In my search for the perfect little black leather skirt I sampled quite a few along the way. The All Saints ‘Elise’ was sublimely soft and was satisyingly snug, the only issue was length. It was very, very short so reluctantly that was out of the running (see below). Whistles and other higher end high street shops had some contenders, but I am not a fan of a front seam on leather. I wanted something really clean and quite classic. I spotted this at an early morning dash into Topshop. I think this one should last me a few years. It’s got a slight A- line so it’s more casual and you can lope along with your hands in your pockets. It’s a reassuringly easy mid length, has a nice sheen and is buttery soft. Plus, it’s great with a vest, a tee, a slim knit, a neat sweatshirt, a white shirt, in fact any shirt. It will do winter and summer and may even make an appearance on the school run….