Skirts are possibly the most versatile pieces that can be found in your wardrobe – they can be worked into a number of outfits to create a new look each time, as well as being easily transitioned from a day to night look.
While runway trends can be tricky to add into your wardrobe, we are all super excited for the easily attainable trends of the upcoming season – and you definitely own some of them already!
Grey Side Split Rib Knit Skirt, €22.00, PrettyLittleThing
Let’s be serious – Spring here can more often than not be an extension of cold and rainy winter weather.
While it would be gorge to float around in light silks and sunglasses, our climate isn’t usually trend-friendly in this way.
So rejoice everyone! Because one of the trends that could be seen on the catwalk for this season is knitwear, with houses like Kate Spade showcasing cosy wool and knits at Spring/Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week.
Don’t throw your comfies up to the attic yet – pair them with some bright coloured accessories and tops to create a new season-appropriate outfit!
Tulle Midi Skirt, €15.20, Boohoo.com
On the other side of the coin, dig out your fun and flowy Summer wardrobe from wherever it has been tucked away and give it more wear than a festival and those couple of sunny days we get each year.
Crocheted dresses and skirts in pastel colours such as lilac, yellow and white were showcased by Christian Dior – so drag out last years festival clothes and brighten the dull days!
Crochet, lace, fringe and tulle can work all year round if you make them – get more for your money by adding a pair of cute tights and a cardi to make it weather appropriate and forget about swapping our your wardrobe seasonally.
Red Tartan Check Skater Mini Skirt, €12, isawitfirst.com
The biggest trend forecast print-wise is one we were lucky enough to see a lot of already (meaning that we might have a few bits in our wardrobe already), is checks.
Tartan was seen in Milian from Gucci and Fendi and has been in every high street shop window since.
This print is so versatile and will never go out of fashion – paired with chunky boots and a polo neck is a go-to look that can take you anywhere.
Basic Box Pleat Skirt, €10.64, Boohoo.com
Last year we saw lots of accordion-style pleats (the smaller and closer together pleats), while this year we are seeing lots of box pleats (think tennis style skirts) to keep with the trend of structure.
This super powerful look can be seen on every runway, (think Molly-Mae’s PrettyLittleThing collab) – pair with a structured blazer to give serious boss babe vibes or a chunky knitted jumper to give a fun mix of textures.
Black Faux Leather Skirt, €22.00, PrettyLittleThing
This trend is one that never seems to go, a leather skirt is a great piece that last all year round – paired with a cosy jumper or dressed up with a cropped shirt and sandals, it is a sure-fire wardrobe hero to boost up the drama of your outfit. Opt for pleather (or other faux leather) as an eco-friendly alternative to genuine leather.
Above all, the number one trend this year is sustainable fashion – so get creative with the skirts that you already have or stock up on some new styles that will take you through all the seasons. This item of clothing is a super way of switching up your outfit easily without feeling like you’re over wearing the same items all the time.
Words by: Kaia Purcell