Now that you've mastered how to wear the mini skirt, it's time to take things further—literally! Subtly sweet and potentially edgy, a midi skirt has a certain charm to it that sweeps us off our feet every time we wear it. Although there’s slightly something tricky about the calf-skimming length, we’re here to prove that its difficult-to-style status is nothing but fake news. The midi skirt, in fact, is one of the most versatile fashion pieces a girl can own inside her closet, and it’s a must-have that’s easy to style and could be worn all year round.
To prove just how versatile the ubiquitous midi skirt is, we’ve got some suggestions for chic outfit combinations that you can wear to every occasion. But first things first: Here are three key elements to take note of when shopping for a midi skirt:
What to Look for in a Midi Skirt
Whether you’re donning a body-hugging pencil skirt or a flared A-line silhouette, it’s important to choose a style that flatters and accentuates your body’s natural contours. Generally speaking, pencil cuts work well for women with hourglass figures, while A-lines complement rectangular, triangular, and rounded forms. Midi skirts come in all sorts of cuts and styles which flatter specific height and body types, so make sure to pick the one that’s best for you!
Here’s the tricky part: When choosing a midi skirt, always take your height into consideration. A midi skirt that’s awkward in length–either too short or too long–will make your legs look awkward. For petites and gals with an average stature, choose a midi skirt that falls right where your legs start to slim down to give an illusion of a longer silhouette. For tall, modelesque women, opt for a lengthier hem that falls slightly above the ankle to emphasize your slender figure.
It’s one thing to make sure that a midi skirt’s form and length are appropriate for you, and another to strike the right proportion between your top and skirt to avoid a major fashion faux pas. To ace the look, make sure that your midi skirt sits right at your waist, with your top hanging on the same spot to hit the perfect vertical balance.
Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt
1. Spice things up with a statement bag.
For laidback office days, style a basic white tee with a leather midi skirt and a statement bag to add a bit of drama to your look.
2. Make your midi skirt your focal piece.
Midi skirts make for a good focal piece. Add some extra flair to your usual office OOTD by choosing an interesting print to take center stage. Case in point: this polka-dotted skirt!
3. Choose a midi skirt rendered in denim fabric for a casual spin.
4. Choose a skirt that complements your statement top.
Check out this Tricia Gosingtian number for example! Playing with linear elements, the blogger paired her ruffled V-neck blouse with a simple yet complementing white midi skirt to tie her whole dainty look together.
5. Wear a single pattern.
Make your business look extra cohesive by matching a plaid midi skirt with a single-breasted coat featuring a similar pattern. Finish off your look with accessories and shoes in neutral hues for a professional yet sleek vibe.
6. Go monochrome.
You can never go wrong with a monochromatic OOTD. For a stylish example, go for a dainty white skirt and pair it with an equally pristine puff-sleeved top for workdays that require a little bit more dressing up.
7. Elevate a basic white tee with a printed midi skirt.
Here, Heart Evangelista shows us how to rock a midi skirt even on casual days. A gingham skirt paired with a white tee is a foolproof combo! Finish off your OOTD with a pair of heels to instantly elevate your look.
8. Hop on the tie-dye train.
Tie-dye pieces are the ultimate eye-catchers. Hop on the trend and style a tie-dye shirt with a bright midi skin in satin fabric for an opulent touch. Don't forget your accessories to up the ante! Of course, complete the look by slipping into your favorite street style-worthy kicks.
9. Don't be afraid to experiment with neon pieces.
This '90s neon fashion trend is steadily making a comeback—and we’re not complaining! Our checklist for the ultimate vintage, street look: a neon top, a full midi skirt, an oversized denim jacket, a cute bucket hat, and a pair of comfy sneaks. Got all that?
10. Go for a relaxed look with linen fabric and light hues.
Wear light fabrics such as linen—they'd instantly exude a fresh and sunlit vibe for your vacay OOTDs. If you’re worried about looking too flat, swipe in some stripes to break the monotony.
11. Choose a midi skirt with a leg-baring slit.
What’s not to love about this outfit by the absolute street style star Liz Uy? Put on a more conservative top and balance it out with a thigh-high slit or a wrap-around midi skirt that shows off your gams—perfect for a cool, midday look! That cute sun visor? Optional but highly encouraged.
12. Pair your midi skirt with a knotted bandeau top.
The length of your midi skirt plus the skin-baring effect of your front-knotted bandeau top will strike the perfect balance for a cute summer lewk! Opt for florals or fruity prints that are perfect for the tropics to double your vacation OOTD's zesty vibe.
13. Pair it with puff-sleeved tops.
Dress a bit fancier for brunching with your gals and opt for a top with statement sleeves. Finish off your daytime look with a solid-hued midi skirt for a chic yet polished vibe.
14. You can never go wrong with florals.
Going to a tea party or a ladies' luncheon? Opt for a dainty OOTD and sport pretty florals with a rattan bag and a trendy hair piece. It's guaranteed to turn fellow headband-donning heads.
15. Team up your midi skirt with a turtleneck top.
Need to stay warm and cozy? A midi skirt worn with your ever-reliable turtleneck top is a classic travel OOTD combo that won't ever fail you.
16. Mix and match prints.
Show off your festive holiday spirit by going for layers of fun prints!