pants or skirts or both?

Last month I wrote this piece about layering - when I think about layering it's always about the top half of my body: singlets, tops, jackets, coats, scarves - I had never thought about layering pieces on the bottom half until now. Then again, I'm not really sure if the skirt-over-pants look is actually an ode to layering or just part of the style evolution of the skort or the culotte which have both been coveted by street style stars at different times over the last couple of years.  As with the culotte, in a practical sense this trend gives you the look of a skirt with the leg spreading freedom of pants, and as Leandra Medine of Man Repeller kindly pointed out this trend also gets rid of any shaving woes that we may have.  Given that the Southern Hemisphere is currently in that state between Winter and Summer where the hibernation of our legs is nearly over (but not quite) this is a trend that could come in handy.



Images: Vogue Australia, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Shine by Three, Man Repeller, 3.1 Phillip Lim, - Ulyana Sergeenko, Maja Wyh.