Style Theory: The suede skirt, a multi season piece, timeless and cool, an invaluable addition to your 2015 wardrobe.
The Marks and Spencer midi skirt has been leading the pack so far this season seen below on Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo...
It encapsulates the 70s boho trend with hints of Gucci and Prada, the fact that it is from M&S means the designer look is all the more accessible. It has been billed as the skirt of the season by Vogue and has been much hyped in social media making it a cult item.
|Marks and Spencer £199|
The styling is stunning, the white stitching so perfectly 70s and the split avoids it looking mumsy.
However, if you are like me and find midi skirts a little difficult to wear, how about a shorter suede skirt? They are easy to style, wear with boho top in the summer and black roll neck, black opaque tights and black flat boots in the winter. There is also no problem with coat lengths, shorter skirts work just as well with short or long coats (with midis there is always the problem of ensuring your skirt hangs below your coat length) I love the styling below..
When I popped into Topshop the other day I tried on a perfect little, button through, real, suede skirt.
|Jumper: Boden similar here|
Skirt: Topshop £75
Shoes: Isabel Marant
It is a slightly heavy suede that sits really well and the A-line cut is extremely flattering. I tried on a size 10 and size 12, the size 10 sat on my waist and was slightly shorter than the size 12 which sat on my hips and hit just above my knees (I am 5ft2ish) Both looked good, to be honest there was not a major difference between them.
At £75 this is far more within my budget than the M&S midi skirt, I have ordered it and know it will be worn so much this summer and through the winter, the neutral tan colour will work well with any colour of coat, I now have my eye on the new M&S coat for next season...
|M&S AW15 Per Una £159|
The shape of this coat is fab and I love coloured leopard print...but first lets concentrate and enjoy summer!
Do you like the M&S midi skirt or do you prefer the shorter version? Will you be buying into the suede look this summer? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxx