BY ROBYNNE KAHN
Robynne Kahn, Founder and Fashion Director of local online fashion e-zine www.afashionfriend.co.za, talks us through her current trend obsession.
I was never a skirt kind of a girl, and I don't know what's happened to change my mind, but I am seriously loving the fabulous offering of sexy, glamorous, girly-twirly, pleated, pretty, printed and longer-length skirts on offering. The fact that we are in the transitional season, with varying temperatures hitting Cape Town daily, it means we can scoop up one of these cute skirts below to wear right now with a bare leg and a pair of sneakers (or open-toed flat-forms) and then switch it up with a pair of boots and tights, as the cooler weather sets in. Here are my fave skirts to put in your trolley today.
THE CALF-LENGTH SKIRT
If they are in the season's new floral prints this is the perfect contrast to a cold Cape Town day. This mid-calf length looks equally grown-up with a pair of block heels or pointy flats. From pleated to pencil the calf-length skirt is on every It-girl's hit list.
- Check skirt, R179.99, MRP
- Floral skirt, R699, Poetry
Find similar skirts at Woolworths, Edgars, Stuttafords, MRP, River Island, Poetry, The space, Topshop and Y.D.E.
THE MIDI-LENGTH NET OR TULLE SKIRT
This is the skirt all the fashionistas are wearing. Worn with a moto or denim jacket, sneakers or high heels, (and dare I mention it. Worn over denim jeans) this style is everything for this season and beyond.
Find similar at MRP, Foschini, Guess, Diesel, Edgars, River Island, The space, Topshop and Y.D.E.
THE PAPER BAG SKIRT
The ultimate style in figure flattery. Wear with a cropped boxy shirt or super soft knit, or tuck in a slim fitting tee or silky top. Team with a pair of this season's metallic loafers and you'll be styling like a model-off-duty.
Find similar at Woolworths, Edgars, Stuttafords, River Island, The Space, Topshop, YDE andQueenspark.
THE SKATER MIDI SKIRT
Hands down my favourite skirt style, this skirt loves a simple sneaker and fitted t-shirt with a denim jacket. It's super sports lux and it's already in my wardrobe. Shop this trend in a perforated textile & white hue!
Shop the white skirt R179.99, MRP
Find similar at MRP, Woolworths, Edgars, Stuttafords, River Island, Poetry, The Space and Forever 21.
THE DENIM PENCIL SKIRT
You just can't go wrong with a denim pencil skirt. And its versatility is just endless. It loves a pair of cool kicks as much as it does a sexy heel and looks amazing with a simple T-shirt, a crisp white shirt or the prettiest silk cami. Dressed up or down, this style will forever serve you well.
Find similar at MRP, Woolworths, Edgars, Levis, River Island, Legit, Foschini, Country Road & Cotton On.
- R999, Country Road at Woolworths
- R349.95, Kelso at Edgars
- R159.99, MRP
Pictures via Woolworths, Edgars, mrp.com & Pinterest