So sure, its June, and as I type the sun is beaming through the window, but my British weather-beaten soul knows the heat won’t last long. It probably won’t last the ruddy day. Which leads me to assess my wardrobe and decide, what is summery enough to make sure I don’t die of overheating on my walk to the station, yet voluminous enough to ensure that when the sun inevitably nips in behind the clouds, I’ve got some spare material to cover my chilly pins? Enter the midi skirt, an industrial item that ticks all the boxes.
First and foremost, its flattering. For anyone, of any age. The high waist means the abdominally defined among us can brave a cropped top, or for a more demure look, simply tuck in a blouse or t-shirt. Its easy to wear, as its not especially form fitting, there’s no chance of butt exposure, and you can dress it up to be as ladylike or as grungy as you need with colourful courts or heavy biker boots. Its versatile in that I’d wear one to the office, for a summer BBQ or as a more interesting alternative for a wedding. And its trans-seasonal – pick your colours right and you can brave bare legs now, then tights when the autumn hits.
Key trends to adopt are metallics, bold pattern and fine details (embellishment, large pockets etc) to keep the look up to date, lest you look like an extra from The Sound of Music.
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