March 10th, 2015 at 2:00am

It’s no secret that designers look to vintage silhouettes and styles as a guideline to configure fashion-forward designs. It seems that this season designers have referenced Dior’s “New Look” from the 1950s with all the midi skirts that hit the runway.

This Fashionista has a keen eye for changing trends and picked up on this vintage-inspired silhouette while adding a touch of her personal taste. This season, leather is here to stay and to bring these two trends together, she pairs the black midi skirt with a black leather bomber jacket cropped right at the waistline of the skirt. To add a pop of color, a detailed periwinkle blouse pops out from the monochromatic black, giving this look a more feminine edge. The comfortable, quilted black leather tennis shoes gives this outfit a casual, class-appropriate appeal and highlights the length of the skirt.

This time of year can be difficult to maneuver when it comes to your wardrobe, but that is why the midi skirt is an essential piece. It can be worn with tights when it’s colder or a slouchy white T-shirt if the sun ever decides to come out! These skirts are also wonderful because they allow a straight silhouette, but the pleats give it the movement of a full skirt.

How To: To help incorporate the midi into your wardrobe when it’s colder, you can pair it with any cropped jacket or blazer that hits a higher point on your waistline. Add a blouse and colorful tights with heeled booties. When it gets warmer, throw on a graphic T-shirt and some loafers and you’re ready to rock your campus!