Style school: How to wear the midi skirt 3 different ways

The midi skirt (a.k.a mid-length skirt) is often overlooked as a fashion staple due to the overwhelming fear of frumpiness that it strikes in the hearts of women. I’ll confess that the ladylike skirt once scared me, too. But I’ve learned that there is nothing to fear. In fact, it’s a fantastic piece to kick-start your fall wardrobe.

After seeing throngs of leggy models march down the fall/winter catwalks in their calf-grazing skirts I was on a mission to find one for myself. Unfortunately, my first few attempts left me empty handed and feeling as though I was a dreadful combination of squat and stumpy. However, I was still determined to snag one and on my final pursuit I came away with a winner, from Winners!

Here are a few tricks that helped me find the perfect midi skirt.

  1. Feet first. If you’re average height (like me) then you must team up the midi skirt with a well-heeled pair of shoes. No excuses. Please note: I was wearing flats on my first two failed attempts of finding one.
  2. The perfect pairing. Since the skirt gives your silhouette some serious volume, keep your choice of top simple and body conscious.
  3. Tailor-made. If the skirt is not hitting you at the sweet spot – the spot where your calf starts to thin out – then get it hemmed to the appropriate length. It will make all the difference!

Check out how to style this romantic skirt for every occasion.


How to wear a midi skirt to the office

Get the look:

  1. Midi skirt, $80, Winners.
  2. Magnolia Earrings, Rebekah Price.
  3. Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $100, J.Crew.
  4. Helena Low Cut Booties, $90, Sole Society.


How to wear a midi skirt to Sunday brunch

Get the look:

  1. Midi skirt, $80, Winners.
  2. Boat-Neck Top, $20, H&M.
  3. Topshop Moto Vintage Oversize Jacket, $80, The Bay.
  4. Crystal Shimmer Earrings, $72, J.Crew.
  5. Satchel, $149, Danier.
  6. Satin Print Cap Toe Flats, $50, Le Château.


How to wear a midi skirt for 5-à-7 drinks

Get the look:

  1. Midi skirt, $80, Winners.
  2. Combination Blue Stone Necklace, $36, Zara.
  3. Long-Sleeve Denim Shirt, $45, Smart Set.
  4. Kovalova Heels, $110, Aldo.