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…
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Have fun whatever skirt you choose!