No matter the season, skirts will always be a staple. But knowing how to style them can be a bit tricky. That’s why we’ve created a guide including skirt outfit ideas for a dressed down or polished look.
Dressing Up a Skirt
Looking for something to wear to work or on a romantic date night? Here’s some inspiration to dress up your skirt:
One of the easiest ways to dress up a skirt is with a blazer. A blazer is one of those pieces that will never go out of style.
The ways you can pair a blazer with a skirt are endless. You can choose to pair it with a pencil skirt or mix it up with a flowing maxi. For a more tailored look, you can even accessorize with a belt — this will also cinch your waistline.
Monochromatic styles are always on-trend. And wearing one color from head to toe is an easy way to make a fashion statement.
First, choose a color and incorporate pieces that are in the same color family. For example, you can pair a fitted olive green skirt with an emerald green turtleneck sweater.
A Button Down
Nothing says elegance than a button-down shirt. But this piece isn’t only for pantsuits and trousers. For example, you can easily style a skirt with a button-down.
For instance, you can add structure to a free-flowing maxi skirt with a crisp button-down top. Tuck it into your skirt or tie it into a knot to add more definition to your waistline.
Whether it’s pleated, short, midi, or maxi, knitted sweaters go well with pretty much any style skirt.
Choose to wear your skirt with a knitted pullover or cardigan. For a cozier look for winter, you can even pair your skirt and sweater combo with tights and ankle boots.
Channel your inner Cher Horowitz from Clueless with a two-piece matching set. Don’t be afraid to play with classic prints like plaid and houndstooth.
Dressing Down a Skirt
Whether you’re going for a 90s-peppy look or a comfy and fashionable aesthetic, these tips are great for dressing down a skirt:
A Graphic Tee
Skirts typically give off a formal vibe, but adding a graphic tee can automatically create a laid-back look.
You can choose your favorite graphic tee and tuck it into a leather (or faux leather) skirt.
For a business-casual style, pull on a blazer. Don’t forget to complete your look with combat boots or chunky heels.
Sweatshirts are a part of traditional athleisure wear. But you aren’t limited to wearing them with sweatpants and jeans. Instead, you can create a stylish look with sweatshirts and skirts.
For example, a mini skirt is perfect to pair with a printed sweatshirt. Sweatshirts also work well with midi and maxi skirts.
Mix and Match Prints
There are no rules in fashion, so matching isn’t a necessity. For instance, you can wear a plaid skirt with a striped shirt. The only rule here is to have fun and experiment with patterns.
A leather jacket is a classic piece that can be worn with almost anything — including skirts.
Wear your favorite leather motorcycle jacket with a mini skirt and knitted turtleneck. You can also pair it with your favorite maxi skirt. Complete this look with a chic handbag and sunglasses.
Sneakers are the ultimate casual footwear. And the great thing is that it looks stylish with skirts.
Pair a midi skirt with a tank top, denim jacket, and low-top sneakers for a fashionable and chic look.
Bonus Fashion Hack: Maxi Skirt As A Dress
Wearing a maxi skirt as a dress? Um, yes! The key to pulling it off is cinching in your waist and adjusting the length. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Belt It
A maxi skirt worn as a dress usually doesn’t flatter your waist. However, adding a belt will define your waist and give the maxi skirt more shape.
Step 2: Hem It
If you’re skilled at sewing, you can hem the bottom of the skirt to give it a flattering finish. Or you can tie a knot on the side to provide the hem with an asymmetrical look.