If you haven't seen this trend yet, you definitely will soon. We first noticed it on the Sacai runway — a sort of double-skirt that's a mashup of the prim, proper pencil skirt or a structured A-line mini, with a pleated skirt peeking out the side. We call it the sidekick, and it was all over London this season, too.
So, why are two skirts better than one? Because the sidekick skirt combines some of our very favorite fashion themes — asymmetry, deconstruction, layering with literally no effort — and also provides primo real estate for colorblocking or mixing up crazy prints, depending on your inclination.
Our only complaint about the trend is that it hasn't trickled too far into the mainstream yet — meaning that of the options ahead, only a handful are realistic buys for this payday. Fast fashion, hear our call: We demand reasonably priced sidekicks!