This is why the midi skirt is the hardest working item in your wardrobe right now

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Harriet Davey
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The midi skirt will work for all occasions, across all seasons and will suit all styles and budgets – welcome, the hero midi…

Sometimes you have to give appreciation to certain fashion pieces. We’re not talking an iconic Chanel 2.55 handbag or an original Hermès Birkin that will stay carefully in its dust bag for the rest of time. We mean items that work hard for you everyday, whatever the occasion. 

This time our focus is fully on the midi skirt. If you own one then you may have already realised its versatility, if you don’t own one then we’ve created a guide to the ones that’ll become part of your capsule wardrobe

So, what makes them stand out against any other skirt or fashion item right now? First, they literally suit everyone and second, they’re the transitional style that you’ll be able to wear from summer to autumn, autumn to winter, winter to spring and back round again. 

Not only this, you can pair them with different accessories and tops to make them work for all occasions from summer weddings to after dark. Whether you opt for Rixo’s leopard print slip skirt that works perfectly with a T-shirt and trainers, or look to a colour block option from M&S, these are the midi skirt styles that you’ll wear again and again, and you get the picture…

Printed midi skirt

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Best midi skirts: Printed

Keep a statement print the centre of attention by styling with sleel wardrobe staples – it’s a look that’ll never fail, from work to brunch. 

  • Rixo Kelly leopard-print silk crepe de chine midi skirt

    Image of Rixo skirt
    Best midi skirts: Rixo

    Ah leopard, it’s likely we all own something in the timeless animal print and if not, why not? Leopard print midi dresses have been trending all year round, and now it’s all about the midi skirt. 

    Style this slinky number with a white T-shirt and trainers – simple, yet so stylish. 

    Leopard midi skirt, £215, Rixo (

  • Zara floral print midi skirt

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    Best midi skirts: Zara

    At this time of year it’s best to opt for moody florals that’ll work just as well for summer as they will come autumn with chunky knitwear and boots. 

    Floral midi skirt, £25.99, Zara (

Utility midi skirt

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Best midi skirts: Utility

If it isn’t cargo trousers it’s utility style skirts. Hot on the high street and the catwalks alike, it’s all about updating the utility trend. Influencer @slipintostyle gives a masterclass in how to do it right by pairing a beige skirt with a loud printed skirt and sandals.

  • Topshop brown utility button midi skirt

    Image of Topshop midi skirt
    Best midi skirts: Topshop

    Look to details like buttons, pockets and belts on tonal skirts and you’ll get the look. 

    If you don’t want to be bright on the top half then stick to beige, it’s one on this season’s key colours.

    Brown utility midi skirt, £45, Topshop (

  • Sea patch-pocket cotton-blend midi skirt

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    Best midi skirts: Sea

    Not only will this go with everything from shirts and sliders for work, to T-shirts and sandals for day it’ll also work for evening, too. 

    Forget jeans and a nice top for a second, go for a midi and a nice top with heels and you’ll never fail. 

    Khaki pocket midi skirt, £295, Sea (

Colour block midi skirt

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Best midi skirts: colour block

A bright midi skirt is one of those items you’ll re-wear year after year. The fashion team has already dubbed tangerine orange as one of this season’s go-to hues, and this outfit proves it even further.

Tie in matchy-matchy accessories and you’ll get a look that’ll work round the clock.  

  • House of Holland asymmetric hammered-satin skirt

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    Best midi skirts: House of Holland

    For summer days you’ll be wearing it with a bowler shirt, for evening switch to a puff sleeve top and for autumn opt for fine knits and transitional jackets. 

    Proof the midi skirt is the most hard working piece in anyone’s wardrobe. 

    Orange midi skirt, £300, House of Holland (

  • Marks & Spencer slip skirt

    Image of M&S skirt
    Best midi skirts: Marks & Spencer

    Colour block doesn’t have to be punchy, opt for a pastel shade and you’ll be able to blend it into your everyday outfits. 

    Wear this pink number with a clashing red lip and barely there sandals for after dark.

    Pink slip skirt, £29.50, Marks and Spencer (

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