We ladies have had skirts for as long as we can remember. In one way or another, we each have certain memories associated with skirts. Even pictures from our childhood prove that we have all encountered skirts and have worn them throughout different points in our lives.
Although ubiquitous and unavoidable, there is something about skirts that make them seem less exciting than all the other garments. Perhaps it is because skirts remind us of school or of strict dress codes, but maybe that is just my own point of view. The more collective opinion on skirts teeters between “dull and boring,” and “too feminine or girly.”
As a counterthesis to both opinions, this guide to skirts will prove to you that skirts are actually very versatile and stylish, and can be easily incorporated into a variety of personal styles. They do not only suit styles that are feminine or girly, and can even be made to look androgynous or chic.
Stop Avoiding Skirts
We all have at least a couple of people in our lives whom we have never seen in a skirt. Maybe we are that very person in other people’s lives. Whichever the case, and just as we had already mentioned, skirts are not a universally beloved and preferred piece of clothing, despite them being present throughout different points in our lives.
If you are looking to expand your closet or to freshen up your current style, it would not be a bad idea to do so by introducing some skirts into your wardrobe.
The Myth Around Skirts
Just what exactly makes skirts seem significantly less appealing than all other items of clothing? On the one hand, skirts are linked with school or work, making them appear dull and too serious. On the other, skirts are often thought to be too feminine or girly. Close your eyes and try to imagine a skirt. Now open. Was the skirt you had pictured in your head floral and flouncy? This exact sense of femininity or girliness around skirts is what makes them unrelatable to those with more practical or even minimalist sensibilities.
While both remain true: that yes, skirts are worn in schools and for work, and yes, they can also be feminine or girly, this does not necessarily make it a bad thing. The point is that there is so much more to skirts than just school, work, florals, or flounce, as this guide to skirts will prove to you.
Your Guide to Skirts
We have compiled a bunch of skirts that you should try out and incorporate into your current wardrobe, and we have included in this guide to skirts some ideas or suggestions on styling and accessorizing.
What: Midi Skirts
A “midi” skirt is exactly what its root word suggests: it is neither a mini skirt nor a full-length skirt; midi skirts fall a few inches below the knees.
The great thing about midi skirts is that they will never fail to make you look elegant, polished, and chic.
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When and Where: Midi skirts are perfect for chilly weather. To wear it in hotter temperatures, try going for midi skirts in lighter and less structured fabrics. A midi skirt is best worn to a fashionable event that is definitely not casual but is nowhere near black-tie either. Because of its length, it can also be worn to the office.
How: You can wear midi skirts with just about anything, but they look chicest with cropped sweaters or tops, and with mules, sandals, and kitten heels. To help give midi skirts dimension and variety, and to elongate the legs, we recommend styles that are high-waisted and have open vents.
What: Denim Skirts
A denim skirt is a classic, and its iterations over the years have come to include different lengths, designs, details, and silhouettes. It is fun, casual, effortless, and always fashionable.
When and Where: Denim skirts are best for warm weather, but can also be worn during chillier temperatures in Spring or Fall depending on how you style them. While you may not be able to pull off denim skirts in the office, they are nonetheless great for the weekends or when you hang out with friends.
How: Try playing around with textures when wearing a denim skirt. For instance, pair it with a knit sweater or a silky top. As for shoes, a denim skirt goes well with white sneakers or some heeled boots.
What: A-Line Skirts
A-line skirts (or just about any item of clothing that has an A-line silhouette, for that matter) are such versatile pieces of clothing that will suit nearly all body types.
When and Where: You can wear an A-line skirt throughout the seasons depending on the material. Go for heavier fabrics in cold weather and lightweight materials in warmer temperatures. You can also wear an A-Line skirt on a casual weekend or to the office.
How: Let the A-Line silhouette speak for itself by pairing the skirt with simple tops. Wear with heels, flats, sandals, or boots.
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