For Spring ’12, go buy a skirt. What kind you ask? Honestly, any shape, size, design, length, or material you want. The skirt is IN in a very big way. Here’s the list of options: pencil, pleated, floral, metallic, colored pastel leather (or white — ooh, so chic!), lace, chiffon, flouncy, a mini, a midi, a maxi, a layered one.
You really could trip and fall on this trend and get it right. I can’t really think of a style of skirt that is not IN except maybe those worn by Vivian Leigh in that great antebellum film.
Many of us who have relied heavily on The Dress to solve all getting-dressed-in-the-morning concerns may resist the rising tide of the skirt. But here’s the beauty of the skirt: it is a statement unto itself. All the other pieces are mere background to this harmony of fabric and design. Even a khaki pleated midi skirt can breathe new life into the wardrobe staple for this Spring. I imagine your skirt length has dropped considerably during your travels in the Middle East. Dying for more photos…but until then, I will write back with the truly fun and fabulous skirt designs for Spring 2012 at Julia Farr. More soon.