Midi skirts are a true wardrobe hero. From bold botanical prints to silky slip styles, we’ve found the skirts that will immediately upgrade 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 socially distanced garden gathering or a brunch at your favourite weekend spot.
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 summer.
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The satin slip skirt proved itself last summer as not only an ‘it’ buy, but one that you’ll wear for seasons to come. This summer, expect more fabric to make it extra swishy – style it with a vest top and trainers to balance it out.
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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.
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A denim midi is a bit of a throwback but believe us, you’ll wear it on repeat. Style with a denim shirt tucked in for a double hit Britney and Justin style.
On cooler summer days you’ll want to reach for this faux leather midi. Just add a white T-shirt and chunky trainers to complete the look.
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 Woodstock music festival , 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.
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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.
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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