It looks like leather (and/or 'leather look') is here to stay - at least for another season or two. My favorite iteration of this trend is the sleek leather skirt. The versions that are out now are a far cry from what the leather skirt used to be, which was almost always skintight and definitely a little bit skanky. Today's leather skirts (leather skirt 2.0?) are super versatile and come in all shapes, cuts and sizes, making them a lot more wearable than in the past.
Above are a few of my current favorites; most are faux and therefore don't break the bank, but the black pencil skirt is real and a little lot out of my price range. Maybe someday!