Is it possible to improve upon a classic? Achieving a more desirable version of a wardrobe staple – the tank, the t shirt, the five-pocket jean – is about more than adding buttons and bows. It requires approaching the familiar with a fresh eye and a certain cultural awareness. Take for example the pencil skirt, a collectable in many a wardrobe. Today we want it a tad longer (it’s being called Midi) and with the comfort of a piece of work-out clothing. Yet it retains its chic cut.
The midi will be the skirt of this winter, not too long but certainly covering the knee. Enter the Milano and the Miracle skirts with lots of colour choice: black, navy, camel, grey, burgundy and vintage pink. Here is a skirt utterly comfy and adaptable to your style. With a Milano jacket it makes a business-like suit.
I like it worn with the matching Milano coat. The Audrey sweater is a good mate to the miracle skirt as are a raft of sweaters and silk shirts that have been developed in the same colour palette. This is a good month to re-look at your current pencil skirts with a view to replacing a few with this modern version.