Riding high alongside Levi’s 501s, gold hoop earrings and silky blazers, the midi skirt is a key component of any well-rounded capsule wardrobe...

Because a midi will skirt the competition and come out laughing. Always a good idea, it remains a fashion frontrunner throughout the winter, 
trans-seasonal and spring/summer months.

One of those items that you’ll find yourself returning to time and time again – thanks to its pure comfort factor and pared-back polish – Mango’s knitted design (that, for goodness sake, do not sit on the tube in), makes for a refined foundation to many a strong look.

Ham up its hygge and embrace the richness of double cream (layers, that is), teaming the cotton base with RAEY’s delicious cashmere sweater. With dropped shoulders and a chill-deflecting turtleneck, it’s as classically casual as it is chic. Our advice? Commit to the palette and pair the lot with an elegantly minimalist tote by way of Nanushka.  

Elsewhere, elevate the contrast and throw in A.W.AK.E. Mode’s sculpting stretch-crepe top to embrace monochrome in the most tasteful manner. Better yet, push back the sleeves on your Brunello Cucinelli blazer (which we’re layering over the top, if you please!) to reveal the flared cuffs beneath... Because who doesn’t love a look that’s more than what meets the eye?

Alternatively, capitalise on your midi’s ‘blank canvas’ potential, and layer the prints on thick and fast. Calvin Klein 205W39NYC’s photo-stamped shirt – emblazoned with palm and desert landscapes – looks right at home when worn alongside Chopova Lowena’s pleated wool mini. Here, we’re switching the latter up, and styling it as a belt to cinch everything in, neat and tidy.

In short, with this season’s knitted midi, you’ll have a job going far wrong!

Occupy the midi ground. Shop the full looks here:

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