When seeking out the season’s newest trends, the runways aren’t the only place to source sartorial inspiration. The street style spotted in between each show or event is equally as inspiring and also telling of what our fashion future has in store. Of the top trends from New York Fashion Week 2022, we couldn’t help but notice the slew of sleek leather midiskirts worn time and again by some of fashion’s chicest insiders. The embrace of shin-grazing hemlines comes as no surprise, given that for fall 2022, many designers like Bottega Veneta (who can forget those sumptuous buttery leather midiskirts in purple and pale yellow?) have called upon the prim and properness of 1950s silhouettes. Retro fashion, or retro-to-wear, if you will, was also one of the spotlight trends that walked the Vogue: World runway this year.
Worn by this season’s street style set, the leather midiskirts we spotted feature a range of silhouettes, from figure-skimming pencil skirts and ladylike A-lines to modern schoolgirl-inspired pleated numbers. Dressed up with a billowy blouse or down with an everyday T-shirt, see this sleek skirt style as a blank canvas to perfectly show off all your wardrobe essentials.
A proper pencil skirt is not only a standout street style star; it should be considered in your rotation of chic office attire this fall. With crisp weather on the horizon, pair & Other Stories’s black high-waist leather pencil with a chunky cardigan or Max Mara’s chocolate brown Corsica skirt with a suede knee-high boot. Fit to flare, Altuzarra’s pleated faux-leather midiskirt captures the feminine spirit of the silhouette beautifully and is even traced with button detailing for an added edge. Wrap skirts like Johanna Ortiz’s camel-colored leather midiskirt or Mother’s Friar leather midi are the perfect landing spot to tuck in one of your many trendy tank tops. For a more daring take, see A.W.A.K.E Mode’s padded leather midi option.
Below, 26 shin-grazing midiskirts that get the street style seal of approval.
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