Having a skirt in your wardrobe is a fashion-must for a lot of women. But, how should you style each type of skirt? With the help of fashion retailer Quiz Clothing  we have a look into styling different types of skirts.

The chic pencil skirt

Often reserved for the office or a formal occasion, pencil skirts are a wardrobe essential. 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.

Want to keep it casual? 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.

Keeping it A-line

What is an A-line skirt? The shape of this skirt flares out from the waistband with a gorgeous drop that suits all body types. 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. 

There are some tips to bear in mind when you’re wearing this style. Think forest green, royal blue or deep purple and match with block heels, a clutch and just a few pieces of jewelry.

Floaty skirts

As we move into the warmer months, a long and floaty skirt is a garment we should all own. But how do you perfectly flaunt it in 2010?

Keep it bold and bright with psychedelic colors 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!

The pleated skirt

A pleated skirt should always 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. When it comes to a prom dress, this is a pretty style to have.

Skirts like this can be accessorized in different ways for different occasions.  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.

The dressy asymmetric skirt

When you’re dressing up, an asymmetric skirt is an ideal choice. 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. 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 a few extras to your outfit with hoop earrings and a bangle then choose whether you want to rock flats or heels, depending on the tone of the occasion.

Double denim

Pair tights with your favourite denim skirt so you can wear it all year round. You can get these in a range of hem lengths and denim washes — so go with what you feel comfortable in.

Denim is all about casual, crew-neck tees, cool graphics, fun colors and quirky prints. Pair with a pair of white sneakers, wear your hair in a messy bun and keep jewelry to a minimum.

The skort

The style of the skort combines shorts and and skirts into one impressive clothing piece. 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.

Whatever your body type, you can rock a skort. 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.

Which skirt style will you rock this year?