There are plenty of different ways to wear the midi skirt this season. The midi skirt is really having a moment and it is perfect for pulling off this season’s demure ladylike trends. Wear them with crisp collars and pumps for a polished look or work a more playful angle by teaming them with cropped tops. Check out these stylish ways to wear the midi skirt, as seen on the streets.
1. Full Midi Skirt
When it comes to ways to wear the midi skirt, fuller styles can be trickier to pull off. This outfit snapped by Amar Daved is a great example of how to add a street edge to what would otherwise be a very ladylike outfit. The full white skirt teamed with a grey tank top and distressed denim vest is one that you could easily take inspiration from.
2. Leather Midi Skirt
Leather skirts are a great way to work the midi trend. This outfit was snapped by Lee Oliveira and the whole outfit has a bit of a Ghost World vibe to it. It’s a mix of sweet and offbeat dressing. The midi skirt and sweater, teamed with the socks and heels combo, are very girly while the bat motif and leather skirt give the whole outfit a bit of edge.
3. Dressed down Midi Skirt
Dress down a midi skirt by teaming it with casual outerwear. We spotted this outfit on the Street Style Seconds blog. This midi skirt was dressed down with a printed t-shirt, slouchy anorak, and casual sneakers. An oversized neutral clutch and long drop pendant completed the look.
4. Fitted Midi Skirt
Midi skirts don’t always have to be full and pouffy. They can be sleeker and more streamlined if you go for a fitted version. Catherine was snapped by Suzanne Middlemass wearing an ASOS fitted midi skirt, white Peter Pan collar blouse, and beige trench coat. She accessorised with graphic sunglasses, red buckled shoes and a red headscarf.
5. Checked Midi Skirt
Mixing and matching prints is still a pretty popular trend. We spotted this eye-catching look on the Stylesight blog. The black and white check midi skirt teamed with a bright sunflower print top is a fun summer look. It has a bit of a preppy '50s inspired feel to it, but the mix and match prints are very ‘now.’
6. Bright Midi Skirt
Bring on the bright colours! This colourful look was snapped by Topshop’s street style photographers. The bright skirt is a great way to get noticed and looks even more vibrant teamed with equally colourful clothes and accessories. If you’re going to try for a similarly vivid look, make sure you choose complementary colours that go well together.
7. Black Midi Skirt
Thandi here was snapped by Suzanne Middlemass wearing a wardrobe staple – the black midi skirt. She teams her Whistles skirt, with a white top and black shoes and accessories. This outfit is versatile enough to suit a range of occasions. Wear it during the day or swap the oversized handbag for a clutch at night.
8. Pleated Midi Skirt
Make your midi skirt the focal point of your outfit by keeping the rest of your outfit fairly simple. That’s what Louise opted for when she was snapped for Glamour Magazine. She teams her bright blue pleated skirt with a black t-shirt, tights, and pointed heels. You could also dress this look down by ditching the tights and slipping on some flat sandals for a summery look.
9. Striped Midi Skirt
Team a high waisted midi skirt with a crop top for one of the freshest looks this summer. Blogger Cassandra of Kastles wears a vintage striped skirt with a black crop top and ankle strap heels. A gold chain necklace, assorted bracelets, and a bright pink lipstick complete her outfit.
10. Tulle Midi Skirt
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and try out this tulle midi skirt look! It's very Sex & The City, in a very good way! I think tulle skirts are the perfect balance between fun and sophisticated. You can still make the outfit look and feel classy by pairing the skirt with a long sleeved shirt and some classic black heels.
11. Polka-dotted Midi Skirt
Polkadots are such a fun pattern to wear! Since they're already such a statement-making piece, try to keep the rest of the outfit simple. Pair the skirt with a neutral colored top like black or white and keep accessories to a minimum! The skirt will definitely earn you some style points.
12. Midi Skirt with Denim
Denim shirts are usually seen as "casual" pieces so pairing it with a midi skirt is always fun. I love finding the perfect balance between girly and edgy! If your skirt is a light color, pair it with a light-wash chambray shirt. If your skirt is a dark color, pair it with a dark-wash chambray shirt!
13. Floral Midi Skirt
You can never go wrong with floral! It's always been my go-to pattern because it's so easy to make it look chic and sophisticated. As popular as the floral trend is in the summer, it's totally acceptable to wear in every season!
These are just a few different ways to style this season’s must have midi skirt. Are you a fan of the midi skirt? Which of these street style looks do you like best?
This article was written in collaboration with editor Vanessa Salles.