That will be a midi skirt.
I think we've conquered it. The midi skirt that is. Well I have anyway. I am completely in love with them. Dare I say, I now think they're quite easy to wear?
Ok so this is, can I pre-empt, going into the Autumn.
Forget it in the Summer. As what do you wear on the top? The younger or just the more toned amongst us, are able to wear with a thin tee. I, alas am not. To quote a phrase I put on Instagram the other week, my body is less of a temple and more of a bouncy castle.
The midriff is not for showing nor highlighting with a thin, clingy fabric. And god forbid I should tuck it in. I need something sturdier than a verging on sheer, cotton tee to hide the tyre, not cling to it. So coming up shortly, I have some pretty marvellous tops which serve just this purpose.
But in the meantime, I am exploring the clutch of amazing midi skirts that are on offer.
Perfect for showing off the end of those brown legs (or perfect for just having to fake tan the very bottom of your legs if you're not so fortunate as to have brown legs..). Throw on with ankle boots or sneakers.
This is the skirt that I bought ages agao in M&S which has finally finally come online. In the Vogue edit no less... great minds and all that.
Bonded Wrap Skirt from M&S £59
Another skirt I have winging my way which is perfect for every day - not sure I shall be tucking into mine as opposed to having something sitting on the top is this sturdy knitted (i say that as it's not a light knit if that makes sense?) skirt from the new season at hush. Oh and I have yet another 10% off code which runs through to the end of August with free delivery and free returns. AUGUST16.
Knitted Pleat Skirt from hush £120
Speaking of pleats - they are everywhere. For once, I am ahead of the curve with my khaki metallic Topshop one I got way back in February and have worn plenty. Loads more wear to get out of that. I could probably justify another....
ASOS Midi Skirt in Pleated Satin £35
Faux leather now in grey. LOVE this and looks like a shorter midi (so not good for me but great for those not so tall).
Grey Faux Leather Midi Skirt £45
Another pleated skirt from Uniqlo £24.90
And in the wine...again £24.90
Now there are pleated metallic skirts a plenty as I mentioned this season. My personal choice (seeing as it's tried and tested for me) would be Topshop, also because they're the only ones who do a tall version. They also do petite and regular in their skirt section.
Tall Metallic Pleat Skirt £68
But I shall be hanging out for the velvet version which is coming soon.... please oh please let them do it in a tall version, or even better, the ankle grazer version. This gold shade with leopard print... (and my boots arrive on Friday. Massive whoop from me).
Velvet midi £55 from Topshop
I won't lie - the jury is out on all the stripes. Although I would perhaps go a plain black jumper and black ankle boots. Could look pretty cool.
Monki Stripe Midi Skirt £30
Slightly off piste now with some midi alternatives.
First & I Ruffle Midi Skirt £25 Personally I'd team this with something plain. But I love the idea of it.
Or in the black - slightly different fabric but I LOVE the idea of these.
Zacro Chiffon Skirt £50
Another layered one, this time from Free People at ASOS. This isn't going to be for everyone, but I adore the new romantic look to this. It has almost a Spandeau aroma... which can only be a good thing. Love the styling with an oversized jumper (although I would look less boho and more hobo were I to attempt to sport this look), but I think with a fitted polo neck, blazer or nipped in military style jacket and heeled ankle boots, this would look amazing.
Free People free falling midi skirt in olive £128
Very similar now to one I got from M&S at the end of the Spring in the sale. Mine is gold and green and will be coming out for Christmas, that's for sure.
ASOS Metallic Jacquard Prom Skirt £55
But I've saved my favourite for last. Call. Off. The. Dogs. I do have a leather midi but well.. dare I say it's actually too big. GAH. The Whistles leather one which is fine but in reality is too large on the waist (totally my fault, I bought the wrong size and it stretched. A s leather does). And this one has pockets... POCKETS! Not to mention the box pleat in the front. Oh hell with it, it's completely different to the completely plain one I own.
Tailored Fit Leather Midi Skirt from M&S £199
So have I managed to convince you that midis are here to stay for the Autumn? Or do you need to see the jumpers to go with them? I had planned on wearing one with aforementioned piece of knitwear but then the weather decided to go nuclear on us. You had two hopes of getting me in a jumper yesterday or today and one of them was Bob.
This is what I went for yesterday in the end. Absolutely adore this dress. The easiest item of clothing I own to wear.
Sandals - Forever21
Hat - Zara Men
Whiskey Medium Marcie Satchel - Chloe
Today, I have had the most amazing day in London with the 11yr old, getting her kitted out with bits for her new school (yes I was royally fleeced on the school bag... I have been assured that if you buy cheaper ones you simply end up buying more of them. And this was actually by other parents, not 13 yr old rhetoric!). But we then went to Tiger for all the pencil case, stationery bits and so saved about £30 there as opposed to traipsing off to Paperchase, so it's come good in the wash. Most importantly, she's all set to go, (did I mention we got school shoes? Highly recommend John Lewis on Oxford Street - not popular for school shoes, was empty), and I am absolutely and utterly exhausted.
What did I wear? Well that was something that has been a revelation and I will be back with more tomorrow.