How I wear midi skirts

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When you are short like I am, then midi skirts may not seem an obvious choice of dress. So you can understand my skepticism when these first became massively popular. However, I decided to give it a whirl and lo and behold: the midi skirt worked! Over the course of time, I bought several midi skirts and today I would like to show you how I style them.   photo howIwearamidiskirt1_zpsg35mjswf.jpg

How I wear midi skirts

Midi skirts can be tricky as they are the awkward length that is difficult to get away with. Rather than hitting me midcalf, most of the skirts I’m about to show you hit me just above the ankle. I am short, so these things are long on me. The effect? A good, long line skirt that doesn’t drown your shape and actually elongates your lower body.

Khaki button through

 photo howIwearamidiskirt2_zpsqrhyo3rv.jpgCropped blouse | Urban Outfitters
Skirt | Forever 21
Shoes | Primark

This first outfit is one of my favorites. I love anything highwaisted and this khaki skirt is just that. My favorite way of combining maxi skirts is by playing around with the different lengths. So I prefer something cropped with my midi skirts. Another thing I love about this outfit is how it is neutral, yet the print of the blouse makes it look more playful.

Navy polka dot

 photo howIwearamidiskirt3_zpsjkxvimn6.jpgBlouse | Urban Outfitters
Skirt | Vintage
Shoes | Primark

A classic! This vintage skirt has pleats and polka dots. What’s not to love?! This shows you, you can easily wear some prints on your bottom half as well. Just throw on some whites to freshen things up and you have a great spring time outfit.

Broderie anglaise

 photo howIwearamidiskirt4_zpsl0mm3233.jpgCropped top | Urban Outfitters
Skirt | ZARA
Heels | Asos

My favorite texture for the summer time: Broderie anglaise. I own several items of this material and this ZARA skirt is one of them. It is a very full skirt. Again, like with the first outfit, I prefer the skirt to be center stage in these outfits. So I added a scalloped cropped top and some black minimal heels to make the skirt stand out even more.

All things burgundy

 photo howIwearamidiskirt5_zpscgestuh0.jpgSweater | Pull & Bear
Skirt | Asos
Shoes | H&M

I love pairing burgundy with grey and this one of my favorite midi skirts as well. I wore it in my most recent lookbook, where I paired it with some more complimentary colors. However, I also love the clash of a light grey. Again, combining the top with the boots to create a uniform top and bottom half, so the skirt can do all the talking.

Forest green

 photo howIwearamidiskirt6_zpsvcdmyule.jpgBlouse | Asos
Skirt | Asos
Shoes | H&M

One of my favorite outfits in my wardrobe is this one! The blouse is a very lightweight, chiffon/ crepe material and in fact a very light creamy yellow. It sets off nicely against the skirt, which is made of a thick scuba material. Rather than playing with lengths, I like to play with textures in this one. For shoes, I always combine this outfit with a tan colored pair, but the style of shoe I wear varies.

How do you wear maxi skirts?

5 responses to “How I wear midi skirts”

  1. chucky1012 Avatar

    Great advice how to wear this.
    Nice skirts.


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  3. stashy Avatar

    Love that last skirt from Asos – the colour and the fabric are perfect. I usually pair a more fitted top with midi skirts and wear platform shoes since I’m short – or else I will look even shorter!

    1. indiequeen84 Avatar

      I love pairing them with heels! It just makes for a great combo.

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