WITH autumn just around the corner, you would think it is time to say goodbye to your skirts and cover up those bronzed pins of yours. However, there is no need because this season, skirts have been revamped.
They are usually an unlikely match - autumn and skirts. Nonetheless, designers such as Marc Jacobs and Gucci have brought the skirt to the forefront. All you need to do is find creative ways to wear them.
This season's skirts have been designed in a variety of lengths from mini to knee length, but the most popular is midway between the two. They are typically high-waisted, which is flattering on all frames, creating that nipped waist and defined silhouette.
These autumn skirts are following about six main trends.
First, check or plaid patterns, which give off a real Scottish vibe and are usually sewn in a puffball style. The plaids, most commonly in red or blue, can easily seem dated if worn incorrectly, hence the puffball to give a contemporary twist.
Alongside this, floral prints have been brought over from the spring and summer catwalks, by designers such as John Galliano. These ultimately bring that girly jolt back into what often becomes a drab autumn wardrobe as they are at midi length with a 1950s flare.
If you are looking for the perfect choice that can be worn at the office during the day and then on to the bar afterwards, then get your hands on a pencil skirt. It is effortlessly chic and definitely a timeless piece that can be stored in your wardrobe for many seasons to come.
Moreover, keeping with current trends, tweed and corduroy have made a comeback and are great thick materials for the cooler autumn weather. Tweed skirts give a very country look and corduroy ties in with the 1970s' vibe that is floating around catwalks.
Equally as chic as the pencil skirt but far more comfortable is the bell-shaped skirt. This creates curves and is usually pocketed, giving an edgy finish.
The high streets are putting out their new lines, so get yourself to the shops and start looking for the autumn skirt of your choice!