Origami Skirts: The Skort is Back

image-7Back in our middle school days, denim mini skirts were all the rage. Now, we look to the origami skirt, which is an updated version from the denim mini, or “the new mini skirt” if you will. From the runways to the streets, the origami skirt is a staple that is affordable for every type of budget.

The origami “skirt” is in fact a skort, with shorts in the back and an asymmetrical line in the front – giving the illusion of a skirt. Celebrities including the Jenner sisters, Rihanna and Olivia Palermo have all been spotted sporting the origami skirt, along with the industry’s most fashionable bloggers.

So, to whom can we credit for making this trend so popular? We can thank the Spanish clothing and accessories retailer, Zara, for hitting the nail on the head with this chic trend.

After talking with two student employees at Connections Clothing downtown, Valley got their inputs on the origami skirt. When asked what they thought about the trend, Theresa Ritzman stated, “I like how you can dress the skirt up or down.”

Gabby McDannel said that she, “liked the idea of the trend and was all for the clean asymmetrical lines and form of the skirt.”

Valley also asked Ritzman and McDannel if they would be willing to try out the trend. Ritzman said, “I wouldn’t be opposed to trying it if the skirt was in a solid color that I could mix and match with a lot of outfits.”

McDannel stated,  “I think the origami skirt offers a lot of utility along with comfort,” and she too was willing to give a go at rocking this trend that has taken the world by storm.

Like Ritzman said, this skirt can be dressed up or down. Taking into consideration the length of the skirt, it can be a great piece to mix in with your business outfits when worn with a blouse and clean-cut blazer.

But the options don’t stop there. This skirt can also be worn for everyday use with a tucked in t-shirt for a chic look or a lighter weight sweater for more of a grunge look. Anyway you wear it, you really can’t go wrong.

Photo by Christine Dua

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