Sunday, 4 June 2017

OOTD: The Midi Moment


Let's talk about midis. The style so named for hitting at the mid-point of your leg is having a loooong moment.

The length has been popular for several years now, and it's probably taken me all that time to get comfortable with it (full disclosure: I'm not generally what you'd call an 'early adopter' when it comes to fashion trends. It takes me a while to work out how to make a new theme a part of my look). 

I think the reason I've struggled with it is because it's generally a style that requires heels to look it's best, and I'm queen of the flat shoe. I just can't stand my feet to be in any pain, and I'm already tall plus I have a toddler to run around after, so heels are definitely the exception to the rule for me.

But I've worked out that you can just about get away with a pointed flat, which lends a slightly lengthening effect. 

Midis are also quite sweet and ladylike, and anyone who knows me will appreciate those two qualities are not my strong points! To make midis work for me, I had to find a way to counter the dainty vibes and balance out the look. 



So when I came up with this outfit I was pleased. I've worn it several times now, either to the park with my little boy, to coffee dates with friends and on more casual days in the office.

Grey jersey pleated midi skirt | Primark
White 'Celine' boyfriend tee | Illegal Art Boutique
Blue glass statement necklace | Zara
'Rikyu' floral d'orsay flats | Ted Baker
Neverfull PM in Damier Azul | Louis Vuitton





So for my venture into the world of the pleated midi, I found this great grey drapey number in Primark when I ran in at lunchtime recently to get an emergency swimsuit after the one I'd ordered from my holiday hadn't turned up. 

I spotted it on a mannequin and really liked it, even though it's not my usual style. They'd styled it up with a band tee, and I loved the contrast. 

The fabric is a super soft slinky jersey modal that's really comfortable and swishy, and I also liked the grey marl which adds some casual, sporty connotations to balance the demure shape.

This skirt would also look great with a fitted body suit for a night out.

A crisp white tee also balances things out. This  Celine tshirt was all over Instagram a couple of years ago, but this one isn't the real deal! It's from an online shop that specialises in slogan tees that I've purchased a few things from now.

I love adding a statement necklace to a casual tee - it's a really lazy way to pull an outfit together. This marbled blue stunner is from my favourite shop Zara, who always give great neck candy. It's completely OTT, but that's exactly why I like it!

On my feet, I added my navy floral patterned flats. They harmonise with the necklace and add that all important note of practicality - so I can run from the bad guys!

I also took the opportunity to dig out my smaller LV Neverfull. It's the PM size, which is the smallest, but you can still cram quite a lot in. I tend to overlook it in favour of my larger Neverfull, which is also in the darker Damier Ebene finish and just seems more practical, but the summer sun is making me want to revisit this little number in the Damier Azul colourway.

So that's my little summer nod to the midi trend- what have you been loving lately? 

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4 comments

  1. I love love love the midi skirt trend but I wasn't sure I could pull it off until seeing how you've paired one with a tshirt and it looks bloody fab. I also struggle to go full girly and don't really wear heels either but I might be able to pull one off with a pair of docs and a band tshirt :)

    Rebecca, libfemblog.com xo

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  2. This looks great on you. I'm very much a believer on you can wear anything with anything. I'm a trainers and dresses kinda gal.
    The issue with midis I have is that I'm really short (petite clothes always assume that you're also slim so I avoid them) so midis on me would be maxis. 😂

    V <3
    http://sirvikalot.wordpress.com

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  3. I really love this look! I have recently bought a few very very granny midi skirts from charity shops and I am totally looking forward to pairing them with trainers and my feminist t shirt all summer long! I love midis because I can wear my anti chub rub shorts under them without them peeping out the bottom haha

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  4. Sarah, you look lovely!! The skirt looks fab...and those shoes!! Heart eyes for days!
    I have a midi skirt but I've not worn it out yet. I was going to wear it yesterday but the weather turned bad so I decided against it in the end. Hoping to wear it soon!

    Hannah
    hannahinternational.co.uk

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