerald hued a-line from H&M, which would look perfect teamed with a crisp white shirt or a black polo-neck.
To be even more on trend, make like these stylish ladies and wear them with different textures like faux fur and mock-crock leather.
*Stylist tip: please douse any suede purchases in leather proofing spray before you wear them and then at regular intervals. You WILL thank us for this as it (practically) stops all spills from staining and also minimises general grubbiness.
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The button-down a-line suede skirt in butter-soft caramel is flying off the shelves too. Probably because it ticks the Seventies trend box as well. So make like Alix Bancourt, aka Parisian blogger Cherry Blossem and get involved. For serious luxe factor, we love this one by Massimo Dutti.
Another great option is a wrap style skirt in a longer length or one with a split – as seen on model Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor at New York Fashion Week. She totally went for it, rocking not double but triple suede with her coat, skirt and sandals.
To get her amazing look, we will be working this zip front skirt by ASOS (for £75 dropping beginning of April) with over-the-knee boots now and gladiators and bare legs later.
By Stephanie Hirschmiller