CONFESSION : I haven’t always been a massive fan of the skirt. Yet since I keep adding and adding to my wardrobe, I have vowed to stay away from my safe places and start to branch out. Starting with the Skirt!
Skirts this season are all different types and shapes, making them the perfect accessory for freshening up our wardrobes, but how are we meant to know how to perfectly style each type? Don’t panic, I have it all covered! Here’s my handy guide on how to style skirts of all kinds!
Styling an accordion skirt
If you’re buying an accordion skirt, you need to ensure it’s the right fit. You want it to sit comfily at your waist, but also hang in a way that the pleats don’t look stretched. These skirts look great if you want to downplay bigger thighs and hips, as the pleats will create an illusion that slims down the lower half of your body.
The good thing about an accordion skirt is that it can be dressed up or down too. For a chic look, go for a v-neck polka dot top with cap sleeves or for something more casual, try a graphic tee and cropped jacket.
Styling an asymmetric skirt
Asymmetric is very on-trend this autumn-winter! Cut short at the front with a longer hemline at the back, the asymmetric skirt is perfect for showing some leg without revealing too much. This style is ideal for formal wear too such as a prom dress. Avoid going for asymmetric tops with this skirt style — it’s too much — instead create a cool contrast by pulling on a simple cami or square-neck, going out top.
Add your favourite accessories and you’re ready to go!
Styling an A-line skirt
An A-line skirt is recognised by the way that it flares out slightly from the waistband. A-line skirts wonderfully highlight the tiniest part of your waist, so we recommend flaunting this outline with an off-the-shoulder bodysuit or simple crop top.
How can you complement the elegance of an A-line? Keep your shades subtle but stand-out — think forest green, royal blue or deep purple. Then, match with block heels, a clutch and just a few pieces of jewellery.
Styling a denim skirt
A denim skirt is a wardrobe must-have! You can get these in a range of hem lengths and denim washes — so go with what you feel comfortable in.
Complement the denim vibe with a laid-back look. Think casual, crew-neck tees, cool graphics, fun colours and quirky prints. Pair with a pair of white sneakers, wear your hair in a messy bun and keep jewellery to a minimum. If the event suits, wear a cap or straw hat — ideal for days at the beach or just hanging out.
Styling a gypsy skirt
Gypsy skirts have long been in fashion. Long, floaty and fun; all body shapes look great in this skirt style. But how do you perfectly flaunt it in 2018?
This style skirt boasts a Sixties/Seventies look that you need to get on board with. Go for psychedelic colours like bright oranges, greens, yellows and pinks and pair with retro fabrics like velvet and chiffon. Tassels are obviously a great addition to a top for this outfit and bell sleeves look amazing
with gypsy skirts, promising that you’ll embody the Sixties/Seventies vibe perfectly. Finalize the ideal gypsy skirt outfit with chunky bangles, mood rings, hoop earrings, and sandals!
Styling a high-waist, pencil skirt
A high-waisted pencil skirt is perfect for work and play. Flattering and easy to style, choose this in a neutral shade — like beige, black or grey — and wear with a three-quarter sleeve dress shirt.
Looking to be less formal? Trumpet-sleeve tops create an eye-catching contrast with the fitted style of a pencil skirt, while the high-waist feature lets you combine this style with cropped tops without feeling too exposed. Accessorize depending on the level of formality: a few simple pieces for a professional event, and bigger pieces with coloured stones for more informal occasions. Ankle-strap heels always look amazing with this skirt style.
Styling a skort
The skort has been big this year! Usually sitting at your mid-thigh with an asymmetric appearance, the skort is no longer a skirt restricted to casual settings, which means you can flaunt it the next time you head out for dancing and partying with your girlfriends.
A skort is perfect for all body types. Go for a design with a frill and pair with a long-sleeve, chiffon shirt or go for a clean-cut style that you can wear with a sweetheart neckline tee. If you want to really rock this fashion trend, pull on a plain, neutral-shade v-neck top to draw people’s eye-line to your skort. Everything from wedges and pumps to sneakers and stilettos look incredible with a skort — so don’t hold back.