It is said that as stock prices rise so do hemlines, but beyond the rise and fall of the hem what is certain is that a well-edited capsule collection of skirts are an investment worth their weight in sartorial gold.
From the graphic perfection of the pencil skirt to the floor sweeping maxi, to the tactile thrill of leather and the fluid flow of drapes and pleats, a statement skirt will create a dynamic ensemble. The styling possibilities of a skirt-based outfit are limitless. A jersey maxi can be pared down for an easy minimalist approach with a streamlined tee or tank, while a silk version is perfect for evening with sky-high heels.
A midi can speak of demure ladylike charm paired with fine gauge knitwear or lend just the right amount of fashion flair to a day look. Experiment with texture, print or block colours with a box-pleat skater skirt for instant street-style cool. When a sharp silhouette is needed, go for Cédric Charlier. The former Cacharel creative director’s new aesthetic is very chic, very clean, with an acute attention to detail.
Combine his panelled skirt with inky colours and stilettos for after-dark chic or pair with a simple blouse for the office. The CoChineChine edit also boasts modern French glamour with Carven’s collection of jewel-toned skirts, in a range of textures from wintry wool to evening satin. Whatever the weather, skirts provide a chic trans-seasonal staple. Wear with bare legs in the summer and slip on opaques when the temperature drops. Whether exuding coquettish charm, lending femininity to a powerful boardroom look or maintaining a cool off-duty style, selecting from CoChineChine’s careful edit of skirts will prove a year-round investment.