Step aside, Kate Moss, I have a new style icon for AW13. While many may be citing Cher Horowitz as the inspiration behind their tartan minis, I have delved deeper into the treasure trove of super-bitchy chick flicks.
I am sure that you all quote Mean Girls on a weekly- if not daily- basis, but have you every found yourself coveting an outfit worn by someone "personally victimised by Regina George"? No? Well, my darlings, that is about to change.
"Oh my God I love your skirt where did you get it?"
"It was my Mom's in the 80s"
"Vintage! So adorable..."
"That is the ugliest effing skirt i've ever seen."
Aah, the Plastics. So while pastel pink is also a huge trend for AW13, one can only legally wear that on Wednesdays, so what do we wear the rest of the time? Ugly effing skirts, that's what.
Blame the PUNK exhibit at the Met or simply point the finger at Hedi Slimane, whether you like it or not there is no sexier skirt this season than the cool girl kilt. It may not have been your Mom's in the 80s, but any checked mini looks darling paired with Autumnal chunky knits, striking slogan tees and savagely pointed Dolly shoes.
In an interview to be published by the Sunday Telegraph this week, Miuccia Prada argues that to understand what is truly beautiful, we must appreciate what is ugly, and I feel that this is a wonderful style commandment for the new season. What Prada says goes, as far as I'm concerned.
So I've picked out a few favourites below, and have even invested in the Zara style myself. Another standout is the reasonably priced Etoilé Isabel Marant style, which would be perfect worn with the ACNE Music tee and these covetable boots (I can't believe they are not Balenciaga.)
Maybe if I wore that Regina would punch me in the face... That'd be awesome.
|1. Zara Skirt with zip detail £39.99 here|
2. H! by Henry Holland kilt £35 here
3. Valentino Wool kilt £560 here
4. Etoilé Isabel Marant kilt £150 here