Fall Essential: The Leather Pencil Skirt

Liz Doupnik
Fall Essential: The Leather Pencil Skirt
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Confession: Dressing like a sophisticated lady may be on trend for fall, but it kind of intimidates us. While we’re still purging our closets of clothes we donned some years ago, we’ve accepted that we need to incorporate pieces that are a little more refined — even if we’re not quite ready to let go of our fun-loving fashion side.

This season, leather pencil skirts are everywhere – literally everywhere — from the front row to street style blogs to the runway. Plus, with their versatility, they can be worn from a job interview to a first date, with a bit of punk throw in the middle.

Here, we rounded up ten of the best options out there at a range of price points for every budget.

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This fall, we're loving everything leather (or leather-looking) from pants to jackets. We're especially into leather pencil skirts to add a tougher edge to such a feminine shape. Read on to see shoppable options of this staple of the season.

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With the already sexy nature of these skirts, a knee-grazing length contributes to a sophisticated vibe.

Tinley Road Vegan Leather Pencil Skirt, $79, at Piperlime

This simple style is perfect to take your outfit from the office to happy hour.

Runway Pencil Skirt, $595, at DKNY

Here, basic quilting add an extra edge to this shorter pencil hemline.

Steve J & Yoni P Quilted Point High-Waisted Leather Skirt, $590, at Opening Ceremony

Go low! Midi-skirts are another favorite trend for the season. Here, we see the two trends combined to achieve all kinds of awesome.

Leather Pencil Skirt, $690, at Tibi

Not into wearing animal skins but still want to pull of the leather look? Try this coated option to achieve the overall style.

Robert Rodriguez Black Coated Pencil Skirt, $158, at Bluefly

Colored leather is especially huge this fall. This deep burgundy color offers a welcome update to the standard black options.

Leather Skirt, $129, at H&M

Though minimal, the patching of the leather in this skirt is understated and modern.

Asos Skirt in Leather, $153.27, at Asos

Want to get your outfit shot by a street style photographer? We suggest this sky blue leather pencil -- it'll definitely catch their eye!

By Malene Birger Annagria Leather Pencil Skirt, $695, at Net-A-Porter

Making bold colors basic is huge for the upcoming fall season. We're loving this spearmint green zipped option.

Boy by Band of Outsiders Leather Pencil Skirt, $795, at Shopbop

Heading out for a night full of dancing? A leather mini will definitely impress (and probably even score you a few free drinks).

T by Alexander Wang Leather A-Line Mini Skirt, $425, at Revolve Clothing

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