It’s inevitable that some trending styles are more flash in the pan than lifelong acquaintances, but this sleek skirt is not one of those. Understated, refined, and an instant addition of polish to any look, it’s easy to see why this skirt in particular, and the wool skirt trend in general, are taking off right now. Whilst the style itself can be dated back, the new iterations of the column skirt (also known as the pencil skirt) feel incredibly fresh in their current design. In the understated, quiet-luxury revolution that we’re in, this is exactly the kind of piece we’ve been looking for.
Not only is COS’s column skirt an endlessly chic addition that will slip right into your winter wardrobe (I’ll be sharing my styling ideas below), but will move with you through spring and autumn too.The skirt itself comes in three shades. The black iteration features belt loops and neat welted pockets, whilst the cream and navy versions remove the details for a more streamlined effect. The brilliance is that the style is so clean that it can be elevated with boots or heels, or worn casually with trainers and a cosy knit. Without further ado, here’s the COS column skirt I can’t stop thinking about, and how to style it right now.