How to wear a midi skirt

Midi skirts have become a must-have over the last year or two. If you don’t already own one, it’s probably on your spring shopping list. But how do you wear one without looking like a Duggar? Here’s how to wear a midi skirt, according to the spring 2015 runways and some of our favourite bloggers.

If your midi’s bold, go basic on top 

How to wear a midi skirt - Timo Weiland

With an in-your-face pattern and high slits, this skirt could easily be overpowering if paired with an equally bold top. By pairing it with a simple periwinkle sweater, the stylist at Timo Weiland allowed the skirt to shine.

A super full skirt looks best with a fitted top

How to wear a midi skirt - Cheon-Hwa Jones

This skirt has a ton of volume. By rocking it with a fitted crop top, blogger Cheon-Hwa Jones creates a sense of balance and accentuates her small waistline.

Try it with an oversized top 

How to wear a midi skirt - DKNY

This might seem to contradict the rule above, but this tip is for if your skirt has a little less volume, like this one, pictured at the DKNY show. The long, loose top over the midi creates one clean line while giving off a cool, slouchy vibe.

A midi skirt and a simple white button-down is a winning combination

How to wear a midi skirt - Aniri

What can’t you wear with a crisp white shirt? The ever-versatile basic, pictured on German blogger Aniri, looks so elegant with a midi skirt, creating a distinctly mid-century feel.

Pair it with a top in the same fabric

How to wear a midi skirt - Jil Stuart

Okay, disclaimer: we can’t actually tell if this Jill Stuart look is a dress with a cutout or a crop top and midi skirt. Assuming its the latter, it’s living proof that you can match your top to your skirt without looking cheesy.

Toughen up a sweet midi with a leather jacket 

How to wear a midi skirt - Martina Reynolds

At their core, midi skirts are an inherently sweet and feminine piece. If you want to make yours look a little edgier, pair it with a leather jacket as blogger Martina Reynolds did here. Voila: you’re Sandy from the beginning of Grease meets Sandy from the end of Grease! Looking for a great leather jacket? Try our Michelle Jacket in Black.

If you want to try out the above tips, invest in a great midi skirt that will see you through every season, like The Swing Skirt in Grey. It’s pleated with a flattering A-line shape, and its colour is a beautiful purple-grey.

Pink Martini Collection's Swing Skirt in Grey

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