A couple of weeks ago I blogged about my new pencil skirt obsession - I'm yet to buy one, but I have actually found the one I want at the Marks and Spencer press day, cannot wait for it to come out. In the meantime, I have a new crush to keep me going - midi skirts. One of my favourite bloggers Blair (mildly obsessed with her and her breton/utility jacket combos) wears them all the time, and much like the pencil skirt I'd assumed my bum-and-height combo would make this impossible. However, after posts from friends like Monica this week, I've decided I'm giving it a go.
Blair Eadie's ASOS midi skirt (now £28!!) + chartreuse version
I guess the same rules apply to wearing midis as pencils - i.e.: the shorter you are, the higher the heel you wear with them needs to be. A friend told me a midi skirt should be 3cm below your knee - so it's worth getting a tailor (or a good seamstress, mums are fab for this) to sort it for you.
1. Topshop Yellow Floral Print, £48 / 2. Topshop White Neoprene Panel Skirt, £48 / 3. Coast Adara Skirt, £75 / 4. Whistles Katia Circle Leather Skirt, £325 / 5. REISS Siusu skirt, £95 / 6. Karen Millen pink cotton skirt, £110 / 7. French Connection Navy Floral Print, £65 / 8. Ted Baker Colour Block skirt, £119
I've picked out a couple that are already fairly popular, the Topshop white neoprene one is everywhere at the moment, and I just spied this yellow and white floral print one - both £48. I think I prefer ones with prints (unless white, as it ticks so many boxes at the moment and goes so well with denim shirts etc) as they make a bit more a statement. For the 'tougher' of you, Whistles' new leather Katia skirt is absolutely perfect... oooh and don't miss out on often forgotten brands like French Connection, Ted Baker (how much does this skirt remind you of Prada SS12?!) and Coast's efforts on this trend. Decent to say the least...