Styling the staple skirt this season

9th January 2019

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Even though the colder weather is creeping in, skirts are still a big part of our wardrobe. Even in the winter, they match well with a pair of woollen tights. And, there are so many styles, from thigh-split midis to pleated minis. This is great for freshening up our wardrobes, but how are we meant to know how to perfectly style each type?

Upgrade your skirt style up a notch with our top tips

Winter boho vibes

Bring out your inner boho with a gypsy style skirt. And, how do you perfectly flaunt it in 2018?

It’s all about the 60s and 70s when it comes to the boho trend. 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!

Drop the hem

This season, a dip-hem dress is a wardrobe must-have. 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.

Unsure on which accessories would match well? Wear hoop earrings and a bangle then choose whether you want to rock flats or heels, depending on the tone of the occasion.

The chic pleated midi

A pleated midi is chic and classy. This style is also known as an accordion skirt and it should fit well. 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.

If you want to dress your midi down this can be done 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.

Keeping it cool in denim

A denim skirt is a must-have for every season. You can get these in a range of hem lengths and denim washes — so go with what you feel comfortable in.

It’s all about being chic with denim. 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 floppy hat — ideal for hanging out.

Work-to-play pencil skirt

You can always dress it up in a pencil skirt. 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.

Don’t want to look so 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.

How to wear the skort

Also known as a scooter skirt, a skort is a combination of shorts and a skirt. 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.

This style of skirt matches well with other garments. 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 looks incredible with a skort — so don’t hold back.

Dressing an A-line skirt

What is the A-line skirt exactly? It’s a style that flares out just slightly from the waistband for a gorgeous drop that suits all body types — especially pear-shaped ladies. 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.  

Can’t decide which colours look best? Keep it classic and elegant. Think forest green, royal blue or deep purple. Then, match with block heels, a clutch and just a few pieces of jewellery.

This article was brought to you by QUIZ, a retailer of prom dresses and blazers for men.

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