If there’s one item of clothing that became a key feature of my style in the last 6 months, it’s the midi skirt. My first venture into midi skirts came in July 2017; i had an image in my head of a pleated midi, a snippet of an ankle wearing a heel and a thin knit jumper. Long story short i scoured the internet for the pleated midi of my dreams, found one.. one (it was before their real trend explosion) ordered it, tried it on and immediately sent it back. I was intimidated by the length.. at present everyone was still wearing minis, and although i had a silhouette in my head, as a 5ft2 girl it scared me and went back – fashion dreams, crushed.
It wasn’t until May 2018, a whole year after my first midi experience that i ordered my next. This time it didn’t go back, i embraced the fact it was a good few inches longer on me than on the 5ft10 model, put some trainers on my feet and found my signature summer style (one that didn’t require constant “is my skirt down at the back” maintenance). I genuinely believe midi skirts are the most versatile piece of clothing in my wardrobe, so.. here’s the three ways i style them.
Spring casual: t-shirt, biker and trainers.
My favourite way to wear a midi, is casually. There’s something about wearing a skirt or dress that makes an outfit more impactful; it makes people feel like you’ve tried way harder than you have, when in reality it’s much harder to make jeans look impressive than a skirt. I singlehandedly want to abolish the notion that skirts and dresses are for special occasions only, so i’ve made the uniform of a midi, t-shirt, trainers and a biker jacket my go to feel good everyday outfit. It’s one of the most comfortable outfits you can wear, and by “comfortable” and “you can wear”, i mean not pyjamas and simultaneously socially accepted as outerwear.
A step up from casual: printed with a knit and a chunky boot.
We’re still in February so i’m not going to get overexcited and go too far into spring just yet, as it’s still cold one of my favourite ways to wear a midi is with a jumper and a chunky boot. I’ve been doing this through all the winter months and i think it’s one of the most perfect ways to stay warm, but still have a little something about your outfit. Yes i know there are some people who can’t stand to have an inch of ankle out when it’s below 12 degrees, but being someone who makes like 5 tube journeys a day, i suck it up and stay pretty toasty.
Okay so maybe one of the pictures above is a dress, but it’s still a midi length so i’m saying it counts. One of the easiest ways to instantly look like you’ve really tried with your outfit is via a midi length. It’s always dress code appropriate, while being something slightly dresser that i for one actually feel comfortable in. Add a pair of heels, a long sleeve bodysuit with a high neck, an evening bag and you’re done.
Midi picks of the moment:
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