THE NOT-SO-BASIC BASIC

While moto jackets and leather leggings made their debut on runways past, this season leather took a new shape.

From Proenza Schouler to DVF, the once masculine material has been transformed into a ladylike basic- the skirt.

My suggestion: do not over think this one. Wear this not-so-basic as a staple.

My favorite is the Diane von Furstenberg Bolo leather skirt. I am a sucker for pebbled leather and the laser-cut hem is chic and not too tailored. For a less expensive option, try this ALC laight skirt- it is about half the price and still 100% leather (NO PLEATHER!).

Here comes my favorite part- the top. I suggest this HHN by Haute Hippie cowl sweater because of the relaxed draped feel in the front and the sexy racer-style back. For going out, do not layer this piece with a tank; instead, let your lower back show. For work, layer with a gauzy black long-sleeved top.

Don’t you love to look “understated sexy?” I do.