If you’re a stoic fan of trousers and jeans, skirts can seem like a whole new territory. But certain situations call for the sleek look of a skirt, and so inevitably, you’ll need one or two skirts in your wardrobe for these occasions. There’re so many different cuts and lengths and styles to choose from — but how do you pull off a certain style of skirt?
Never fear — we have put together this handy guide to help you flaunt any skirt as needed! From advice on which top to wear to which accessories to match with your skirt, we’ve got it covered.
Keeping an A-line skirt in line with trends
An A-Line skirt is a great choice for all body types, particularly pear-shapes. This skirt elegantly flares out just slightly from the waistband with a gorgeous drop. 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. Complement the intrinsic elegance of the A-line skirt with subtle shades, but don’t be afraid to stand-out — think forest green, royal blue or deep purple. Then, match with block heels, a clutch and just a few pieces of jewelry.
The perfect fit of an accordion skirt
The trick to making an accordion skirt work for you is to make sure it fits perfectly. 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 beauty of an accordion skirt is that it can be dressed up or down. For a chic look, pair it with a glamourous going out top, or for something more casual, try a graphic tee and cropped jacket.
Asymmetric skirt for a shining summertime look
Asymmetric skirts are a great choice for summer months. 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.
Pair it up with some hoop earrings and your favorite bangle, then pop on a pair of heels or flats depending on the event!
The ultimate beach look essential — the denim skirt
You can’t go wrong with a denim skirt for trips to the beach. You can get these in a range of hem lengths and denim washes — so go with what you feel comfortable in. A great way to flaunt the denim vibe is keep it laid-back. Think 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. If the event suits, wear a cap or straw hat — ideal for days at the beach or just hanging out.
Cover-up in style with a sarong skirt
A sarong skirt is a must-pack for any beach holiday. With this skirt style, we say the louder and bolder the better. Go for animal, floral or geometric prints in bright and cheery colors and match with a loose-fit top or tank top.
Pair it up easily with some comfy sandals or wedges. Slip on a pair of gladiator sandals during days on the sand, then opt for espadrille wedges in faux suede when the sun sets over the sea. You will want to keep accessories like jewelry to a minimum with this skirt style — but why not make the most of straw hats and cute shades instead?
Embracing the skort trend
Whether you know it as the scooter skirt or the skort, this fashion piece was one of the biggest hits of 2018. It merges shorts 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.
The best part about a skort is that it looks amazing on any body type. 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, netral-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.
The timeless romance of a gypsy skirt
The gypsy skirt is a beautiful piece of clothing that gives off an effortless air. Long, floaty and fun; all body shapes look great in this skirt style. But how do you perfectly flaunt it in 2019?
You need to be ready to embrace the 60s and 70s vibe that a gypsy skirt brings. Go for 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!
Going formal with a high-waist pencil skirt
A high-waisted pencil skirt is a great choice for formal settings and for the office. 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.
Need to dress it down a little? 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 colored stones for more informal occasions. Ankle-strap heels always look amazing with this skirt style.
With this guide, you’re sure to achieve every skirt look you try!