While you’ve been getting chummy with midi, ankle and all-out maxi-length skirts, there’s been a skirt shift taking place. What’s that you hear? Oh, just the new-season U-turn klaxon. Yup, what you're looking to add to your collection of happening half-calf skirts this AW14 is a mini A-line with '60s Mod overtones. The labels you can thank for the sea change are Louis Vuitton (LV’s skirts are suede, zipper-fronted and leather piped), Carven (girlie and diamanté sprinkled) and Gucci (flippy and always, always paired with a knee-high, block-heel boot for extra '60s kudos). Not only do they have serious going-out potential, they’re also a workwear win when you pair them with a crisp shirt, like this style star we spotted at New York Fashion Week, and pointy loafers.

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