We're swapping our trousers in favour of skirts for AW14, and with so many styles to choose from, we've narrowed down our favourite styles to buy right now...
Move over trousers, for the new-season hero piece is set to be the skirt. And the best news? Any style goes. Whether it’s long, short, full or pencil – every shape made an appearance during the AW14 shows, and we’ve edited just a few of our favourite styles to buy right now.
Think animal print minis, worn with 60’s style pastel knits and A-line coats. Pencil skirts in bold prints paired with off-duty, trophy trainers, or midi-styles with thigh-baring side splits, all worn with 70’s-style knee boots.
If there’s anything we’ve learnt from the new-season collectons, it’s that skirts are firmly back on the fashion map.
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Those classy knee-length skirts have had a sultry style makeover and now come with a split at the front. Be sure to keep the rest of your look casual to truly nail this look.
We love all things textured, so when we saw thia brushed wool skirt from Joseph, we couldn't wait to get our hands on it. Team with a blue button up shirt and killer heels.
Our love for knitwear sees no end, and with that in mind, we reckon this wool skirt from Isabel Marant is worth a look. Wear with a chunky knit and boots for a cool casual look. Just add a bold lip and some gold hoops to nail your look.
Pastels are suprisingly wearable for autumn. Team this with a grey cashmere knit and some buckled flat ankle boots.
Khaki, faux-leather and a total bargain - we love this chic pencil skirt from River island.
Part kilt, part wrap and part assymetric - this skirt has everthing we need for a statement look.
60's is big news for winter, so we think opting for a white pocket A-line skirt like this will serve your wardrobe well.
Quite possibly the coolest midi skirt we've seen so far, Carven have totally nailed it with this high-waisted, split front, belted burgundy skirt. We guarantee you won't regret investing in this stunning style.
A firm favourite among us fashion folk, the midi looks set to reign during autumn, and we couldn't be happier as this is one of the easiest styles to wear. Be sure to team yours with heels to nail the midi look.
If you're looking for something a little more structured and minimal, why not try this style from Topshop?
Sizzle in this season's hottest animal print and snap up this snake mini style from River Island.
Coated skirts are ideal if you want the leather-look, but don't have the leather budget to play with. This midi-style from Jigsaw is one of our favourites.
Move over trousers, for the new-season hero piece is set to be the skirt. And the best news? Any style goes. Whether it's long, short, full or pencil - every shape made an appearance during the AW14 shows, and we've edited just a few of our favourite styles to buy right now.
Think animal print minis, worn with 60's style pastel knits and A-line coats. Pencil skirts in bold prints paired with off-duty, trophy trainers, or midi-styles with thigh-baring side splits, all worn with 70's-style knee boots.
If there's anything we've learnt from the new-season collections, it's that skirts are firmly back on the fashion map.
First up, leopard print. Spotted just this week on Alexa Chung, this leopard mini is all kinds of cool, and should be snapped up fast, as we predict this chic style won't stick around for long.
Glam up your evening look and go for this sequin skirt from By Malene Birger. Team with a sleeveless high neck blouse and heels to complete your look.
Grid print is everywhere for autumn, and the chicest way to take on this trend? By snapping up this wrap-style skirt from Zara we think.
Go for something a little edgier for your black miniskirt and try this black A-line version from Topshop.
Cool blues are the hue to go for this autumn, and we think this wrap-style, zip-detail skirt is a wise choice.
Lace has had cool new-season makeover, and the result it this this black sheer pencil skirt. Team with a navy knit and a bold red lip.
You cant go far wrong with a black full skirt. Pair with a peplum top and some barely there heels for an alternative but chic evening look.
Midi-styles are great for any occasion, and this style from Toga is a winner. Wear with a button up blouse and some ankle boots to nail this look.
The pencil skirt has had a new-season update with the addition of a chic side-split. We love this version from Zara, is a classic camel hue, complete with sports-style monochrome split. Wear with a grey cashmere knit and a pointed flat.
The hottest style for AW14, the leather midi is such a chic wardrobe staple, and this faux leather style from Zara is every bit as luxe-looking as those designer styles, but won't blow the budget.
if you fancy something printed, Peter Pilotto's Alps print skirt is the one to go for. Wear with a sleeveless black blouse and strappy sandals for a chic evening look.
