Recently, I told a friend about a new purchase I'd made in the summer sales. It was a midi skirt that featured pleats and a unique paisley print, and to be honest, I was pretty excited about how much of a bargain it was. "Of course you bought another midi skirt," my friend said with an eye-roll. "They're basically your summer uniform."
I'd never thought about this before, but I guess she was right. A printed midi and a T-shirt make up the outfit combination I wear on repeat summer after summer. I'm not sure whether it is due to their ease, their comfort, or the fact that you can look put-together while hardly trying, but midi skirts are a key element in my summer wardrobe, and I'm not alone. The item is also a hallmark in the wardrobes of several editors, influencers and celebrities.
Whether it be a slinky slip skirt or a timeless pleated style, the versatile item works for any occasion, from a backyard barbeque to a restaurant dinner, and is particularly handy while working from home. With this in mind, I've put together a curation of the midi skirts that are currently at the top of my wish list, spanning high-street labels, contemporary brands and more. From prints to pleats and plenty of colour, keep scrolling to shop the best summer midi skirt.