1. Leather top £80, oasis-stores.com; skirt £55, and coat £89; both topshop.com

The midi-skirt trend is ideal for colder weather, here's how best to wear them.

There’s no need to abandon skirts as the winter chill sets in. From pencil to pleat, this season’s mid-length hemline provides the perfect solution, whatever the weather

A midi-length hem is the ideal solution for trouser-phobes to carry through the season until next Spring.

As seen on the runways at shows including Celine and Stella McCartney, a hem that drops just below the knee is a sophisticated and versatile look.

Pleated skirts are a great option for those who like a pretty full-skirted shape. They work best on boyish shapes looking to create the illusion of curves.

Pencil skirts have the capacity to become the hardest working item in your wardrobe; smarten up for work with a shirt, try for a more casual approach with a jumper or dress up for the evening with a cami.

Photographer: Helen McArdle

Stylist: Emma Akbareian

Model: Marieke at Profile Model Management

Hair: Fabio Nogueira at Frank Agency using Aveda

Make-up: Aly Hazlewood using MAC pro

Shot on location at The Roof Gardens roofgardens.virgin.com