Everyone knows that runway looks don’t always translate to day-to-day wear – not only would we all look slightly ridiculous, but it would be exhausting getting dressed every morning! At the end of the day though, no one can deny the influence runways have on every season’s trends. Case in point: this spring, midi skirts were a huge trendon the runways, and now I’m seeing them everywhere. In case you didn’t know, midi skirts are skirts that hit underneath your knees and above your ankles. A lot of girls stay away from midi skirts because the length can feel awkward and give off the illusion of short, stubby legs. But today I’m banishing that misconception! Midi skirts are fun, versatile and can definitely make you look more long and lean – just make sure to consider your height before purchasing. If you are on the shorter side, stick to a midi that hits right below your knee to lengthen your legs. If you are on the taller side, any length of midi will work for you – just make sure at least a couple inches of ankle can be seen or else it will seem like you’re wearing a maxi skirt that’s too short! Below are two different styles of midi skirts for outfit inspiration:
I love how flowy and comfy this midi skirt looks! For midi skirts that don’t hug your body and are more of a maxi skirt shape like the one above, you can pair them with flat sandals or wedges – they’ll show off your ankles while still giving a playful, casual vibe. You can tie the blouse in the front to add a touch of retro or just tuck it into the skirt for a more traditional look. I’d swipe on some pale pink lipstick and wear this outfit to brunch with girlfriends or a fun frolic through the park!
The other midi-skirt shape that I’ve been seeing is more sleek and figure-hugging – kind of like a pencil skirt, but longer. For this length and style, I would recommend wearing heels to elongate your legs. This style of midi skirt is perfect for the office, and the length makes it appropriate for more formal occasions. Pair with a sheer blouse and sexy pumps to really up the chic factor!
Which of these two looks would you rock? How would you style a midi skirt? Let me know in the comments!
photo credit: Marie Claire France