What is a midi skirt and how to style one
7 tips on how to style a midi skirt. Midi skirts defy the calendar season. You can wear them in the spring, summer, winter and autumn. Since they compliment everyone, it seems like it should be easy to throw one on and look great.
But before you go out and buy one, you need to know what a midi skirt is. As you may have guessed, a midi skirt is where the hem ends halfway between the knee and ankle. Due to their unique cut and style, midi skirts are often difficult to incorporate into a look.
Here are 7 simple ways to style a midi skirt to help you get the most out of this versatile fashion item.
Balance It Out
Balance is important when it comes to styling your midi skirt. These types of skirt fit tightly around the waist and get looser around your hips and legs. You might want to keep this in mind when choosing pieces to go with your midi skirt.
You want to make sure that some part of your outfit fits snugly so that your natural shape stays visible. Choose a crop top or a top that’s tucked into the skirt to show off your shape.
What is a midi skirt and how to style one
Modernise Your Outfit
While midi skirts are a modern trend in and of themselves, they can look frumpy when styled incorrectly. Add some modern touches to keep your midi skirt looking fresh.
You can layer a midi skirt over a tight lace bodysuit. You can pair a solid midi skirt with a simple fitted top and denim jacket. Mixing modern trends in with your midi skirt guarantees a modern finish for your look.
Don’t Forget The Shoes
Shoes can make or break your look. Choose a pair that will draw attention to the lower half of your outfit and balance out your look.
There’s a ton of options out there when it comes to shoes that you can pair with your midi skirt. Go for strappy sandals for a more casual look. Lace-up sandals are a great option. Go for ones that tie up a few inches up your calf as they make the transition between shoes, bare calf, and skirt look more fluid.
Chunky heels are another great choice. They add balance to your look and help slim and elongate your calves.
Play Around With Texture
Don’t be afraid of texture. Midi skirts are available in a wide range of styles and materials. To create a unique twist on this trend, choose a midi skirt that includes some fun texture.
Denim midi skirts may seem like a bad 80s flashback but can be easy to wear in the present fashion world. Pair a fitted denim skirt with a loose cropped blouse.
Play around with other textures too, like velvet skirts or button-down skirts. Just be sure to keep the top simple and let the skirt be the focal point of your look.
Get Creative With Your Top
There are endless tops you could wear with your midi skirt. Try a variety to set your look apart.
For a sexy vibe, tuck a button-up shirt into the waist of your skirt and add a pair of slim heels. Pair a patterned skirt with an oversized leather jacket layered over a crop top. Wear your skirt with a graphic tee and your favourite pair of ankle boots.
Layer It Up
There’s nothing wrong with showing a bit of skin when wearing a midi skirt.
But it’s alright if you want to play around tights, socks or boots.
For a whimsical and bohemian look, layer heeled knee-length boots under your midi skirt. If you want to opt for tights, pair them with ankle booties.
Just make sure that your shoes include some texture, so your legs and feet don’t blend together.
No outfit is complete without the right accessories. Accessorising your midi skirt is easy and fun as there is so much choice out there.
For the ultimate boho, feminine finish, pair a wide-brimmed hat with a button-down skirt and a loose blouse. Use statement jewellery like a penchant necklace to add balance to a fitted skirt and snug top.
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