Whilst trawling through my camera roll desperately trying to remember how I ever left the house without wearing either a) holey gym leggings or b) grey trackie bottoms that actually might even by pyjamas – whoops, I rediscovered my love of the classic midi skirt.
Worn to play groups, worn out for dinner, worn to play mini golf, worn to work (back in the glory days of working in an actual office), worn for brunch and family barbecues and every single event in-between. Midi skirts have been my wardrobe go-to since I first picked up my first one aged 23 (a hot pink structured style from Topshop Oxford Circus – Rest in Peace – that, sadly, doesn’t quite do up anymore).
With lockdown restrictions and easing and – shock horror – our social lives possibly picking up and revolving around more than walks around the local park, I thought I’d share some of my fallback ways to style up a midi skirt.
They’re comfy, fairly practical, look good on pretty much everyone (I’m 5ft 2, so yes, if you’re short you absolutely can get away with them), and well… they’re bloody versatile too.
1. With A Slogan Tee And Trainers
Just my absolute favourite in mild weather: feels *almost* like pyjamas, but actually kinda looks cool and put-together?
2. With A Tonal Top
Whether you go for knitwear whilst it’s chilly, or a t-shirt or shirt when it’s warmer: match the colour of ya skirt to the colour of ya top (doesn’t have to be exact same shade, just similar!)
3. With A Trench
A great way to make it look a little more sophisticated for a work meeting, but can also be dressed down with chunky trainers.
4. With A Breton Tee
When one wardrobe staple meets another, HELLO! I’ve worn mine here with heels for a dressier look, but works equally well with trainers or flats.
5. With A Black Blazer And Strappy Heels
A pretty swish combo that was made for drink with the girls in the sunshine. A little slicked-back bun and some hoop earrings complete the look.
6. With A Jumper And Boots
If you’re trying to get out of your lockdown style rut early, this could be a great contender as it’s still super cosy. Best boots are ones with some kind of heel (doesn’t have to be big!) that come part the way up your shin.
7. With Chunky Sandals
White tee and a pair of chunky sandals are an easy yet chic combo for when it’s super sweaty weather and you’ve worn all your lightweight dresses to death.
8. With A White Shirt
A tried and tested get-up I’ve worn over and over again across the years. Looks 10/10 dressed up with heels, but it’s not too shabby with an old pair of Converse and a battered biker jacket either.
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