Everyone has one — that swishy midi skirt you can’t get enough of. It goes with everything, and — drumroll, please — it’s timeless, so you’ll be wearing it for years to come, which is really good news for your wallet. If these attributes weren’t enough to totally obsess over, the style essential, especially of the pleated variety, will totally put you on trend. Could you ask more of your closet? Probably not. For all the midi skirt’s merits, there is, of course, the never-ending task of keeping it feeling up to date. Instead of scouring the Internet for hours for outfit inspiration, we’ve done all the grunt work for you. We’ve shown you how to wear midi skirts and sweaters for the colder temps, and here, in this week’s Style Resolutions, we’re showing you three ways to style your midi skirt for spring. These looks will totally slay, whether you’re rocking a hot new leather stunner or pulling straight from your closet.
If joggers and knitted trousers are a no-go at your nine-to-five, look to the next best thing — the midi skirt. If you’re scratching your head, hear us out. A flowy, lightweight style is just as comfortable as a pair of relaxed bottoms (you heard right, lazy girls), and it packs plenty of throw-on-and-go effortlessness to boot. Since it already has the whole professional polish thing on lock, feel free to step outside the standard office-attire box when it comes to the rest of your look. That means swapping out a classic collared shirt for a silky printed top, and trading pointed-toe pumps for metallic-heeled loafers that are so right now. Continue the contemporary on-the-clock vibe with a statement necklace that brings in an element of eclectic appeal and a denim work jacket that will totally change your approach to on-duty dressing.
J.Crew Micro-Pleated Midi Skirt ($118) + Zara Printed Top ($50), Madewell Joshua Tree Jean Jacket ($138), Topshop Jester Mid Heel Loafers ($130), Anthropologie Desideria Bib Necklace ($64), ASOS Premium Leather Shopper Bag ($111), Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Lip Balm ($15), Too Cool for School Aqua Gel Mist ($20)
This outfit is proof that you don’t have to bare it all to look fierce. Runway-ready details like a cold-shoulder sweater and iridescent lace-up heels are straight-up sartorial gold, transforming a simple skirt into a getup worth a second glance. Opt for texture and drama for the rest of your accessories to keep the look playful: A fringed-out clutch and tassel earrings are so #OOTD worthy, while a not-so-subtle shade of pink lipstick screams GNO. To complete the look, layer up in style with a sophisticated belted coat.
J.Crew Micro-Pleated Midi Skirt ($118) + H&M Long Sleeved Top ($35), Topshop Neat Belted Slouch Coat ($150), Jeffrey Campbell Astute Lace-Up Booties ($175), BaubleBar Sardinia Drops ($38), Forever21 Oversized Fringe Clutch ($20), Tiro Tiro Pinna Rings ($89), Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Pink Lady ($24)
Athleisure is without a doubt at its best when sports-chic pieces join forces with dressier duds to create a killer fusion look. Case in point: this here ensemble. Channel your best street-style star in casually cool accessories like this season’s must-have jacket — the bomber — and snake effect Stan Smiths that dress down would-be work-week basics. The high-low contrast couldn’t be more perfect for your off-the-clock style, effortlessly taking you from brunch to your favorite karaoke bar, no problem. Keep the look fun by balancing out the outfit’s athletic edge with a punchy pink circle bag with just enough room for those #whatsinmybag essentials.
J.Crew Micro-Pleated Midi Skirt ($118) + Mango Geometric Pattern Top ($45), Topshop MA1 Bomber Jacket ($110), Adidas Reptile Stan Smith Sneaker ($90), Fiorelli Joseph Circle Cross Body Bag ($77), COS Sterling Silver Ring ($39), Grown Alchemist Lip Balm ($23), Madewell Indigo Sunglasses ($55)
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