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
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
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
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
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
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
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.