Midi skirts are a true wardrobe hero. From bold botanical prints to silky slip styles, we’ve found the skirts that will immediately upgrade your every outfit.
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. There’s the classic white shirt, failsafe white trainers and who could forget the wear-forever trench. But this time our focus is fully on the midi skirt.
What makes this style stand out from any other skirt?
Firstly, they are the most versatile piece we can think of. The magic of the midi skirt is that it always gives you exactly what you need for the day ahead. Striking the perfect balance between laidback cool and polished chic, the right midi will work for every occasion, whether that’s a virtual Houseparty or an afternoon stroll around your garden.
They’re also the transitional style that you’ll be able to wear from spring to summer, summer to autumn, autumn to winter, and back round again. If you’re looking to invest in a piece that will get as much wear in winter as it will through summer, then the eternally cool midi skirt is the style for you.
Whether you opt for an indie-chic leopard print slip skirt or a classic 90s-inspired button-through denim style, there’s a midi that’ll work for every wardrobe – and every occasion.
Still don’t believe us? We’ve found the best colourful, chic midi skirts to buy now and transform your style this spring.
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Though we might be staying in, fashion is taking a walk on the wild side with tropical prints. This botanical trend has been seen everywhere from Versace (think J.Lo’s iconic jungle print dress) to Louis Vuitton, and now it’s reached the high street too. This silky high-waisted skirt will pop when paired with a white camisole or navy jumper for a look that leaves you feeling chic, even when you’re not venturing further than your garden.
Samsoe & Samsoe
Who said silky midi skirts are best saved for evening? Pairing a flowing style with a laidback cotton T-shirt and a cross-body bag is one of our favourite styling tricks for an effortlessly cool weekend look. If black feels too formal for day, then try this slip style in sunny yellow.
Constructed from a heavier satin than typical slip skirt styles, this piece won’t feel too dainty to wear around the house with a pair of white trainers.
If you’re channelling your inner minimalist during lockdown, Anemone has the midi skirt for you - neutral colour, simple detailing and all around chicness.
Inspired by the iconic music festival Woodstock, Rixo’s spring collection offers the kind of bohemian chic that long, lazy summer days were made for. This bold paisley print skirt is cut from weightless silk that will add movement to even the most understated of outfits.
Mother of Pearl
A long-line linen skirt always strikes the perfect balance between fresh and elegant, and this sustainably-produced design is no exception. This light blue linen feels like a grown-up alternative for denim but is no less playful.
Uniqlo x JW Anderson
Gingham is one of the biggest prints for spring/summer 2020, and this skirt from JW Anderson’s collaboration with Uniqlo is perfect for long weekend lunches.
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Fashion’s love for pleats shows no signs of dimming, and we’re not complaining. This body-skimming black design will work for even the most corporate of office dress codes, or taken out after dark with the addition of a pair of black ankle boots (when we are released again).
The animal print slip skirt is the epitome of indie-chic. It was the star of last summer and shows no sign of disappearing from our wardrobes (thanks Carole Baskin). Add a pair of black flatform sandals for a festival-ready look (in the garden).
CosThe skirt that summer barbecues were made for, we can picture this skirt pairing to perfection with all the gingham tops and organza blouses sitting in our wardrobe. Add a failsafe going-out top and you can take it straight into evening too.
A white tank is the perfect partner for this printed skirt. When the temperature drops in the evening throw over a blue cropped cardigan.
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