One of the most satisfying things about fashion is challenging the purpose of clothes. Experimenting with the potential of typical wardrobe pieces is fundamental for any fashion icon, especially for the sake of maintaining an innovative and dynamic style. Through spring/summer, skirts have secured their place on the stands (and web pages) of our favourite shopping destinations. Overriding the sartorial shorts, fashion focuses on the skirt as it takes a feminine approach with a contemporary touch. The wrap skirts, midi skirts and maxis alike are at the frontline of this new direction, their chic aesthetics and minimalist feel irresistible to the realm of transeasonal fashion.

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With the exception of the occasional leather or suede number, skirts are conventionally delegated to the high summer wardrobe. Rarely do they make the cut to the next season, as many revert to their trusty black skinnies to get them through the cooler months. For spring/summer, skirts have been given a facelift, creating the ultimate transeasonal pieces. Materials are slightly thicker and lengths are longer -a big change from the denim and suede miniskirts that were trending in 2015. The overall style focuses on structure, texture and the finer details. 

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When it comes to layering, the wrap skirt is the style of choice. The front split, which reigns the most dominant feature in the wrap skirt, is ironically the most transeasonal element. Yes, exposing your legs technically means you’ll be colder when it comes to transitioning to autumn/winter. Except the front split also offers major layering potential – think everything from styling over a bodycon knit dress to flare trousers.

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Style tip: Utilise summer pieces in the colder months like pairing back a bodycon dress under a wrap skirt, with a warm cape to complete the look.

Post summer, the pleat skirt is another number to hold on to, its soft, floaty texture a perfect contrast to chunky knits and satorial blazers. From silky shirts to high neck wool jumpers, styling skirts from summer to winter is all about contrasting textures and collaborating your summer and winter wardrobes together into one sleek, seasonal look.

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Style tip: Carmen Hamilton from Chronicles of Her  styles white kicks to add a sporty element to a feminine look.

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