After a seemingly interminable winter it felt so good to wear a skirt and bear my ankles (even just for a day).
As another new season rolls around and I take stock of my spring/summer wardrobe I have to admit that I am now completely allied to pleated midi skirts. This can no longer be described as a fashion trend for me but more of an essential lifestyle choice! I really can’t imagine wearing any other kind of skirt (I was never really a mini skirt kinda girl anyway) so on days when I want to get out of my jeans/trousers/joggers this is the item I reach for. I have quite the collection now and I’ve recently added to it with this polka dot version in my favourite colours.I bought this skirt at the beginning of the year in the Boden sale, having eyed it up for some time. But then the Beast from the East hit (and to be honest we’re still experiencing it) so I haven’t had the opportunity to wear it until now. I don’t wear a lot of spots (stripes tend to be more my thing) but I love the slightly vintage feel to this print and the dark navy is still flattering while the red dots…well you know me and my love of red.I know midi skirts aren’t for everyone and many people find them difficult to wear but for me they’re just the right side of flattering and can be dressed up or down so many ways. I love pulling a long chunky sweater down over the top and wearing them with trainers or tucking in a tee and throwing on a cardi with them, depending on whether I want to accentuate my waist. For what’s its worth I find a lined version like this with a proper button waist and fabric that drapes well will always work better than one with an elasticated waistband that can give the muffin-top effect. If it helps, I wrote a blog post all about how to style them.
I’ve noticed plenty more in the new spring collections recently – this pale blue one from Jigsaw is lovely and a really nice long length, so it could even work for a wedding with the right accessories. So it seems the midi skirt is fast becoming a classic rather than just a passing phase and I for one am quite happy about that. The opportunities to bare the ankles and wear something feminine and swishy can be few and far between for me but a skirt like this makes it that little bit easier.
P.S. I treated myself to a new handbag recently. It’s from the spring collection at Oliver Bonas. Have you seen? They have some gorgeous bags and accessories at a really reasonable price point and the quality is great. They only have the grey version of mine online currently but you should be able to find the tan in store.
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