SO MANY SKIRTS!
It’s not a question of when, but how, will you be wearing a skirt? Today’s selection? Tomorrow? Not to mention as always, who will you be wearing? After so many months of sheltering and zoom meetings, we’re ready to make our lower halves important once again, and what better way to accomplish that than by donning a stunning, True Fashionista skirt to strut your stuff into a socially distanced, sanitized setting this fall and winter?
Back in December 2019 when (sigh) you didn’t need a mask to match, WhoWhatWear reported on the flood of updated skirt trends happening in 2020, including several styles of denim skirts. Designers from Givenchy to Stella McCartney were tearing up runways with innovative approaches to this classic, featuring everything from patchwork minis with jacket to match (Alberta Ferretti) to a distressed midi from Chloé. Khaite’s capri-length Magdalena skirt showed off a two-shade pattern with v-shaped section in the front in a lighter denim that presents the illusion of looking like jeans at first glance.
Vogue concurs that denim skirts are a hot True Fashionista item for Fall/Winter 2020-2021. Spotted in particular during the Celine show by Hedi Slimane, the fall 2020 skirt is worn maxi in denim with flared cuts. A safe bet to add to your fall wardrobe is to model the Seventies aesthetic that has continued to inspire fashion in recent seasons. Show ‘em off with boots or booties and your hand will work its way around a pumpkin-spiced warm beverage before the leaves have a chance to start turning.
THE RETURN OF FRINGE
Throwbacks, especially in this time of continued uncertainty, continue to be as comforting as hot apple cider this season. Be looking for the return of fringe in a big way, with the likes of Bottega Veneta, Prada, Dior and Fendi all attaching gently swaying appendages to yes, denim, but also a nice array of resurrected looks that involve skirts. A black leather pencil cut fringed version paired with black top make for a striking monochrome look on the street. Your asymmetric fringe skirt can be topped with a V-neck sweater for a charming ensemble, insists the experts at Fashiontasty. They also point to a fringed white maxi skirt and suede version to swing to and fro into season.
Leather skirts worn with print boots will also make a statement for your fall and winter ensembles. Think Nanushka’s black leather midi paired with a pair of Paris Texas zebra prints. (We knew you’d want to know…the company, founded in 2015 by sisters Annamaria and Margherita Brivio, is based in Milan, Italy and not actually in Paris, Texas. Read on..)
Be on the lookout for another hot trend happening pretty much any day now as skirts go: The skirt suit. Designers have been hard at work on squelching the notion that these bad boys need to be synonymous with the corporate world. As Talia Abbas made the case for Glamour a few months back, “A suit has all the charisma of a dress, coupled with the ability to mix with ruffled blouses or denim with ease. Not to mention, you get multiple outfits for the price of one.”
For further confirmation, Vogue declared in their recent Fall 2020 Runway Report that we are very much a True Fashionista skirt-suit nation now, insisting, “The masculine pantsuits of recent seasons have been replaced by a more ladylike, bourgeois skirt suit. Credit to Hedi Slimane at Celine, who put the tropes of French upper-middle-class style on our collective brain a few seasons ago and has continued to make subversively posh collections since. This season Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, and Gabriela Hearst gave women beige, greige, and black skirt suits that telegraphed a clever seriousness and elegance.”
Versatile and stylish, skirts forever hold a place as a go-to, more so than ever this fall and winter. Whatever your skirt or suit, the season is ready for you. Check out the selection at True Fashionistas, either online in our eBay store or safe and sanitized in our brick and mortar Naples, FL location.