From bermuda shorts to tie-dye t-shirts, the spring summer catwalks were awash with easy casualwear – and the stand-out piece was the sarong-like wrap skirt. Here’s how to wear the new season skirt shape.
No longer reserved for the beach only the sarong skirt had a moment on the spring summer runways and is quickly becoming the skirt shape of the summer.
By no means dispose of your trusty favourite fringed cotton sarong - this is still absolutely essential for instant holiday chic. But this season’s sarong has had a city-appropriate update; it works for day, night and even for the office.
Hemlines must be below the knee and fabrics should be elevated. Look for low-key linen for daytime, to be worn with a boxy t-shirt and sandals and a basket bag or a practical canvas tote. Silk styles look great for evening with barely there sandals and a racer-front vest or camisole top.
If you’re going to attempt to wear a sarong skirt for the office, wear it with a crisp cotton shirt, a bold lip and hair up. Jewellery will add polish to your look and offsets the bohemian wrap skirt vibe expertly. Wear a chunky gold chain necklace and bracelet with your sarong skirt to cement it’s on-trend status, or add statement gold hoops for evening.
Cream and beige look eternally chic, especially when worn with black or white and tan leather sandals, but don’t be afraid of colour; bold, bright printed skirts look great day or night. Clash orange with yellow, wear a blue and white tie-dye print skirt with a pink knitted vest top and bright sandals.
Here are the best eight styles available to buy now.
H&M Batik-patterned lyocell skirt
Part of H&M’s conscious collection, this printed skirt is lightweight so perfect fopr daytime. Wear it with the matching vest and a bucket hat and dad sandals.
Blue printed wrap-skirt, £34.99, H&M
Whistles Voile Beach Full Skirt
Wear this bright canary yellow skirt with a tangerine top and tan sandals for a playful way to wear brights this summer. Alternatively tone it down with all black or all cream accessories.
Yellow midi skirt, £69, Whistles
Nanushka Sasha terry knit wrap skirt
Cream knit wrap skirt, £240, Nanushka
& Other Stories Satin Leopard Sarong Skirt
Update your leopard midi skirt with a sarong style fastening. Wear it with all black for a relaxed evening event, or a crew-neck t-shirt and bright chunky-heel sandals for a smart daytime look.
Leopard sarong midi skirt, £59, & Other Stories
Mango wrap midi skirt
This chic mustard wrap works best with a cream or white vest or camisole top and tan leather sandals for daytime. For evening add a cotton or silk blouse and barely there sandals.
Camel midi wrap skirt, £49.99, Mango
Mother of Pearl Kate Midi Skirt
This is the perfect skirt for office-to-evening. Wear it with a crisp white shirt, bold jewellery and kitten heels.
Monochrome polka dot midi skirt, £275, Mother of Pearl
RAEY Asymmetric UV floral-print silk skirt
Embrace a playful print like this abstract cobalt and khaki silk floral style. Wear it with a simple white T-shirt and cropped denim or utility jacket for a simple summer look.
Silk floral print skirt, £395, Raey (matchesfashion.com)
Vix Seychelles Lee printed voile wrap skirt
This super lightweight skirt is perfect for hot and sweaty days and it falls almost to the ankle making it a great option for evening. Wear it with a black racer-front vest and black leather sandals for effortless on-trend style.
Feather print skirt, £90, Vix (net-a-porter.com)
Opening image: Whistles
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