As the climate changes from week to week, I’m still patiently waiting for the cold weather to get cold and stay. In the meantime, I took notes from the street style I saw at PFW in September. And yes, my transitional pieces are still going strong. While I’m not rocking sandals and tanks on their own anymore, I am using some of those pieces. Hemlines vary this season, and the outfit combos are enticing.
Layers of Hems
For shorter skirts and dresses, opt for longer outerwear, tights, and tall boots. Typically the outermost layer is the longest, and the supporting layers underneath match or get shorter, but this season anything goes, so mix those hemlines in any order that you desire!
Midi Length Hems
My personal favorite, the midi length, is perfect for colder weather, and it’s still very on-trend (not just in my heart, but in real life, too). Flowy, pleated, A-line, or bodycon—the midi is easy to add with any outfit, and there’s no need to fuss over it being too long or short because it sits right in the middle. The midi hem is especially great for layering because you can still enjoy tights and all the other layers that come along with winter dressing.
Asymmetrical accents are used quite often, whether it’s the neckline, sleeves, or hemline. An asymmetrical hem offers a bit of visual interest that isn’t too extreme. For this season, skirts with a slightly slanted hem, a wrap effect, or dresses with a v-shape edge off to one side are popular and quite wearable.
One of the most sought-after trims of summer is also here for this season. Fringed hems are a bit tricky to care for, but the trim of this season is shorter and looks like it won’t get as mangled and tangled. You may even be tempted to add a little fringe to an asymmetrical hem to embody the hemline trims. Why not get a little creative!
A nice split adds an element of sexy, but this season the more splits, the merrier. Try a more classic split, and spice it up by adding it in different areas at the hem or get more adventurous by adding splits throughout the entire hemline. If you opt for the latter option, it looks like the hem trend, but it’s a bit more subdued but still unexpected.
Mix those hems and try new ones to your heart’s content this season. Fashion is a lot more fun when you can have a little fun with it! Do you have a favorite hemline of the moment? Share yours in a comment below!