How to Style Skirts: 5 Tips for Different Skirt Styles

Parker Johnson

Posted on April 26 2022

How to Style Skirts: 5 Tips for Different Skirt Styles

Girl, with legs like that, the last thing you want to do is cover them up! Quick: 

  1. What’s the best way to accessorize an asymmetrical skirt? 
  2. What’s the best top to wear with a pencil skirt? 
  3. Do stilettos work better with a pleated skirt or miniskirt? 

If you don’t have all the answers, you’re in the right place. We’ve got our five best tips for how to style skirts of all types below, so keep reading!


1. How to Style Asymmetrical Skirts

Off-center skirts run the gamut. Some dip at the hemline. Others wrap around like a sarong. The fabric that you choose will go a long way. Where are you going, and who do you expect to see?

Something silky, scant, dark, and sexy is perfect for date night. Lighter fare that hangs down a little longer works great for outings like brunch—think titanium white button-ups, wide-brimmed straw hats, and cool, delicate jewelry, preferably gold with pearls.


2. How to Style Long Skirts

This one depends a lot on the character of the skirt. Is it billowing? Is it tight and sleek? Does it go past your ankles? The possibilities are truly endless, especially with something basic and versatile like a long black skirt with a profile that clings tightly to your silhouette.

Tiered skirts are also very cute for summer, including music festival season—you can go from NoHo to boho in 60 seconds flat, all without even changing your top.

3. How to Style Pencil Skirts

Is there any situation a pencil skirt doesn’t look great in? Pair it with a cute top that fits you perfectly for an outfit that looks just as great at work as it does when going out for drinks afterward.

Pay close attention to the spot where the pencil skirt ends and the rest of your ensemble begins. If you're wearing a high-rise skirt, for example, you might consider a cropped top to match. Shirts that tuck under like a bodysuit are also very flexible.


4. How to Style Miniskirts

If you're going to show some leg, take the opportunity to go all-out with your footwear and other accessories, too. A pair of knee-high gladiator sandals would not go amiss, nor would matching jewelry like: 

  • An oversized statement necklace
  • A cute anklet
  • A set of bangles
  • A petite toe ring

It can also be really fun to dress miniskirts down in a pseudo-streetwear style. Urban accessories like chunky sneakers, thick socks, and other casual wear like baseball caps can all culminate into something playful and unique.

5. How to Style Pleated Skirts

We’re going to be honest: There’s nothing we're more obsessed with right now than clean, pristine pleated skirts. Light denim, pastel linen, and bright cotton make the perfect foundation for your outfit when paired with a simple white top.

For the office, you might consider something darker in this area—deep slate gray, rich camel, and even black can all support a professional look that will stun them into submission. A pair of sleek black stilettos will complete the look, as could a tamer pair of ballerina flats in a demure color.

How to Find Your Style with Hazel & Olive

Enjoy browsing through our selection at Hazel & Olive to find skirts for every season that flatter your natural figure. The right skirt can accomplish so much: You can lengthen your legs, emphasize your waist, and even make your booty pop, all through the right combination.

Dress it up. Dress it down. It doesn't matter what you wear. It's all about what you do with it. For more on how to style skirts and much more, check out all the fashion tips on our blog.

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