As the British summertime can be pretty unpredictable it’s best not to splash out on too many summery styles, but instead invest in a few versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched when the sun comes out. Maxi skirts are a key piece in your capsule summer wardrobe, as they can be dressed up or down and work regardless of the weather.
Many women shy away from maxi lengths for fear of them being unflattering or swamping a petite frame, but there is a skirt to suit everyone at River Island. Your most versatile maxi skirt is plain in tonal shades of black, grey or neutral tones. This will go with anything, from a smart blouse to a simple vest and can be worn with flat shoes or heels, depending on your taste.
Printed maxi skirts are a great statement piece in an outfit and look great teamed with just a basic vest top and sandals. Look out for Aztec prints and animal prints in bright shades for standout style.
However the must-try maxi skirts for summer are the new dip hem styles. These raise high above the knees at the front and dip to a full length maxi skirt at the back for a gorgeous way to work a maxi length without hiding your legs. Available in a wide range of colours at River Island, from green to gold, you’re sure to find a high-low maxi skirt to work with your summer wardrobe from £22.
About the Author: Jennifer Winnett wears maxi skirts in the summer.