It's no secret I'm a big fan of slip skirts - and dresses for that matter. I lived in them last winter, wearing them with an oversized sweater and boots.
However this season I fancy switching things up a bit, and lucky for me there are plenty of gorgeous midi skirts that mean that I can upgrade my wardrobe without veering from my usual style too much. Discover more of our favourite seasonal skirts here on the Marie Claire Edit
The flouncy skirt
Whilst I love the fitted silhouette of the traditional silk skirt, this autumn/winter I've fallen in love with the flouncy skirt. A bit more 70s, and more twirl-worthy, I'll be wearing it with a white puff sleeve shirt and cowboy boots. This khaki skirt by Piece of White is the right shade for autumn too.
The pleated skirt
Pleated skirt are back in a big way. Long deemed too schoolteacher too be trendy, they're now a must-have for anyone wanting to add a touch of chic to their wardrobe. This checked Mango skirt will look great with clashing checks, whether that's a cosy knit or a fitted blazer.
The knitted skirt
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My love for all things 80s doesn't stop at clothes, in fact for the past couple of winters I've invested in one of the essentials at the time: knitted separates. Zara especially has an excellent offering of midi skirts with matching jumpers. I'm going all cream with this one, right down to my slouchy boots. Inspiration: Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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