Skirt patrol…

Published on: November 2, 2013

This season there is a skirt for every girl. You can even wear them over your trousers if the mood takes you. Some women say to me they find skirts hard to know how to style. My answer? Go with your mood and don’t over-think it. A patterned skirt will always be a little more scary but you CAN actually wear clashing patterns and prints so try not to feel to constrained and just have fun trying out different combinations. Polka dots and nautical stripes can work great together for example.

Secondly, when it comes to print you don’t want 20 printed skirts in your wardrobe. Why? You will get sick of them much more quickly! Look out for one or two that you really adore and have fun with them.

Shape wise, if you have an hourglass or pear shape I would opt for a higher waisted skirt that sits right up on that lovely narrow waist. Team with items you tuck in or shorter cardis so you are really showing off your best feature – your waist. The bottom line is (pardon the pun!) the skirt you choose should hug your best bits, make your feel girly and feminine and should allow you to create a number of looks!

I had a snoop this week to bring you some of my favourites. Firstly, the looks that really inspired my search…

Taibo Bacar capulana collection aw 2013

Taibo Bacar capulana collection aw 2013

Salvatore Ferragamo AW2013

Salvatore Ferragamo AW2013

Diane Von Furstenberg AW2013

Diane Von Furstenberg AW2013

London Fashion Week AW 2013

London Fashion Week AW 2013

Paris fashion week AW2012 Street style

Paris fashion week AW2012 Street style

Street style - Love the leather and pink combo

Street style – Love the leather and pink combo

A-Line

The A-line skirt has an ‘office’ reputation. Tad water cooler boring? Not so. It is all about the styling.  Look for a printed version or perhaps a heavier fabric and combine with a cool tee shirt and jacket or colourful chunky knit to invite the fun vibe to this easy to wear, every girl should have one, skirt! Ihave seen so many with leather. This is definitely the one I would go for. It injects that Je ne sais quoi while yet still being a blank canvas for creating fun and cosy autumn looks!

Marks and Spencers Autograph £149

Marks and Spencers Autograph £149

Ted Baker €165

Ted Baker €165

Styling your Ted Baker skirt

Styling your Ted Baker skirt

Asymmetric

The summer saw us trying to embrace the mini version but autumn has given it a more ladylike twist with some great check and leather numbers on the high street. This is a great one for those of you who should be showing off your legs as the shape really draws the eye down. Marks and Spencers and Warehouse had some lovely styles to choose from.

Marks and Spencers Limited Edition £39.50

Marks and Spencers Limited Edition £39.50

 

Penneys €13

Penneys €13

 

Ted Baker €135

Ted Baker €135

 

Styling your Ted Baker print skirt

Styling your Ted Baker print skirt

Midi

Not the easiest style to wear, this one is best left for long legged lovlies or those of you who love to embrace a high heel. The midi can swamp quite easily so keep the styling simple with this one. team with a fitted cardi or top and let the skirt do the talking. Oh and don’t forget the heels!

Hobbs Daisey Skirt €145

Hobbs Daisey Skirt €145

Lennon Courtney in Arnotts €189

Lennon Courtney in Arnotts €189

 

Warehouse €42

Warehouse €42

Pencil

This classic style is back this season and is a must have for our wardrobes. There are lots of different looks from leopard print to figure hugging cottons but this lady like number from Fran and Jane with the pearl trim really caught my eye.

Fran and Jane €169

Fran and Jane €169

Maxi

This for me is a cool and fresh christmas day or evening look. You can dress up with girly cardis and silk tops or if you go for a grungy skirt team with plaid shirt and converse runners. Ted Baker won my heart with this red pleated number.

Ted Baker €175

Ted Baker €175

Styling your Ted Baker maxi

Styling your Ted Baker maxi

Have fun whatever skirt you choose!

Julie x

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