I have long (get it) been a fan of the maxi. No need to fake tan (my legs) wins me over every time. I bought a them in bulk this summer and wore them constantly (including on safari, much to the amusement of the badly dressed freaks and the odd lion). They can be slung on, smartened with a blazer, relaxed with a scarf, made slinky with a waisted belt, or warmed up with a slim fitting cashmere knit and belt. Plus they look fab with gladiators, flip flops or pumps. These Warehouse maxis above are in the sale from just GBP15!!! (around HK$150.) H&M has some good ones too, I bought a racer vest style one in black for less than HK$200, and wore it with a nude skinny belt and striped scarf. For more styling ideas and winter looks, check Net-A-P Magazine here. I know short shorts are in, but sometimes length is best.