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How to Wear Summer’s New Favourite Midi Skirts

We’re ready to admit it: where once we thought a scarf knotted at the hip would carry us through to September, we were mistaken. Now that we’re spending summer in the city, not quite next to the body of water we’d imagined, we’ve rethought our approach to skirts. And let us just say that we are so glad we did, because we have struck solid gold. From boho-chic revivals to new staples, and floaty fabulousness to royal volume, these are the skirts that’ll give you the legroom your 50€ Ryanair flight never could have, and this is exactly how to style them.

How to Wear Summer’s New Favourite **Midi Skirts**

Tiered Skirt

Inspired by: Sure, the tiered skirt absolutely belongs to the 70s, but we can’t not thank the boho-chic idols of our coming-of-age (think mid-00s Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie and Mary-Kate Olsen), who practically lived in them. Perfect for: Adding a bit of low-key chill to any wardrobe. Pair with: For a skirt that boasts so many layers, a basic tee will do just fine. A chunky boot and blazer will keep it city-friendly, too.

Pleated Skirts

Inspired by: We have to thank our street style heroines for affirming the return of the pleated skirt so significantly last season, that it has now been heralded a wardrobe staple. Perfect for: The reason we’re so glad these crimpy skirts are forever back is because they’re perfect for flattering all bodies. Worn high on the waist, they simply cascade off the hips without even acknowledging any little lumps of bumps — seriously, a visible panty line isn’t a thing either. Pair with: Bring the ’50s fave into 2020 cool with a chic blouse, a minimal shoulder bag and a statement boot to toughen the edges.

A-Line Skirts

Inspired by: Versatility. For real, the A-line gets an A+ when it comes to wear-with-anything. Perfect for: Throwing it on and going, without giving it a second thought. Like the pleated skirt, it falls off the hips without clinging to anything. Pair with: A basic tank works well, naturally, but encourage yourself to go the extra mile by layering a slightly low-slung belt — the ultimate New York cool girl styling trick. Finish with fine jewellery and a vintage mini bag, combat boots optional.

Slip Skirts

Inspired by: Our on-going love affair with the ever-easy to style slip dress. Perfect for: A chic city strole, a meeting, a gallery peruse, or a slick selfie. Pair with: Like the slip dress, you can pair with almost everything. But we are loving this fresh interpretation with a crisp button up shirt, rectangle sunglasses, belt bag and minimal heels.

Flowy Skirts

Inspired by: The summer holidays we can’t wait to take. Perfect for: Embracing full staycation vibes, a flowy skirt is the perfect skirt for chilling at home. Swishing it around like a fabulous person is also a known mood-booster. Pair with: Go all in on the summertime feeling and wear bold patterns with the brightest blouse you own — knotted at the front of course. Pull it together with a contrast belt, and sandals to match.

Volume Skirts

Inspired by: A princess moment that is equal parts Bianca Stratford on prom night in ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, and London Fashion Week favourite Molly Goddard. Perfect for: Depending on your level of extra, this might be a look reserved for date-night or one you’re quite happy popping to the shops in. It’s your call, you’re the princess. Pair with: A cropped top is the perfect addition to a puffy volume skirt — classic tee format will absolutely do the job, but a slightly puffed sleeve will up the bow-down factor. Keep it from getting kitsch with a monochromatic approach, minimal jewellery and an easy sandal.