The Midi Skirt


Style Theory: Slow burner = a trend that has been ellusive for a couple of decades and is now slowly filtering into the high street and looks like it is here to stay!
The midi is a tricky one but when styled correctly can look amazing with an edge of cool. It was featured again and again on the SS14 catwalk so if the designers are insisting we get to grips with it, the high street will follow. To get it right you really have to think 70s with a twist, in the summer the midi skirt looks great with strappy sandals and a Tee but right now it looks good with a chunky jumper and 70s knee high boots or little round toed shoe boots..Olivia Palermo gets it right below. It is all about working the proportions and throwing on the right contrasting jacket (bikers work well) to avoid it looking too 'mumsey'.

Here's my pick of the best streetstylers:

Stunning styling I love the mix of pattern, floral, plaid and fur, all styled with a chunky white knit.
Fabulous, flippy skirt, styled simply with a grey fine knit jumper and statement necklace.

Ladylike chic, styled beautifully but perhaps not apt for the schoolrun?!

Cool, understated, easy to replicate.

Love the red leather skirt, looks amazing.

I love these net skirts, beautiful for christmas...more to come on a later blog in time for christmas parties.

Plaid and leopard print shoes..a match made in heaven.

Muted tones but ticking a multitude of trends; midi, plaid, chunky knit jumpers, leather.
Love the midi styled with a plaid shirt.

All images via Pinterest

The stunning designer versions:

Stella McCartney pinstripe skirt £600
Michael Kors £1075

And now for the best on the high street:

Zara black skirt £39.99

This is a conservative start for the newbies of the midi, I have this skirt..I am a newbie! It is nicely tailored, hugs the hips then flares nicely just below the knees, it is easy to style up and definitely looks better with a shorter jumper. Wear with leopard print shoes and a fine grey jumper tucked in for a fabulous going out look.

Zara grey skirt £69.99

Another Zara skirt but in grey, easy to wear, I would pair with a slightly darker grey jumper and a chunky, crystal necklace.

Topshop chiffon plaid midi skirt £48.00
Going a little braver with a  beautiful pink check skirt, looks fab styled with this beautiful mint jumper and nude heels but would also look fab with a grey jumper and boots.

Asos midi skirt £40.00
A beautiful, pale pink midi skirt, would look fab with grey ankle boots and a grey jumper.

Asos pane check skirt £40.00

A classic and chic skirt from Asos, would look fab with a chambray or fine denim shirt tucked in, equally cool with a chunky knit black jumper. Btw, I think those boots are cool too.

Asos plaid skirt £55.00
I love this plaid Asos skirt, looks fab, it is perhaps, a 'one season wonder' purchase but would look cool right now.

Asos rust camoflage midi skirt £50.00
This is slightly more out there but I am drawn to it, gorgeous colours and it has pockets (I love pockets) It would look fab as a going out skirt but could also be dressed down with a black chunky jumper.

Here are a few options of tops that you could wear with the skirts above:

Asos black pocket jumper £20
This is a fab basic, you could wear with any of the above maxi skirts.

Gap fine knit jumper £19.95
Tuck this fine knit sweater into a midi skirt and throw on a jewelled necklace to replicate the fab street style look above

Gap chambray shirt £29.95

A capsule collection piece; the chambray shirt, this is a beautiful shirt cut slim so it can easily be tucked into a midi skirt but would look equally great tucked into skinny darker blue jeans or coloured jeans as seen above.

Topshop knitted jumper £46.00
This chunky knit, fisherman jumper could also be part of your capsule collection as the style is repeated year after year, season after season.

I hope this sheds a little light on the midi situation...are you a midi girl, will you be taking the plunge this winter??
A few of my outfits from this week...sorry no midi but I will be wearing it this week so photo to follow

Navy jumper: H&M
Shirt: Gap
Shoes: Nine West
Leather Bag: Topshop

Jacket: Zara
Top: Mango
Jeans: Topshop
Belt: Topshop
Ballet pumps: Russell and Bromley

Breton top: Boden
Jeans: Topshop Baxter
Shirt: Hollister
Jacket: Asos
Boots: Russell and Bromley