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Katharine McPhee’s Red Leopard Skirt Is An Unexpected Take On The Satin-Midi Trend


The next time you can't decide on an outfit, look towards a midi-length satin skirt. Not only are they perfect for layering as the weather cools, but they're easiest way to look effortless and polished all at once. And if you haven't found your match made in skirt heaven just yet, prepare to scoop up Katherine McPhee's leopard skirt immediately, because it's the edgy-but-sweet piece you've been looking for all along.

McPhee was photographed wearing her own take on the trend while she was out running errands in Los Angeles on Oct. 18. The singer opted for a red leopard midi skirt by celebrity-favorite designer Anine Bing. Bing is known for her "soft meets hard" design approach, in which she seamlessly blends femininity with a rock and roll twist.

She paired the bold piece with a black, ribbed crop top that showed just a bit of her mid-drift. The singer accessorized with pointed, black ankle boots and a crossbody bag featuring a gold-chain strap. McPhee wore her piecey bob in a sleek, straight style with wispy bangs in the front, finishing off the on-the-go look with cat-eye sunglasses. The best accessory of all? McPhee walked the streets with her tiny dog in hand, sporting a matching red leash, of course.


McPhee proved just how wearable the skirt really is, no matter the occasion. She was photographed the night before, on Oct. 17, wearing the same skirt for a slightly dressier occasion.

At the opening of Jennifer Meyer Jewelry in Palisades Village, McPhee paired the piece with a satin camisole and a long, black cardigan draped over her shoulders. Rather than opting for a casual shoe choice, she wore pointed, red knee-high boots instead.

As McPhee proves so well, satin midi skirts are an easy win for fall and winter looks — regardless of your itinerary. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite pieces of the season, including McPhee's exact Anine Bing skirt.

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Bar Silk Skirt


Anine Bing

Pull a Katharine McPhee and wear this midi with your favorite crop top and ankle boots. If you're looking for something a little more cold-weather appropriate, try pairing it with knee-high boots, a graphic tee, and a vintage-inspired, oversized denim jacket.

Wash & Go Woven Skirt


T by Alexander Wang

Opt for a monochrome look by wearing the same soft shade in the form of a bulky sweater. The combination of a knit and silk will make you look extremely polished (with minimal effort required).

Bow Satin Skirt



The little details on this simple skirt make it all the more interesting. You'll love the wrapped bow, soft buttons, and bold chartreuse color. Pair it with a button-down for the office, or a lace tank for going out.

Satin Pencil Skirt


Zac Posen

Just like a little black dress, a little black skirt is a necessary piece in any wardrobe. You'll likely find yourself wearing it again and again because of the endless options that come with it.

Retro Pencil Skirt


DVF Diane Von Furstenberg

This ultra-bright print is the best way to bring a little sunshine to a sometimes dark season. From the runways to your favorite celebrity street style, bold colors are everywhere this time of year. Hop on the bandwagon with this whimsical piece by an iconic designer.