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Fashion Director’s cut: 5 directional skirts to give your outfit an edge


By Marie Kelly
30th Sep 2019
Fashion Director’s cut: 5 directional skirts to give your outfit an edge

Looking to give your everyday wear a bit of oomph? Try these five directional skirts.


With a pair of knee-high boots, skirts are the easiest thing to wear. But “easy” can evolve into boring if you don’t pay attention. Choosing a skirt with a fresh silhouette or unique detailing will give your look a directional feel but doesn’t require any extra bravado as such. Take a look at these five skirts, which I think will elevate a look from humdrum to interesting.

Cos is always my first port of call if I’m looking for something a little bit different. I love the asymmetric silhouette of this skirt, plus the oversized patch detailing; simple but effective.

Asymmetric wool-mix wrap skirt, €99 at Cos

Mustard and velvet is a tricky combination to pull off, yet I still want this gorgeous skirt from online retailer Bimba & Lola. It’s full of warmth, texture and fluidity. There’s something richly autumnal about it, but super glamorous too. I love how it’s been dressed down here with a T-shirt and chunky boots.

Mustard velvet skirt, €195 at bimbaylola.com

Mini skirts can look a bit samey in my book, but this version from Cos feels very modern. It’s got an edge, but the fabric folds make it extremely feminine too.

Gathered mini skirt, €79 at Cos

You cannot go far wrong with a leather skirt; it will last you for decades. I love this dove grey option from Topshop Boutique (one of my favourite collections to shop). The colour is so versatile and the shape interesting but wearable.

Grey leather skirt, Boutique, €285 at topshop.com

This polka dot skirt is a real wow piece. Pretty Woman with attitude. I love how it’s been styled here too, although a black polo-neck and opaque tights would work just as well if the waist detailing is enough interest for you.

Polka dot midi skirt with ruffled waist, €59.95 at Zara


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