On-trend and seriously versatile midi skirts you need in your spring wardrobe...
Midi skirts have long been on the scene, and for SS16, the ladylike hem length that sits nicely between the ankle and the knee has finally earned it’s place on the fashion map and is the go-to skirt style for the new season.
On the catwalks, the mid-length was applied to everything from trousers to dresses but the biggest trend story was played out on feminine, stand-out and down-right covetable skirts. Bold striped midi styles were seen at Gucci and Acne Studios while look-at-me metallic and tassels were seen on the Loewe runway and contrast print and textures were played out at Marni, Toga and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
For styling inspo, look to the A-list and the fash-pack who have been long-term midi devotees of this universally flattering length. While Olivia Palermo wears hers with button-up shirts and sky high heels, adding an unexpected edge to this somewhat classic shape, Alexa Chung wears her straight-from the runway pleated midi skirt with a colourful knit and pointed pumps and Victoria Beckham opts for a high neck tunic for a workwear spin.
We’re looking to denim to get our weekend midi skirt fix, pairing button-upA-line shapes from the likes of Zara and Warehouse with navy fine knits and flat lace-up sandals. And then for a statement eveningwear vibe, FrenchConnection, Preen and Barbara Casasola are vying for the top spot on our new season shopping list.
Those who tend to steer clear of skirts should go for a fuss-free approach to styling the midi. Go for a column, pencil shape and team with a tee and some flat shoes, or better still, some white plimsoll-style trainers. Just add a red lip and some statement sunnies to amp up your look for the evening.
So whether it’s print, lace or something metallic – there are plenty of new-season midi skirt styles to choose from and covet from the office to weekend brunch and city breaks all season long.
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Look to classic pinstripe printing and a modern midi cut to instantly elevate our workwear wardrobe.
Looking for something statement that will totally revive your wardrobe? Look no further than this printed number. Enhance the eclectic vibe by tucking in a striped shirt.
For a chic cocktail-hour update, look no further than this to-die-for skirt.
Go graphic and tick off this seasons bold stripe trend in this midi style by Acne Studios. Just add a denim jacket and trainers for a modern aesthetic.
Understated and on-point, make this grey midi skirt your new workwear staple.
Just add a white shirt and statement heels to this straight-from-the-runway skirt for a knock-out summer party look.
Tick off one of the seasons key trends in this ruffled - and super sassy - peplum skirt.
For eveningwear, look to printed silks like this beautiful offering from Preen. Well be teaming outs with an off-the-shoulder top and red heels.
Go all out and blow the budget on this fash-pack fave midi skirt by Gucci. Wear with everything in your current wardrobe, day and night.
Inspired by classic menswear tailoring, its no wonder this J.W. Anderson skirt is at the top of our new season shopping list.
Spring wardrobes should be as refined as they are effortless. And one easy way to achieve this is with Protagonists side-split midi skirt. We love.
The do-it-all style - wear with heels and a cami, or team your new midi skirt with trainers and a tee.
Weve been dreaming about this stand-out skirt ever since we saw it storm the SS16 runway. A fash-pack fave, its one of those statement pieces that will never loose its impact, season after season.
Take your cue from the catwalks and work metallics into your everyday attire with this French Connection skirt. Just add an oversized tee and trainers for instant cool.
This beautifully feminine satin pencil skirt is one of our favourites of the season. Well be using it to underpin a crisp white shirt by day, and a silky spaghetti-strap cami by night.
Yes, this catwalk-worthy skirt really is from M&S and under £40. Team with a statement knit for a cool new season power pairing.
There is nothing we don't love about this suede version by Vince. Just add a coral lip, a silk shirt and tan sandals to take the trend into the boardroom.
Channel Gucci - and the seasons eclectic aesthetic and wear this flattering pleated skirt with loafers.
Channel this seasons 70s mood and try this suede midi from Warehouse.
Looking for something with a cool, fashion edge? Try this pleated style from H&M.
Pleated skirts never go out of style. Worn to a wedding or to work, this Mango number will prove to be a favourite for seasons to come.
Sportmaxs sporty, new-season take on the essential midi skirt is perfect for both work and off-duty days. Match the high waist to a cropped black sweater and ground with chunky loafers.
Jonathan Saunders striped midi skirt immediately caught our eye on the SS16 catwalk. The cut-away style makes it the perfect pairing for statement sandals.
Leather looks at its most elegant and work-appropriate when cut to a midi length.
In case you didnt get the memo, slip skirts and dresses are the cut of the season. Channel the90s minimalism with ease in this on-point Topshop skirt.
A summer wardrobe simply isnt complete without a splash of a tropical print. Go bold with a clashing printed top or cool in a crew neck tee.
Get the designer look without the designer price tag and try this on-point ruffled version from Zara.
Printed, pencil cut and pretty statement theres nothing we dont have about this Warehouse number.
Stripes will forever hold a place in our wardrobes, and this season, were adding to our extensive collection with this cool midi skirt from M&S.
Refresh knits, blouses and everything in-between with this surprisingly versatile and oh-so-chic utility skirt.
A smart style investment, this suede wrap skirt is a power wardrobe piece. Use it to elevate everything from workwear shirts to after-hours camis.
Wear the trend from work to the weekend in this luxed-up denim number.
One of the best leather skirts of the season can be found at H&M. We love.
Denim, A-line and under £40 there is nothing we dont love about this buy now, wear forever skirt.
Striped, pleated and a cool midi length theres so much to love about this Mango skirt, especially the price.
Pretty prints will work perfectly with a crisp white shirt and heels for the office.
You cant go wrong with a lace skirt for summer, and we think this Reiss number is the way to go. Wear with a cami and heels to everything from weddings to ladies day.