Playing with stripes and volumes today. I just love the fullness of midi skirts. They instantly “feminize” any body type. You can enhance the volume and add a little drama to your outfit by contrasting the voluminous bottom with a fitted top. A fitted top allows the skirt to shine and it instantly becomes the center of attention.
If you would rather opt for a loose top and a full midi skirt, then be sure to use a belt! A wide, statement belt will make all the difference and pull the outfit together. Take a look at these options HERE and HERE.
I opted for a nude top to pair this striped midi skirt with, so the full look doesn’t get too busy. The skirt itself has a lot going on with colors and some glitter. You really don’t need to complicate it by adding something busy on top. In this case, a light, neutral color was a great option to bring the skirt forward. I also have a skirt that has half London printed on it. An amazing statement piece that calls for a very low key top.
You can easily dress down that midi skirt by pairing it with your favorite chambray shirt like I did HERE. You can certainly layer on top without looking bulky. Opt for a button down and/or a sweater that you can tuck in or put your faux fur vest over your top and accentuate your waist with belt. Click HERE to see how I did it. Me, being a lover midis I try to find an excuse to wear my midi skirts any season and day of the week. A great midi always brings a little cheer to my days, even if it’s a rainy, gloomy one. This “cheer moments striped midi skirt” certainly earned its name. Great color combination with the right amount of pop.
When it comes to my office style I like to reverse things and experiment with loose / full tops and fitted bottoms. What do you think of this pairing HERE? I thought a statement jumper paired with a pencil skirt is a perfect choice to look put together without wasting too much time in the morning getting ready.
Photos by Rick Robillard