The midi skirt isn't exactly a new trend hot off the catwalks. No, the longer length has come back for another season, but not without a few updates. And, in case you were wondering, there is an 'It' skirt and you'll be totally surprised who has made it.
The thing I love most about the midi is its versatility and its universally flattering fit; it all has to do with how you wear it. One key point is that, as a general rule, a midi needs a heel to balance out your body and keep the lower half as long as possible. So any of the skirts/dresses I'm going to chat about will look great with a block heel on a boot or shoe.
There is a skirt that the fashion media have been talking about and it's from M&S. The dirty green suede wrap skirt looks incredibly expensive, and when it hits the shop floor in February, I can foresee it being a sell-out. It also has a lovely step hem to give it another feature.
If the colour isn't your thing, M&S are also focusing on two major colour trends, pale blue and white. Any of the above will be key pieces that will add to the perfect Spring 16 capsule wardrobe.
Now in our trend report for the new season, we mentioned how denim is set for a major take over. But when it comes to how you wear it, the denim midi is something you will see a lot of on the high street. The Penneys long length midi will be the coveted piece for summer: style this with a loose fitting t-shirt tucked in with platform sandals to channel a seventies vibe.
If a dress is more your thing, then Penneys will come up trumps with their button down denim dress. Simple sandals and gold jewellery will make this a pretty and feminine summer look.
We can't have a midi skirt without a bohemian nod somewhere. If you happened to have a tan suede skirt from last year, then you better still have it! The tan suede skirt is sticking around and if you get your hands on this early enough, you can style it up for a transitional look with a knit and boots. Then, as the weather improves (hopefully it will), you can wear with string vests and blouses. Florals are going nowhere, so try a floaty style with a short denim jacket to add a little edge to a classically pretty skirt style.
What do you think of the midi? Is it something you'll be investing in?