Monki is the destination for cool wares, with bargain price tags, and this fuzzy skirt is ideal if you're looking for a mini with a fashion edge. Wear with a blue mens-style shirt and white plimsolls to complete your look.
We fell in love with this Miu Miu mini the second we saw it on the catwalk, and now it can be yours. Snap it up, pronto as we predict it won't stick around long.
One for the workwear wardrobe, this grey knee-length skirt is oh-so-chic. Just add a crisp white shirt and some animal print courts to nail this look.
Checked, mini and pleated - this Warehouse skirt is all kinds of cool.
Leopard print is big news for AW14, and the best way to wear it? A pencil skirt. Go all out and team this printed Warehouse skirt with the matching top, or keep it casual and team with a cream knit and some trainers.
Structured skirts like this one from Toshop are ideal if you're looking to add a real fashion edge to your look. Team with a grey knit, a bold lip and a pointed court for maximum results.
If you're loving those wrap-style designer skirts that have been gracing the runways of late, but don't have a designer budget to play with, we reckon this black style from Zara is the next best thing,
Tweed, mini, red and a bargain. Snap it up, now.
If you buy one thing to update your wardrobe ahead of the new season, let it be this skirt from Next. Just add a breton and ankle boots to complete your look.
Fancy a piece of Stella McCartney's uber-cool collection but don't have to budget for it? Why not check out Stella Jean, instead? Equally chic, with a far more reasonable price tag attached. What's not to love?
Update your workwear wardrobe with this super-sophisticated wrap style from Topshop. Just add a white shirt and some animal print flats for a chic office look.
We've been looking forward to this Altuzarra for Target collection for a while, and it has just landed. Snap up this snake skirt now, before it's too late.
It's all about embellished everything for AW14, and with that in mind, we think this Elizabeth & James pencil skirt is the best way to wear the trend.
This mid-length skirt is ideal for pairing with fine-knits and trainers for off-duty dressing.
If anyone does cool, it's Kenzo. There is nothing we don't love about this cobalt blue pleated skirt. Wear with a striped knit and some flat boots for a stylsih weekend look.
Inject a bit of colour into your look with this statement skirt from Oasis. Team your bold midi with a navy knit, a clashing red lip and some barely-there sandals.
Investing in a black skirt like this will prove a worthy investment for your wardrobe. Wear with everything.
Mini skirts are ideal for weekend wear when teamed with ankle boots, and this tie dye style from Stella McCartney is the one to go for. Wear with lashings of navy knitwear.
The skort is always a good option for rocking a super-short hemline, without worrying about being too exposed. And khaki is our all-time fave colour for AW14. Wear with black biker boots and a white shirt to complete your look.
This Mary Katrantzou Tiki skirt is at the top end of our budget, and for good reason. Invest in this classic shape skirt with a modern print and see your everyday wardrobe transform in an instant.
Grey is the coolest colour for AW14, and we couldn't be happier as like most, we have plenty of it. If you're looking to add to your collection, why not go for this bargain mini from H&M?
Channel the 60's with this micro hemline skirt from Zara. The high-shine patent finish is ideal for day or night, just re-work your look by adding flats or heels.
Exclusive to Net-a-porter.com, this Joseph leather skirt really is up there on our wish-list. Wear with a navy cashmere top, a red lip and some mules to complete your look.
Checked skirts are still going strong for the new season, and this A-line style from Ted Baker is our favourite so far. Team with a camel knit and plimsolls to complete your look.
Go for the sports-luxe look and snap up this chic black leather mini from French Connection. Team with a grey t-shirt, some beige boots and a khaki trench for maximum results.
You can't get more mini than this. Zara have totally nailed two looks in one with this skirt, pastel and bucked - this will prove a sure-fire hit in your new-season wardrobe.
Pick up this Preen full skirt if you're looking for full-on glamour. The chic black fabric is so easy to wear, while the bold pink waistband adds that little something extra.
Pick up on the new-season pastels trend with this cool pleated skirt from Topshop. Pair with a cream knit and a low ponytail to nail your off-duty look.
Go all out glam, and go for this chic sequinned style from H&M. Wear with a black camisole for the evening, and for a day look, just add a marl knit and trainers.