As I have mentioned soooo many times, I love the Burda Magazine. I really love the European style they present. Classic, classy and interesting. One drawback for me personally though is that I seem to be drawn to the "larger fashion section" and being short and small and not an exceptional tailor, I cannot cut the patterns down to my size. So I just have to drool.
A fashion trend that I saw months ago in the Burda Magazine was a simple calf length skirt gathered with elastic at the hemline. The skirt had some flow to it so it would be extra comfortable as apposed to the confinement of a straight skirt, but still gives the illusion of a long line as the base is tapered in. Love, love, love it. This is probably one design I can alter, so once the sewing machine is out again, it will be my first project.
If you are not the sewing type I have seen a very similar design by Yarra Trail, although a little shorter (just above knee length). Great with a plain t-shirt, a cute jacket and a pair of ballet flats.
Jen & Row