TREND Report: midi skirt

Above: Chloe Spring 2011 RTW Runway, Elbows and Knees; The Sartorialist; Getty Images.

Midi Skirts.  I know what you’re thinking, but don’t be fooled young Padowan.  No longer are midi skirts restricted to librarians and elementary school teachers.  NO!  In fact, some of fashion’s hottest stars are working the midi skirt in all its most glorious forms for this summer.  Thus, it’s only expected that we follow suit and take up this mid-calf trend like a pro. So, let’s begin ladies: picking the perfect midi can be a daunting task given the enormous volume of product on the market today, BUT, we dare say, we have found the BEST OF THE BEST on the web and are showcasing it for you, our loyal and dedicated readers today:

Above (Clockwise from top left): Rag & Bone Isington striped mesh skirt; Mother the straight A denim skirt; Opening Ceremony fringe midi skirt; Marc by Marc Jacobs oceane stripe full skirt; Dallin Chase pio skirt; Tucker pleated knee-length skirt; Elizabeth and James grazia skirt.
Now, we know what you’re thinking (yes, we double as psychics come sun-down)…midi skirts can give off the most matronly of vibes UNLESS you style them like we advise you.  (See what we did there??)  Pair your midi with a sheer tank or chambray button-down accompanied by a sexy pair of wedges or sandal heels and you are Sex and the City-strutting down the street in no time.  (Our best advice: WERK IT GIRL!)

Above (Arranged by accessory type): Bracelets (Forever 21 pyramid stud bracelet; CCSkye gold spike love bracelet); Hats (Steven Alan Carla straw hat; Catarzi buckle band hat); Shoes (Aldo kegerries brogues; Asos Harley sandals; H&M shoes; Steven Willow wedge booties; Forever 21 cutout wedges; Tops (Vero Moda oversized denim shirt; Rick Owens leather biker jacket; T by Alexander Wang tank top; Mikkat Market leopard button-down top; Forever 21 3/4 sleeve blazer; Simeon Farrar for Japan Kate Mouse shirt; Forever 21 oversized tribal top; Mikkat Market striped boat neck tee.
And if the skirts featured here were a little too pricey for you to sweat through your summer in, don’t worry: there are plenty of options available that fit an active and (wish-we-were-there-) Hamptoms budget!  Pair with your favorite sandals and a straw bag and you are beach-, concert-, and overall summer-ready!  So get out there in that summer heat and work your midis ladies because is there really anything more comfortable than a breathable skirt come 80-degree humid weather?? xo, your Lady in Red Lipstick regardless of temperature or humidity (trick of the trade: SPF-30 chapstick underneath your favorite coral 🙂

Above (clockwise from top left): H&M striped dress; Mikkat Market twisted tank dress; BB Dakota janine dress; Forever 21 duster skirt; ASOS irregular stripe midi skirt; Forever 21 simple longline skirt; ASOS premium cutwork midi skirt.

Allison of Lady in Red Lipstick

Jai From The Fat and Skinny

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