It’s not a mini and it’s not a maxi, the perfect way to head into fall is the midi. As an avid fan of Mad Men (are you a Betty or a Joan?) and after swooning over the Louis Vuitton midi-looks on the Paris runway, I could not be more excited for this trend–consider it a Draper-way of dressing and who doesn’t love that? And while this new trend comes with less worries of wardrobe malfunctions than a mini it needs a little more know-how to pull it off just right!
From the runways of Louis Vuitton to the high street, this trend offers so many options. It can be worn in the office, to a dinner date or you could even try a more casual variation for errands or day of shopping. Here are some ways to take the midi to the maximum level!
Height vs Length: The taller you are, the longer you can go. Mid calf and/or A-line skirts are best left for those gams over 5’5”. For those of us 5’4” and under, lets stick to the just below the knee length (and don’t forget your heels!).
Color Block It: Pair a bright red midi with a neutral top. Or try a black leather midi with a silky neon tank to add texture and fun to your ensemble. Stick to nude shoes with this look to lengthen those legs and leave the attention on the outfit.
An Office Fashion: Take it to work a’ la Mad Men style. Think tailored, A-line black or navy skirts with simple white tops and make it into your own uniform. A neutral canvas of colors with some bright and bold accessories or a colored cardigan is an easy way to amp up your office style this fall.
Fit or Flow: A fitted cotton midi and a loose crop top is not only comfortable but on trend for a day or running errands or shopping with the girls. If you choose to let it flow on the bottom like this skirt, go opposite on top and go for a fitted tee or tank. Throw on a leather jacket and make it a go-to date night look.
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