Leather is a funny thing. It can be worn a ton of different ways, yet, for whatever reason, the mention of it often sends imaginations straight to tight and racy. Our favorite leather piece for this season wants to get your mind out of the gutter: It's the mid-length full skirt spotted on fall '14 runways of Burberry, Givenchy, and Rachel Comey — to name a few — and there's nothing risqué about it.
Combining a dash of badass biker babe with a dose of Grace Kelly demure, the leather (or pleather!) midi-skirt is a total paradox. And, we love fashion paradoxes (see: oversized cropped tees, grunge on the runway, normcore). Plus, it's this juxtaposition of styles that makes a leather skirt with a longer silhouette so much more versatile than its half-sister, the super-tight '80s mini.
Need proof? Ahead, we break down three foolproof ways to try out the look. Whether you're dressing for weekend brunch or a major job interview, you should consider this guy your new best friend.