The latest trend to swing across the fashion boards is the midi skirt. There are many different styles and versions of midi skirts to choose from but whichever you prefer you will find it a welcome and elegant addition to your spring/summer wardrobe. The skirt is a complimentary look for all women as the silhouette created by wearing this piece is both elegant and stylish.
Midi skirts come in so many different guises, making it versatile and easy to wear no matter what your own personal style is. There is the pencil midi, the gathered full skirt midi and the wrap midi to name but a few. You may choose to wear it with a top tucked in and a large waist-cinching belt, or perhaps funk it up with a graphic tee or even you could wear it over a longer dress to give a completely original twist to the tale. Whichever you choose, you need to follow a few simple guidelines in order to achieve optimum results from your skirt!
It’s All About the Shoes
A statement shoe is a must have when wearing a midi; your shoes are in full view so need to be show (or shoe!) stoppers. If your midi is a one-color style then ramp up the shoes even more by choosing a pattern wedge or a bright colored high-heeled sandal. Another idea is to wear socks and cute pumps to turn heads in a girlie, fifties-style flirty way.
Solid Color Midi
A solid color midi skirt will give you a more elegant look and so are more appropriate for events like weddings or formal garden parties this summer season. You can pair the skirt with a silk blouse or top for a beautifully understated look full of effortless style. This is a great alternative to wearing a dress and opting for separates will make you stand out from the crowd as a style maven! Another outfit suggestion is to pair your midi skirt with a matching top and create a coordinated effect. A lot of designers and stores will have matching sets like this as the overall look is that of a one-piece, but on closer inspection admirers will decipher that you are, in fact, a savvy dresser with an eye for this season’s hottest trend.
Splits and Stripes
There are two other things to note when picking your midi skirt. First, a side split is a good thing. Because this design of skirt cuts your legs out of view just below the knee, making you look shorter, having a split will give the illusion of longer legs and counteract this issue. Second, avoid horizontal stripes as they widen the body, vertical stripes will have the opposite effect and will add inches to your profile.
The midi skirt may have a reputation of being a summery, feminine piece but it is possible to give it a totally hard edge by wearing it with boots and adding some leather accessories etc. Also, wear more dramatic makeup and pair the skirt with a darker colored top and the look becomes anything but girly! A midi skirt is a must-have this season and there is a style and cut available for every size and shape. It is a trend to have fun with and find your own fashion niche. Plus these skirts are timeless so invest wisely and you will have a go-to look for years to come.