The skirt of Spring 2011- as coined by Grazia Magazine this week. Referring to the 'Carrie' skirt (below) from cult label Whistles, the knee length pleated number in hot summer colours is a high street smash. In case you don't know about the label Whistles, its from the great British high street - a 'go to' label for fashion industry insiders and turned around by the great Jane Shepherdson who's also worked over at Topshop.
Pleats were all over the Spring Summer catwalks and with the warmer weather on the horizon they're hitting the high street and the pavement, photographed everywhere by street style photographers and bloggers and available on almost any budget.
The Carrie skirt has become the sell out piece of the season over at Whistles available in pink, yellow and blue in knee and midi length's. Due to demand and tweeting explosions over at Grazia the stock has run out. I picked up this little beauty (above) which I'm selling over on ebay. A vintage midi length accordion pleated skirt in turquoise green available here - I would wear it with a nod to the Michael Kors version and the Jil Sander colour blocking trend. Here's some inspiration for 'the' summer skirt;
Images from Whistles, Polyvore, Jil Sander, Anon and Michael Kors.