Swirling into summer in the must-have midi skirt

midi skirt is in this summer

Summer is all about warm days, easy breezy fashion, floaty fabrics and the very versatile skirt.

I always thought I was too short to wear a midi, then I started to notice some pretty cool fashion bloggers who are under 5ft 5 absolutely rocking the midi skirt trend, so I jumped onboard and haven’t looked back.

midi skirt is a summer fave

In winter I wear a pleat skirt with tights, booties and a chunky knit. It’s my go-to look. Easy and super comfy but slightly edgy, on-trend and ageless.

In summer, well, my options are endless. So easy to dress up or down, simple yet stylish. My go to is a midi in any colour (I has a few brights, a classic black and a lemon colour (sounds horrid but I lived in its last summer), slip on some slides, a cute tee or singlet and you are good to go. On those days that aren’t too hot, I just add a shirt tied up at the front with a knot.

midi skirt is in

If I am going out, I’ll slip on some heels and add a dressier top, usually a singlet in a more luxury fabric such as silk (or the less expensive satin).

All the High Street stores are selling skirts this season; think Glassons, H & M, Target, Country Road, Kmart, Storm (NZ store, and online), Trenery, Witchery, Sportsgirl and just about everyone in-between. Feather & Noise are a great online store, especially if you are on a budget. Designer stores also have some incredible options too.

Top tips
  • Anyone can wear a midi skirt, but just make sure the fabric and cut is flattering to your shape
  • Satin and silk are big this summer, make sure the fabric is lined, or wear a slip – a good slip can hide a multitude of sins (for me it hides any lumps and bumps)
  • They look great paired with flats, sneakers, slides or heels
  • Midi skirts are easy to dress up or dress down with a change of shoes and top
  • There are so many cuts and fabrics to choose from, just go with what you feel great in
    Don’t’ be afraid of colour
  • A pleat skirt is really flattering as the pleats hide any bumps
  • Tuck in your top, it looks more flattering
  • In the cooler evenings a cropped leather jacket or denim jacket looks great

Most importantly wear it your way and have fun!

The co-founder of 50SoWhat has been in publishing for most of her working life. She was general manager of successful boutique media publishing house in New Zealand for several years and boasts an impeccable sales, marketing and management background. When she’s not road-testing the latest cosmetic procedures, or investigating the hottest lifestyle, travel, fashion and beauty trends for over 45’s, Jo is often back home catching up with family and friends, or working on her golf swing!


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