STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Somewhere in the Middle

In the early years of the millennium, the world was introduced to the power of the denim mini skirt. After the first decade, the fashion world looked back in time to the ‘70s and the runways were filled with bohemian-chic clothing. Thus the maxi skirt was reintroduced. Now we are hopping back in time again, twenty years back in fact, to the wonderful ‘50s era and the mid-length skirt. Fashionistas rejoice! There is no more complaining about being too gangly for mini skirts or too short for maxi skirts. This silhouette hits the mark on every body type. The midi skirt may end anywhere from right below the knee to just above the ankles, providing the perfect length for all seasons of weather and fashion. Pair a classic houndstooth pattern midi skirt with black leather boots for the ultimate fall style, or jump into spring warm weather with your hot pink pumps and a floral patterned midi. No matter the weather, the midi never fails.

During the summer season, we try hard to stay away from pieces of clothing that cling too tight or may be oppressive in the heat. Take a look at this Fashionista, strolling the shops of Yale, in the ideal summer outfit. Sticking with a monochromatic color palette of tan, she wears a movable pleated mid-length skirt and a ribbed cropped tank both from Topshop. She accessorizes with a black satchel from Zara and black heeled sandals from Forever 21. The multitude of small rings embellish her tanned fingers and her best accessory of all: a brand new Apple watch! She topped it all off with a pair of fabulous sunglasses from Free People.

What is great about this look is how versatile it can be. She can take herself from causal shopping to grabbing dinner and drinks with her girlfriends without missing a stylish beat. To wrap things up, here’s my personal advice for you: don’t be scared of the midi! Afraid you’ll look like a frumpy old grandma? Absolutely not. With the appropriate top and shoe, you will go from grandma to Marilyn real quick.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?  “I don’t like my clothing to be too restrictive. The mid-length skirt is perfect for walking and twirling. It gives my closet an extra ounce of flair and femininity.”