So (as my two-year-old has taken to saying), the new look. Not the post-WW2 New Look – and not , in this instance, the high street retailer. No, this is the new new look. It’s a little bit film noir, a soupçon Hitchcock and definitely involves the new skirt length: longer, mid-calf, flared at the knee, cinched at the waist. (I am possibly choosing to ignore fashion’s diktats re the mid-calf element: at 5 ft 3″ and wedded to my flats I can do a full skirt, but am in danger of looking like an escapee from a costume drama if said skirt is too long.)
See? Super chic. And err, not a flat in sight. Dammit Janet.
As this is an A/W piece, what you want here is a darker hue in a heavy (or stiff, patterned) fabric which will hang really well (look for something in wool or a wool mix) and go with everything. Something like this…
It is, IMHO, worth spending a little more here. My-wardrobe is an excellent go-to destination for mid-price designer pieces. I adore this Raoul number in particular.
Team it with something very, very simple – a J.Crew Tippi jumper, for instance (I know. I always bang on about J.Crew. Speaking of which, have you checked out Laura Fantacci’s lovely shiny redesigned Wearing It Today blog and her post all about the wonders of J.Crew?)
Team with one of these (Zara jewellery has really caught my eye of late)…
And, yes, yes, yes, I concede, your favourite pair of heels.
Voila. The new new look. Simple. Chic. Totally wearable.
Images: Stockholm Streetstyle, The Sartorialist, Milly RTW A/W 2013 by Clarice Vikauskas via Style.com