For those that have been hiding under a rock, the last few weeks have seen fashion lovers everywhere desperately scrambling to get their hands on the Topshop Satin Bias Midi Skirt (those of you who haven’t managed to get your hands on one yet, keep an eye out on Topshop Personal Shopper’s Instastories – they get all the inside scoop when things come back in stock). The trend isn’t limited to Topshop and our insistence to keep that midi skirt off shelves is merely a nod to the trend, acknowledging our growing obsession with the slip skirt trend this season.
The satin midi skirt trend first appeared with the style set embracing Relisation Par’s (now famous) leopard print version, an item that created similar hype to its high street counterparts currently available. From there our ears pricked up and slowly, we started buying into the trend. Before we knew it we were completely reliant on the slip skirt as a key transitional piece in our wardrobes. Now as we brace ourselves to tackle colder temperatures in the coming weeks, we’re by no means ready to let go of the trend. As it turns out, we don’t have to.
Without a doubt, the winning feature of the slip skirt is its transformative powers and we really ought to applaud it for its enviable problem-solving skills. To overlook the satin midi skirt as merely a luxurious piece of material would not only be wrong but wholly unfair to the beloved piece of clothing. To appreciate the slip skirt in its true form, you’ve got to create as much of a juxtaposition as possible with the rest of the outfit. Taking notes from the street stylers this means embracing the ‘ugly’ trends of the season and using the skirt to inject femininity into an outfit. Think oversized hoodies and dad trainers.
The skirt also offers ample opportunity to play with proportions by pairing the slip skirt with a fine knit cardigan and chunky biker boots. As for accessories, layering gold necklaces should tick the right boxes. Then when temperatures drop more dramatically, invite chunky knits and roll necks to join the fun.
Top tip for those concerned about the lightweight nature of the material and the breeze it brings around your ankles – sneak a pair of cropped leggings or cycling shorts underneath. Admittedly, it’s not the world’s most glamorous approach but no one but you will know and you’ll appreciate the extra layer while styling your slip skirt all season long.
Just in case you weren’t fully convinced that these skirt could do it all, we recommend crop tops with a hit of glitter paired with your slip skirt of choice and lace up heels to take the slip skirt trend right through to party season.