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Skirts Are the New Pants

By Heidi @missfinn
Long skirts, pleated skirts, maxi skirts, they are probably my favourite item in my wardrobe right now.   One of my favourites is a dress which I made into a skirt, by cutting off the bodice and making a waist band and adding a zip.  I wear it constantly and because the print is mostly red, it is quite bright and colourful and just about any colour top goes with it.  Don't misunderstand me though, I really and truly do love my pants, especially my cargos, but to be honest, I get a little thrill from wearing a skirt, it's just so much more ladylike, isn't it?  I mean, you put on a skirt and instantly I feel more feminine and sexy.  Which is always nice, right?
Here are some of images of skirts I have collected recently.  Which do you prefer, long or short? Maxi or tailored? Print or monochromatic?
Skirts are the new pantsSuch a great trans-seasonal look this one, long skirts keep your legs warm of course, in case a cool breeze picks up unexpectedly, which it tends to do in early Spring.
Skirts are the new pantsSunshine yellow - gorgeous!Skirts are the new pants  More yellow but with a twist.Skirts are the new pants Below the knee denim paired with gorgeous stripes.  Skirts are the new pantsI like the mix of the ballet flats and the blazer with this maxi.  I guess it helps that she's at least 6 feet tall!
Skirts are the new pants This is how I wear mine, with a cute t-shirt.Skirts are the new pants Asymmetrical hem line - very nice with the boots.Skirts are the new pantsLovely pleats.  Very feminine.Skirts are the new pants Sheer daring.Skirts are the new pants Relaxed and pretty.Skirts are the new pants Warm in the cool breeze, still ultra feminine. Skirts are the new pantsForgive me if I'm wrong here, but this looks like she has made her dress into a skirt and cinched it with a belt - it looks great, not a bad idea if you're over wearing a dress in your wardrobe but don't want to part with it.  It gives something a new lease on life - like when you cut off your old denim jeans into shorts.
Skirts are the new pantsI really like the print on this skirt - her hair is such a great style too.
Skirts are the new pantsI love the tied shirt and the pockets.  Skirts are the new pantsI think this is the same girl second from the top? At least same skirt and shoes anyway - I love the bright knit sweater with her sunny yellow skirt.
Skirts are the new pantsSo this is my favourite skirt. I got it from Topshop and it was a dress, but I made it into a skirt and I wear it about ten times more now.  I don't have a remote for my camera, nor was there anyone about to help me, so I apologise for the angle, but you get the idea.  What do you think?
Kisses,
Heidi
sources: all images from the Sartorialist and Garance Dorè.

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