Our Favourite Types of Skirts To Wear this Summer

Our Favourite Types of Skirts To Wear this Summer
May 14, 2018 Tor
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There is nothing better than the light and airy feeling of wearing a skirt when the sun is shining. Skirts are fashion-forward, easy to wear and incredibly practical. No matter your age, style, or body shape, there really is no  garment better for the time of year.

Want to add some new skirts to your wardrobe this summer? Here are our favourite types of skirts, and some top tips for how you can wear them:

Marvelous Midi Skirts

During the summer of 2014, the midi skirt swept across the runways of New York, London, Paris and Milan. Four years later, this trend is back and it’s back with a vengeance. The midi skirt is simply any skirt that starts on your natural waist and falls to your mid calve: these are skirts that tend to be fuller at the hips and skim loosely over the thighs.

Givenchy stand out as the designer most committed to the midi, showcasing it in their typical flamboyant style with oversized jewellery and even bigger sunglasses. If you want to see and be seen, this is the trend for you. f3d56dbefe59eb4eb50dc72aba8be6d5 690x1024 - Our Favourite Types of Skirts To Wear this Summer Globus Multicolour Printed Skirt by Tata Cliq 

How to Wear it

The Midi Skirt isn’t an easy type of skirt to wear, because it’s unusual length means that it will fall at the widest part of your calves. To counterbalance this, we would recommend that you pair your midi skirt with heels or, if you’re lucky enough to be tall, with a pair of finely strapped, barely-there sandals. Add a simple scoop-necked tee or racer black vest in your favorite color, and let your skirt do all the talking!b628cc3d86a093aac3dfbdf4507972a3 - Our Favourite Types of Skirts To Wear this Summer

Blue Knife Pleated Midi Skirt by Fab Alley

If you’re looking to wear your maxi skirt to a more formal occasion (such as a wedding or summer garden party) then add a buttery soft scoop neck blouse in silk or satin, and choose a light, pastel shade that will pick out and work with the colours within your skirt.

Magnificent Maxi Skirts

Does the maxi skirt ever go out of fashion for the long, hot summer months? If you’re looking for a skirt that is light and airy, whilst covering your legs and protecting your modesty, then it’s a perfect choice.

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Dresses and skirts in maxi lengths were huge (pun intended) on the catwalk for Marc Jacobs this season, with the designer presenting a mish-mash of floor length dresses and skirts in swirling, tropical vibrant prints. These were prints so bold that you needed sunglasses to look directly at them! Other designers who swathed their models in lengths of long fabric on the catwalk included Versace and Louis Vuitton: Maxi skirts are therefore officially high end again.

How to Wear It

There are so many great ways to wear a maxi skirt! Pair with a cropped vest or even a bikini top (if you’re feeling brave) for an afternoon or relaxing by the pool or on the beach. Add an oversized knitted sweater in a grey or grey marl shade for a low key varsity vibe.

Whilst the maxi skirt is a natural fit for casual wear, you can also wear a long skirt with a shirt for a fashion-forward take on office wear that will elongate your frame and create an effortlessly formal feel. Don’t forget to add heels if you want your maxi skirt to look more formal: sandals and flipflops will instantly inject a casual edge.

Perfect Pencil Skirts

Does the thought of wearing a pencil skirt make you think of air hostesses or prim and proper typists from the 1950s? You’re not alone! We were first introduced to the pencil skirt by Christian Dior in 1954 and these form-fitting and feminine mid-length skirts have rarely changed since. Pencil skirts emphasise the hips rather than the waist, and they skim the body all the way down to between the calves and the ankles.

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But this seasons’ pencil skirts are bolder, brighter and more exciting. Balenciaga sent checked, kilt-inspired pencil skirts down the runway. Fendi chose bold and eye-catching diagonal stripes designed to flatter every body shape.

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Prefer texture to pattern? Take inspiration from Salvatore Ferragamo’s luxe snakeskin skirts or opt for sequins, shine and shimmer!

How to wear it

The pencil skirt is surprisingly easy to wear in a modern and effortless way that won’t make you look like you’re on your way to a business meeting. Pair with a long sleeved logo print tee or super soft sweater and a pair of casual trainers for a low-key daytime look, or layer with your favourite ballet pumps and a simple silk blouse for a Parisian-inspired look that is oh so chic.

You can even wear your pencil skirt in the evening; simply add a pair of killer heels and a simple, loose-fitting vest in black or navy blue for an easy to wear look that will attract attention for all the right reasons.

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