Ah, the midi skirt: This modest-yet-smart silhouette has made a big comeback over the last few years thanks to the wave of throwback styles infiltrating the fashion world. And by now, one has probably made its way into your wardrobe, whether it be a fanciful, full-skirted number or an on-trend button-front version. The beauty of this flattering piece is that it easily transitions through the seasons, pairing perfectly with an oversized sweater and tights for winter and light, airy camis and sandals come summer. Wondering how to rock this timeless style for spring? Here are three ways we’d wear the knee-grazing number at the office, on a night out and kickin’ back on the weekend.
Think of your midi as the new pencil skirt. Not only is it just as versatile, but it’s always office ready and easily gives almost any top in your closet instant polish. What that means for you is a few extra minutes of shut eye, since no matter what you pair with this baby, it’s going to look prime. You can never go wrong with a classic button-down when it comes to nine-to-five style, and we’re particularly loving this bright floral print for spring. Pair it with a sleek turquoise choker, sunny yellow bag and lace-up sandals, this season’s must-have footwear, for an eye-catching finish.
Topshop Cord Button Through Midi Skirt ($68) + Zara Printed Blouse With Two Pockets ($70), Charles Keith Ghillie Heels ($93), Pamela Love Gold Turquoise Inlay Choker ($211), Both Worlds Round Sunglasses ($18), River Island Tassel Slouch Bag ($57)
Introduce a sophisticated edge to your night-out ensemble by swapping out your go-to mini for a low-lying midi. To keep the getup from entering into stuffy territory, balance it out with fun, edgy accessories. A fringe-flecked top has a carefree, festival-inspired vibe, while still managing to feel put together. Embellished neon kicks add a punch of playful color, while a pop art box clutch provides plenty of space to stash all your night-out essentials. To pull the look together, tack on refined but trendy baubles that capture the look’s fashion-forward, timeless style.
Topshop Cord Button Through Midi Skirt ($68) + Bauble Bar Pavé Fishtail Hand Chain ($38), Skinny Dip POP Perspex Box Clutch ($73), Triangle Inlay Crystal Earrings ($35), Kurt Geiger Paige Jewel Heels ($100), Mango Fringed Panel Top ($60)
On a lazy day, a skirt with a little bit of length is a top-notch alternative to your favorite pair of jeans. Styled right, you’ll be set no matter where the day takes you. Flat sandals and a good ol’ straw hat put a casual twist on a work-week staple, while thick-rimmed shades and a metallic messenger deliver a hint of contemporary cool. A striped top in a cropped silhouette and a sleek, spiky cuff round out the look and give it a distinct sports-luxe edge.
Topshop Cord Button Through Midi Skirt ($68) + Birkenstock Arizona Sandals ($100), Bohemia Design Leather Satchel ($135), & Other Stories D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($70), DKNY Cropped Striped Stretch Cotton Top ($235), J.Crew Wide-Brimmed Straw Hat ($55), & Other Stories Criss-Cross Cuff ($39), Rachel Ryen Vesto Lazuli Ring ($88)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!