The Full Midi Skirt – Three Ways

In this little blog series, we’re going to take an Autumn Winter trend, and show you how to wear it  – three ways. First up, the full midi skirt.

Three ways with full midi skirt

Being on trend is all very well, but getting more wear out of your on-trend piece is better. Its all about being clever with the pieces you buy, and seeing how they can be adapted for various occasions. This week, the full midi skirt – for work, play and a day in the park.

This is how we would style this lovely full midi skirt from H&M (£34.99) for three occasions.

1. At the Office

Three ways midi skirt work

We’ve chosen the full midi skirt from H&M in burgundy – it also comes in black – to add an instant bit of on-trend autumn winter colour to your wardrobe. For work, dress it down with a white shirt, an elegant jacket and some easy ballet pumps, and a roomy bag.

Clockwise, l-r: grey fitted jacket, £38, BHS,  the full midi skirt, satchel, £22.99, New Look, white shirt, £20, BHS, grey pumps, £22.99, New Look

2. A Night Out

Three ways midi going out

You can wear the same skirt out at night with a few simple changes. Big heels, a few pieces of statement jewellery, a bustier top (or a vest if you’re not a bustier fan) and an on-trend leather bikers jacket bring this skirt up for the evening – add a clutch and you’re good to go.

Clockwise, l-r: Leather biker jacket, £149.99, H&M, gold cuff, £9.99, New Look, the full midi skirt, applique detail bustier, £29.99, H&M, chain detail velvet shoes, £60,  Schuh, grey and gold clutch, £15.99, New Look, chunky gold chain necklace, £10, Claire’s Accessories

3. A Walk in the Park

Three ways midi skirt walk in park

Stick one some tights, a vest top or a t-shirt, add your full midi skirt, and then layer up for a walk in the park with style – a sweater, a scarf, a hat, a gilet or a jacket give a cosy but stylish look- and a great alternative to jeans. Don’t forget some fur lined ankle boots, and a cross-body bag.

Clockwise, l-r: Tan suede Day In Day Out boots, £45, Schuh, Sherpa gilet, £94.99, Superdry, teddy and crossbones sweater, £40, H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams, scarf, £9.99, H&M, navy cross-body bag, £39, BHS, knitted bobble hat, £7.99, New Look, the full midi skirt

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions

Autumn Winter 2013 trends – pink, high shine, big skirts!

A new fashion season is on its way and that means lots of new autumn winter 2013 trends to look forward to.  Who cares if it gets a bit colder when there are so many amazing new trends to buy into. Autumn winter is so much more exciting in the fashion world than spring summer, don’t you agree?. More fabrics, more glitz, more glamour, and all those lovely new coats to choose from.

There are a few big trends set to hit the shops this year, from the catwalks of Paris, London, New York and Milan.

Here’s our quick guide to four fab autumn winter 2013 trends that we think are great- and wearable if you follow our guide.

1. PINK

The girliest of colours, it strikes fear into the fashion hearts of many, but fear not – this trend is not about Barbie pink, anything but. It’s about the subtlety of powder pink, pretty pale takes on the girl’s colour. Wear it as a coat, a fun cardigan, or as part colour on a dress.

Autumn winter 2013 trends pinkWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Pink detail dress, £tbc, Debenhams, pink curly cardigan, £39.99, H&M, pink coat, £90, Red Herring @ Debenhams, pink jumper, £19.99, New Look, fluffy pink bag, £50, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, pink leather bag, £49.99, H&M

2. MID LENGTH FULL SKIRTS

So, we’ve had the mini, the maxi, the midi, the skater, the pencil – and here’s another new skirt style that we will ALL be embracing come October, mark our words! It’s the midi – but full. Sort of like a long skater skirt, if you like. It’s gorgeous with a simple t-shirt or shirt. Be careful if you’re on the short side, it could drown you. Wear with with a slouchy top to buy into another trend this season – volume.

autumn winter 2013 trends skirtsWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black skirt, £50, Edition by Jonathan Saunders @ Debenhams, burgundy skirt, £34.99, H&M, full skirt, £tbc, Warehouse @ Debenhams, burgundy waffle full midi skater skirt, £14.99, New Look

3. ANIMAL PRINT

It seems every season there is an animal print trend, with leopard leading the way. But this autumn winter it’s everything and everything -a whole zooful of animal print will hit the shops this autumn winter! Embrace it – try giraffe, zebra, ocelot, leopard, tiger – maybe even panda?! If you aren’t a huge fan of animal print, try using it as an accent – a pair of shoes or a bag is eough to buy into this trend.

Autumn winter 2013 trends animal printWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): leopard print pencil skirt, £26, BHS, zebra fake fur jacket, £14.99, H&M, red leopard print dress, £19.99, New Look, leopard print pump, £24.99, New Look, giraffe fur bag, £25, Red Herring @ Debenhams

4. HIGH SHINE/LEATHER

This is a bit of an off the wall one this one, but if you do it right, you can buy into this high shine trend. We’ve coupled it with leather to make it easier to wear. But the true high shine fabrics are plastics, PVCs, and the likes. H&M have the most amazing pink high shine skirt that would look fantastic with a slouchy sweater and a pair of boots during the day, and a plain t-shirt and a big necklace at night. If you really can’t do leather trousers, high shine skirts, then maybe just look for a pair of patent shoes, or a bag to get on board with this trend a little bit!

Autumn winter trends 2013 high shine

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): pleated shine skirt, £tbc, Warehouse @ Debenhams, shine panel leggings, £35, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, leather trousers, £99.99, H&M, pink plastic skirt, £34.99, H&M, leather biker vest, £27, New Look