#nylongirlproblems: the midi skirt
a lesson in styling fall’s favorite skirt.
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The Question: I'm really into tube midi-skirts, but every time I try one on I can't think of a single way to wear it in winter that would actually be flattering (other than pairing with giant heels, which I'm not so much a fan of). What's your styling suggestion, especially in winter?
The Answer: The midi skirt was all over the fall '13 runways so I can understand your obsession. I'm into the contrast of the conservative length with a chunky lug sole ankle boot a la Prada, which is the perfect winter solution. Heeled booties also work or do a low-cut sneaker for a sportier look. Balance the proportions of a longer length skirt with a short boxy coat that hits just around the hip. I also love the contradiction of a conservative lady-like skirt with a graphic crew neck sweatshirt or an oversized menswear style pullover sweater. Check out the slideshow to see my favorite ways to wear the new skirt length.
Antonio Marras fall '13
Jil Sander fall '13
Alexander Wang fall '13
Givenchy fall '13