How to Style a Midi Skirt

How to Style a Midi Skirt

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Midi skirts are a must-have item that add versatility to your wardrobe. Easy-to-wear and available in a variety of styles, patterns and colours, you’re sure to find a midi skirt to suit your individual style. Dress up your midi skirt for a night out, elegantly style it for a wedding or keep it casual for day-to-day wear - the options are endless doll! With the help of our DLSB stylists, find inspiration for how to style midi skirts to fit all seasons and occasions.

Midi skirts are universally flattering for women of all ages and body types and can be worn for almost any occasion you can imagine. Using a fun, flowy midi skirt as the centrepiece of your outfit gives you a base to create a foolproof stylish look. Whether you’re looking for a simple, satin midi skirt to wear to an upcoming wedding, a fun, colourful midi skirt to wear on your summer holiday or a statement patterned midi skirt to wear on a night out, we’ve got you covered here at DLSB.

How to style a Pleated Midi skirt

Pleated skirts are a great way to transition between seasons - they’re lightweight and breathable in the heat and can also be styled to protect you against the elements in colder seasons. For a fool-proof, casual look, find a pleated midi skirt in a colour palette and pattern to suit your personal style. Whether you prefer a more playful, colourful look or you like to keep it edgy with monochrome and animal print, you’re sure to find a pleated midi style for you.

Now that you’ve found the perfect pleated midi skirt it’s time to layer it up with your favourite everyday pieces to create the ultimate casual look. Pair your colourful, patterned midi skirt with either a simple plain white tee or clash your patterns and choose a printed t-shirt that incorporates some of the colours from the skirt to create a seamless look. Finish off the outfit with your trusted comfy pair of white trainers or some casual sandals and your go-to shoulder bag for a look perfect for a day of shopping with the girls.

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If you’re looking for a pleated midi skirt for a more formal evening look, perhaps for an upcoming wedding or event, we’ve got you covered. Find a floaty, colourful pleated midi skirt with a subtle pattern such as, polka dots, florals or abstract prints - whatever you’re most drawn to for a formal midi skirt look. Pair your chosen midi with a simple white lace bodysuit and short white blazer for a sophisticated look ideal for a spring or summer wedding. Accessorise the outfit with gold jewellery, simple heels and a matching bag to elevate your look. 

Monochromatic, pleated midi skirts can be paired with almost any top in your wardrobe - if your style is more on the edgy side, pair your black and white animal print pleated midi with your favourite vintage-style graphic band tee for a casual grunge look. A monochrome midi skirt is a great transitional wardrobe piece as it can be easily styled with any top, jacket and accessories, all year-round. If you’re feeling daring, pair your pleated midi with a contrasting bright coloured tee or jacket for a modern look. Complete the look with a pair of chunky black sandals or boots and your favourite black leather bag and you’re good to go!

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For an evening look that’s a bit more daring, choose a patterned pleated midi with bright, contrasting colours and pair with a simple white shirt featuring a fun, textured element such as feathers. This look allows you to keep the formality whilst also expressing your personality in unique and fun ways, perfect for a formal dinner or evening event. Choosing colours that suit the particular season, in silhouettes such as long sleeved shirts and longer-length midi skirts allows you to stay on-trend and stylish whilst keeping covered in potential unpredictable weather.

How to style a Wrap Midi skirt

A wrap midi skirt is the perfect choice for the summer months and with summer comes the chance to bring out bright, colourful patterns - find a vivid, patterned midi skirt in a wrap style that you can pair easily with anything in your wardrobe for an effortless casual look. A wrap-style midi skirt is a great casual everyday piece that can be worn over a bikini for a laidback beach look or with a simple vest top for a lunch outdoors, weather permitting! 

Choose a multi-coloured, abstract print wrap midi to give you flexibility to create multiple looks with one midi skirt - pair with a variety of different coloured t-shirts, bodysuits or crop tops for an unlimited choice of easy-to-wear midi skirt looks. Complete this look with your favourite chunky sandals and a graphic tote bag to throw all of your essentials in!

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For a look with more edge, offset the traditional colourful, floral vibes with a statement graphic tee, a chunky black belt and your favourite pair of platform sandals, perfect for a day in the sun with the girls. Accessorising your wrap style midi skirt is a great way to showcase your personality - adding a chic hat can not only keep the sun off your face in summer but can also be a stylish layering piece for the colder months to keep you looking stylish all year long.

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Wrap-style, patterned midi skirts are a great evening outfit option too, as they’re figure flattering and easy to style with any of your favourite tops. Keep your evening look simple yet stylish with a monochromatic, polka dot midi skirt and an off-the-shoulder, ruffled top perfect for summer nights on holiday. Complete the look with a statement necklace and earrings to complement the off-the-shoulder style top and pair with your favourite chunky sandals or strappy heels. 

For a more colourful evening look, choose an ultra-bright, abstract print midi skirt and pair with a simple satin cami in a colour that works well with the pattern of the skirt. Complete the look with some gold heels and jewellery as the finishing touch and you’re ready for a night out with the girls.

How to style a Satin Midi skirt

Satin midi skirts are a great staple wardrobe piece for all seasons, they can be layered up for transitioning seasons and can be styled with your favourite graphic tee for summer - the options are endless! Layering your favourite patterned satin midi skirt with your go-to wardrobe items and accessories is a great way to achieve an effortlessly cool, put together look to last you all year-round.

A patterned satin midi in a bright colour palette, styled in the right way can be a great way to hold on to your favourite casual summer styles even as the weather gets colder. Pair your favourite floral midi skirt with a long sleeve black turtle neck top and your go-to chunky boots for a weather appropriate and stylish ‘fit. Accessorise with statement jewellery, fashionable hats and your favourite black leather handbag for the ultimate casual look.

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How to style a Leather Midi skirt

For a sophisticated midi skirt look that can be worn easily all year-round, a leather midi skirt is perfect. A faux leather midi skirt is a great way to wear the midi skirt style whilst staying warm in the colder weather. Choosing a faux leather skirt in a bright hue brings a pop of colour to your wardrobe - pair with a simple long sleeve turtleneck or an asymmetrical patterned long sleeve to complete the outfit.

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Alternatively, if a leather midi isn’t quite your vibe but you want a fun midi skirt that’s far from a traditional style, then a ruffled mesh midi is a great choice. If you’re looking for a night out ‘fit for the colder months that’s fun yet will keep you warm, pair a ruffled mesh midi skirt with a stylish faux leather blazer. Layer the look with your favourite graphic tee or long sleeve top - add some simple jewellery and your go-to chunky boots and you’re ready to take on the evening. Whether you’re getting ready for a party or an evening out, these chic midi skirt outfits are perfect for achieving that effortlessly cool look.

Ready to wear your new midi skirt?

Now that you’ve got the perfect guide on how to style a midi skirt, browse our full midi skirt collection to find the ultimate midi to suit your individual style for every season and occasion. Shop our full range of stylish clothing collections to uncover a world of style inspiration at DLSB. 

By Kirsten Knaggs

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