This is probably a really niche reference, but ever since Prada’s S/S 09 collection, I’ve been obsessed with pieces that come in purposefully crinkled fabrics. Miuccia Prada is the don when it comes to making things that are off-kilter feel cool (just look at the impossibly chic frazzled-woman concept for Miu Miu this coming autumn), and when she sent summery crinkled cotton down the runway in cream, black and snake print, finished off with thigh slits here and shoulder bows there (to keep things fastened), it became a season that stuck in my mind.
So when Ninety Percent released this crinkled wrap skirt, I couldn’t help but snap it up right away. With its neutral colour and demure cut, it pretty much works with everything in my wardrobe. What’s more is that it can be surprisingly versatile at different times of the year. To prove my point, here are five looks that span chilly days through to holiday ones.
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For reference, I am a size 12 and wear a medium. It is very roomy around the bottom and thighs but more fitted on the waist, so that is something to bear in mind depending on how skirts of this shape usually fit you.
1. Add Structure With Tailoring
A plain midi or maxi skirt only needs a blazer to make it suddenly much more work-appropriate. I like the idea of playing into those quiet-luxury neutrals to allow the texture of the skirt to stand out.
2. Combine Your Seasons
I like combining clothes that seem to be out of sync with each other, so a wintry jumper with a high-summer skirt is right up my street. This would be great for those days when the weather can’t make up its mind.
3. Try a Classic Palette
Whenever I’m in doubt about what to wear, I’ll dip into the classics. The combination of a Breton top and tan accessories would work with just about any bottom half you could imagine.
4. Make It Work Overtime
It’d be a no-brainer to pack this crinkled skirt into a suitcase for my next holiday—no need for a steamer! This would make for a handy beach-to-sightseeing item paired with a shirt for a cover-up over a bikini.
5. Embrace Different Layers and Lengths
Living out TikTok’s #coastalcowgirl aesthetic via Eastbourne! I love how a long cardigan can be thrown over almost anything to make it a little bohemian. I’ve added Western-inspired boots as the final flourish.