When I saw this yellow striped midi skirt in the store I knew I needed it.
- It’s the color of the season, yellow!
- I’ve been SO into midi length skirts lately.
- I loved all the details that made it special like the handkerchief hemline, the button detail on the side and the horizontal and vertical stripe pattern.
Once I got it home I couldn’t decide how I wanted to style it to share it with you…
Did I want to dress it up or dress it down? Well if you couldn’t figure it out by now, I couldn’t decide, so I styled it two ways to share with you guys!
How To Dress Up And Dress Down A Midi Skirt
Midi skirts are usually my go-to for basically every season, especially Spring! They’re appropriate for every occasion from a fancy event to a beach day and since shorter mini skirts aren’t really my thing, I almost always opt for a midi skirt (or maxi skirt!)
There is also a midi skirt perfect for every body type, not that I think dressing for your body type is always necessary, personally I feel more comfortable wearing things that compliment my pear shape. I gravitate towards A-line silhouettes, fuller pleated skirts, asymmetrical hemlines, skirts with slits and just generally flowy, less structured pieces. Other body types might favor a pencil skirt or bias cut skirt that skims the body.
Honestly it’s easy to get caught up in the fashion blogger world where you only wear things once on the blog or Instagram, but that’s just not reality…not for me and not for you! And if you’ve been following me for a while then you know I’m not the type of girl that only wears things once (and if I do I rent them, not buy them). I’ve become really careful about only purchasing things that I really love and if I really love my wardrobe I want to wear it multiple times, not just once. And I want to be able to wear my clothing multiple ways!
This skirt was the perfect piece to dress up and dress down!
It looked just as chic with a t-shirt and Vans as it did with a fun button up and heels. The one common thread with both outfits was that I really played up the bold nature of the skirt! And it’s a great reminder that just because you have a statement piece like this skirt doesn’t mean you can’t have the skirt paired with equally statement making pieces.
For my dressed down look:
The shirt may look like a plain white tee, but the back of the t-shirt is an unexpected touch. And of course my watermelon bag is always a conversation starter and while also a statement piece, it compliments the skirt instead of competing with it.
As for the dressed up look:
I decided to go for a stripes on stripes outfit for a fun twist! I’m not usually a button down kinda girl (no really you won’t even catch me in one) and I honestly wasn’t sure the pairing was going to work, but the bees on the top perfect matched my striped skirt and since the stripes were of equal size the two pieces seamlessly blended together. I brought the black and white stripes down to my shoes to with this fun sandal.
There are plenty more ways to wear a midi skirt too!
Below are just some of my favorite items to pair one with:
- Denim jacket
- Crop top
- Cozy Sweater
- Fitted Top
- Combat boots
- Platform sandals
Honestly I don’t think there are things a midi skirt can’t be paired with
Do you have pieces in your closet that you love to dress up and dress down?
Shop Midi Skirts:
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My Dressed Up Look:
My Dressed Down Look:
sandro Flocked Tee (20% off!) | Topshop Button Handkerchief Hem Midi Striped Skirt | Similar Watermelon Bag (Love this Lemon Bag too!) | Vans Old Skool Sneakers
Photos: Lisa Schiller
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