My Style | Forget *that* suede. Meet the OTHER M&S skirt your wardrobe needs.


I’m not sure whether there’s been that much news about it, but apparently there’s a suede skirt at Marks & Spencer that has single-handedly brought the brand back into the heavyweight fashion arena again.

I jest – of course – about there not being much news about it because frankly, it’s been everywhere – and seen on everyone from Alexa Chung to Olivia Palermo.

But the waiting list for it is quite unprecedentedly long – and if you’re not on it now, nor have the inclination to pay over the odds on eBay, then I’m sorry to say this particular skirt may not be destined for your wardrobe.

But if you’re a fan of the textured skirt varieties, please can I draw your attention to another little number that I spotted in M&S the other week?

Pale grey, A-line in style (so super flattering) and in the softest leather – I think it’s the perfect, edgy summer skirt. And it may possibly have been rather overlooked thanks to the furore about the *other* one.

I’ve teamed it here with a boxy white shirt from Atterley Road and a raw-edged trench from Topshop last year (see below for another option and all credit links) to keep the whole look quite pastel.

But it would also look amazing with an oversized denim jacket, plain white tee and a flat sandal. In short, everything.

Sometimes not getting caught up in the ‘must-buy-it-now’ drama helps you find other little gems.

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CREDITS: Leather skirt, Marks & Spencer | White shirt, Atterley Road | Pale pink trench, Topshop (last year’s, available in limited stock here in grey, but very similar here) | Cuddle clutch, Topshop (similar here) | White mules, Marks & Spencer | Rose gold hoop earrings, Georgiana Scott | Ceramic rings, H&M (not online but I bought them in the Regent Street store, 3 for £6) | Skull necklace, Etsy

  • Comments ( 7 )

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    Just seen your photo on Instagram and had to see the whole look! You have styled this skirt to perfection, adore the pastel shades and the skirt itself looks so versatile. Fab find and more timeless than the suede skirt x

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      Thank you Frances! x

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    Louise Tippey

    Hi Erica,

    Wow wow wow! How did I miss that AMAZING pink trench from last year! Boo goo hoo.
    The bag reminds me of my school pencil case! Hehe, still gorgeous though.


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      Check out the M&S coat Louise, v similar! (And I had a fluffy pencil case too, maybe that’s why I liked it!!) x

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    Thats a really unflattering outfit

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      Comments noted Katy! Always good to hear an opinion!

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    Loving this look erica, and how much nicer is this skirt to the infamous suede one?!?

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