by JASMINE GARNSWORTHY
Equal parts laid-back and feminine, the maxi is easy to wear on the weekend with a wrist full of bangles or the morning school/coffee run with strappy (but appropriately and sensibly flat) sandals.
The maxi can also take you out somewhere just a little bit fancy (and yes, we mean even more fancy than Maccas for the more expensive burger range) with a simple shoe change.
No matter what you do with it, a fitted pencil skirt WILL make you look the business nine-to-five but pulling on a relaxed, floor-sweeping skirt: pays off in the fashion appeal, comfort and versatility stakes.
Better yet, this trend is one that refuses to date. Bless it. They’ll be looking back on us from their new-fangled hovercrafts in the year 2100 and thinking “Gosh, they just got it RIGHT in 2012 didn’t they? The look was so classic. So timeless.”