Sunday, 13 March 2011

Skirting the issue

Left to right: Chloe, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Richard Nicoll SS11

Maxi/midi skirts are everywhere this season once again; much loved by fashionable celebs including Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo and popping up in a large number of high profile designer collections. Whilst I could waste time lusting after a block colour Jil Sander maxi skirt or a 70's inspired billowing Marc Jacobs midi dress, the high street has many great maxi/midi skirts to offer. Feast your eyes on these lovelies!

Turquoise print maxi dress, H&M, £34.99

Paper bag waist maxi skirt, River Island, £34.99

Nude chiffon midi skirt, Miss Selfridge, £35

Caramel pleated midi skirt, Zara, £39.99

Berry pleated maxi skirt, Motel at Topshop, £58

Blue pleated midi skirt, American Apparel, £42

Styling tips:
- Look for pleating, asymmetric hem details and billowing layers
- For the sporty brights look, keep accessories to a minimum and pair with a non-fussy top
- Keep the top half reasonably fitted when going for a maxi/midi skirt, only dresses can get away with volume
- For the 70's look stay away from flats and wear with chunky platforms
- A slouchy blazer or baggy cardigan goes well over the top when worn loose
- Check the weather before you wear a maxi, no one wants soggy ends in the rain
- Stay away from black skirts this season, instead choose brights, nudes or 70's inspired shades

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