There are some garments that are just super versatile and can easily become your go-to staples; the midi skirt is definitely one of those pieces, especially with the changing seasons. The midi skirt is worth incorporating into your outfit rotation and comes in a variety of styles. With that said just remember it ain’t a midi if it doesn’t pass the knee. More specifically, the skirt should reach your mid calf. Here are some suggestions on how to wear your midi skirts.
We all often rush in the mornings and don’t have much time to think about an outfit that is both stylish and easy to wear. This is where the midi skirt comes into play. You can pair a simple jumper or t-shirt with a solid colour midi skirt for a minimalistic business look or a printed skirt for a chic fashionable look.
Kate Middleton shows us how to incorporate a midi skirt into our business attire. Kate wore this geometric print Banana Republic midi skirt with a sleek white top from the brand Goat, to the launch of the charity Heads Together on May 16th 2016. The charity, backed by Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry, focuses on eliminating the stigmas associated with mental health disorders. Kate completed her chic and simple look with a pair of Rupert Sanderson pumps.
Victoria Beckham also shows us how to wear the midi skirt for a smart business look. VB created this chic ensemble from her 2013 A/W collection with a dark khaki coloured top and a vibrant cobalt blue midi skirt. The skirt’s mid slit added a fashionable design aesthetic. VB chose a structured shape rather than Kate’s flowing skirt, and still channelled that business woman vibe as she left a midtown NYC hotel on May 9th 2013.
There are many things that can be said about the Kardashian/Jenner klan and even more things can be said about Kim. However, you cannot deny that she is a business woman and some might say a very good one at that. While running errands in LA on October 20th 2014, Kim paired an Alexander Wang red ribbed midi skirt with a grey turtle neck and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. Though her look is the sexiest of the three mentioned above (with Kim’s envy worthy curves always on display), the outfit still provides a professional and classy appeal.
Owner and Editor of fashion and lifestyle website Style Pantry, Folake Kuye-Hutton, shows us how to incorporate the midi skirt into a casual daytime outfit. She pairs a fitted denim shirt with this vibrant printed full midi skirt. The fitted top helps to balance out the volume of the skirt, and the bright pair of fuchsia open toe sandals (while not so causal) bring out the brightness of the skirt’s print. This outfit is perfect for brunch with the girls, but swap for flats for a day of shopping or even a cheeky day date.
For Olivia Palermo attending fashion shows is as frequent as the average person’s weekly trip to the grocery store. Olivia showed off her styling expertise, incorporating this printed midi skirt into her ensemble on her way to the Giorgio Armani Fashion Show at Milan Fashion Week on the 23rd of September 2016.
Kourtney Kardashian took to the streets of Paris to do some shopping on May 22nd 2014. Just two days before her sister Kim’s wedding to rapper Kanye West. The five foot tall mother of 3 was capture leaving Dior in a very cool girl chic outfit. Kourtney wore a pleated polka dot midi skirt from ASOS with a BLQ basic white top, and she kept herself warm in a $4200 leather jacket from YSL. She completed the look with a pair of YSL Escarpin black and white ankle cuff pumps, a small Givency handbag and a pair of oversized sunglasses. Kourtney’s styling shows us that even our shorter fashionistas can still rock the midi skirt.
Kim Kardashian shows us how to turn up the sex appeal in a midi skirt (boarding maxi), when she headed to dinner at Prime One Twelve in Miami, Florida, on September 19th 2016. The mother of two, soon to be three, wore a textured crop top teamed with a midi skirt in the same off white colour from her husband Kanye West’s Yeezy fashion line. The simple yet sexy outfit really showed off her curves.
Beyoncé shows us one of the many cool and unique shapes that midi skirts can come in. She wore this white asymmetrical U split midi skirt with a printed crop top to a US Open tennis match on September 1st 2016. B completed the outfit with a mauve coloured coat, a pair of nude heels and a blush coloured clutch. The outfit definitely exuded sex appeal, and Beyonce’s pose and attitude helped to make it even more appealing.
Miranda Kerr shows us how to do daytime going into night-time sexy. The Australian model wore this outfit to her appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show on the 17th of July 2016, where she played her first ever game of beer pong. Miranda’s printed midi skirt was from the 2014 Spring/Summer collection of the brand Sonia Rykiel. She paired the skirt with a very low cut black camisole, a pair of cameron suede Gianvito Rossi pumps and a black Hermes birkin bag.
As you can see, the midi skirt is extremely versatile and can be worn from the office to a party and even on a casual day out, in any season. With the abundance of shapes, colours and prints available, you can definitely find the right one for you, and now you know how to wear it too.