But at the same time, we don't want to be trapped in the hum-drum of a cold-weather uniform: cardigan, silk blouse, pencil skirt (I'm guilty of it - some (very sleepy) days, it's just too hard to think).
So why not vary the staples? Put some sass in your skirt. I am very into the look of a little bit of leather in a skirt. It's a little bit edgy and hard, but still professional.
Here are some of my favorite skirts* that fit the bill:
|Theory leather ruched panel skirt, available at Neiman Marcus: $200|
|Alberto Makali knit and faux leather skirt, available at Nordstrom: $118|
|Elizabeth and James Hall paneled leather skirt, available at Bloomingdale's: $207|
|Funktional leather panel skirt in black, available at Revolve: $162|
*Quick word of advice: Faux leather can be great - both for cost and for our furry friends; however, it can also look cheap. I've only spotted these skirts online, so I can't vouch for the quality of the faux leather. Beware of cheap looking faux leather (and fur, for that matter).