I waited a long time to introduce midi skirts into my wardrobe. When they first came out, the designs were super edgy, which is not my style at all, but over time a lot of brands have come up with really beautiful and timeless midi skirts. I’ve had my fair share of midi skirts over the past 6 years and today I’m excited to share all the midi skirt outfits I’ve created during that time. So get ready for some flashback photos of me LOL (and be nice!).
I was shocked to look back at my photo files and find over 20 midi skirt outfits. I also noticed that I like to convert midi dresses into midi skirts! Don’t worry, I’ll show you how you can do the same too. So, if you don’t have a midi skirt, no need to buy one. Just use a midi dress instead!
Ready to learn how to create your own midi skirt outfits?
In a hurry? Go straight to:
- What is a midi skirt?
- Different types of midi skirts
- How many midi skirts do you need?
- What tops to wear with midi skirts?
- My top 3 looks
- How to style midi skirts with boots?
- Midi skirt outfit with sneakers
- Black midi skirt outfits
- Floral midi skirt outfits
- Other pleated midi skirt outfits
- Bonus looks with a midi skirt
- Style hack: convert your midi skirt dresses into skirts (with no scissors!)
- How to recreate these looks with things you own
- Final thoughts
- Related style posts you may like
Estimated reading time: 18 minutes
What is a midi skirt?
A midi skirt is a skirt with a length that’s between your knee and your ankle. To me, anything that sits below the knee and above the ankle is considered a midi skirt.
They are a wonderful and versatile addition to your minimalist wardrobe. You can style them for any occasion and they can be worn all year round.
Different types of midi skirts
There are many different types of midi skirts. Some of the different midi skirt styles are:
And of course, they also come in different prints and colors. The ones you choose to have will depend on your style and the type of pieces you have in your closet. Also keep in mind that you can style your midi dresses as midi skirts too. I’ll tech you how and give you some examples below.
How many midi skirts do you need in your closet?
Well… funny that you asked LOL. So, as you are about to see, I’ve had a few midi skirts over the past 6 years, HOWEVER, I have converted into minimalism and right now I currently have 2. One is part of my Summer capsule wardrobe and the other one is part of my Spring capsule wardrobe. However, I use both midi skirts during Fall (and sometimes winter), so in a way they are a part of my capsule wardrobe for Fall as well.
Also, I’m going to show you how to convert your midi dresses into midi skirts. I promise it’s just a style hack. You don’t actually have to use scissors. This way it will make you feel like you have more than two midi skirts, not to mention, it’s a great way to maximize everything you have in your closet which is what I’m all about.
How to style a midi skirt – 20 different looks
There are many ways to create midi skirt outfits. For today, think about the midi skirt as your ‘hero piece’. Take the ones you have out of your closet (or the midi dress you can use instead) and take this opportunity to see how many you have and which ones you will keep. Try them on and pick the 2 that fit better. Which colors you choose also depends on what kind of midi dresses you have because as you are about to learn you can also style your midi dresses as skirts!
For example if you have one midi black dress and one black midi skirt, you don’t need both. Pick one. And so on. If you have a lot of things to choose from, make sure to pick pieces that are different from each other. That way you can really get creative and come up with looks that are very different from each other while maximizing everything you have.
PS: If you want to learn how to clean up your closet, check out this post I wrote about creating a minimalistic wardrobe. There’s a detailed step by step guide there.
What tops to wear with midi skirts?
This is a very basic rule about styling midi skirts:
Make sure the tops are fitted and always tuck them in (unless is a cropped top)
The print of course will depend on the style and colors, but always remember this rule about what tops to wear when creating your own midi skirt outfits.
My favorite outfits with midi skirts
I found so many old midi skirt looks! I’ve had this green skirt for 6+ years and it’s still one of my favorite midi skirts. I can’t believe I still have it and not only that, I wear it a lot!
These are my top 3 looks:
How to style midi skirts with boots
One of the main reason why I love this closet staple so much, is because you can wear it all year round. Not a lot of pieces are this versatile, and that’s why I suggest having a couple as part of your minimalistic wardrobe.
To create midi skirt outfits for Fall & Winter, all you need to do is to pair them with sweaters that sit around the waist line, and even better if you can do a little French tuck. If you don’t have any sweaters like that, then just style them with a long sleeve top and a moto jacket. Also, don’t forget to add tights and booties. If they are the same color, even better. I went with black because it gives the illusion of having longer legs and that never hurt anyone ;)
To create your own midi skirt outfits for Fall & Winter, simply follow this outfit formula:
Sweater + Midi skirt + Tights + Booties
Midi skirts + white sneakers
You can also create midi skirt outfits with sneakers! It’s so easy. White sneakers are a must for a minimalist wardrobe because you can also wear them all year round and they will never go out of style. In my opinion this is a match made in heaven and styling your midi skirts with sneakers can easily become a go-to outfit. The outfit formula is pretty simple:
T-shirt + Midi Skirt + Denim jacket (optional) + White Sneakers
Feel free to use a striped T-shirt or a graphic one, or even a cami if that’s what you have. Just keep it simple and start styling your midi skirts with white sneakers. It looks so chic!
I dedicated an entire blog posts on how to wear white sneakers all year round and I share over 60 looks to inspire you, as well as each outfit formula, so you can recreate them with things you own ;)
Black midi skirt outfits
I had this midi skirt for the longest time too. I wore it casually and for the Holidays too. I don’t have it anymore because I now live out of a suitcase and there was no room for a piece like that. But I really enjoyed having a statement piece like this midi skirt for a long time.
First, you can try dressing it up like this:
I paired it a black cami, tights and booties one time and for another occasion I wore it with a thin sweater (I could easily tuck it in) and added embellished heels and a necklace. Both looks are great for more formal occasions like the Holidays, an event or even a party.
Another thing you can do is this:
Pair it with a white button down shirt or a classic chambray shirt, and of course, don’t forget to tuck it in or do a waist tie. I accessorized with pearls each time and wore dressier shoes. Most of the time with this skirt I wore heels, just because I’m short (5 4′) and since the skirt is kind of ‘bulky’ I needed to make my legs look longer.
Casual black midi skirt outfits:
You can also style your black midi skirt with a t-shirt and a denim jacket. You can pretty much style any bottom piece with a T-shirt and denim jacket (never forget this!). Again, I wore heels with both looks.
Also read: 70+ outfits with a jean jacket for every season
Notice that for each look my top/shirt/sweater is always tucked in. This is very important to remember when styling a skirt like this one. I had to make sure to accentuate my waist. A skirt like this black one is very flattering if you are pear shaped like me.
Floral midi skirt outfit ideas
Another style of midi skirt to consider is a floral one. I love this one because the print is beautiful and it’s also high-low which I think are super comfortable. I wear it all the time, and it’s always the same way; with a T-shirt or cami and flat sandals. It’s such a comfy and chic go-to look!
Other pleated midi skirt outfits
Since this is the midi skirt I wear the most, here are 4 other midi skirt outfits. Notice that I always make sure the top is fitted and it’s also nice to add an extra layer if it’s too cold. This way you can also wear for Spring and if you add a blazer, even for the office.
More outfit ideas – Bonus looks!
I found these photos last minute and didn’t know in which category to add them LOL. That’s how you get some bonus midi skirt outfits! I don’t own this midi skirt anymore because I couldn’t fit it in my suitcase, but I still love it! It’s a great color and I like the style too. It’s very flattering for my body type.
You can dress it up or down depending on what shoes and accessories you wear. Keep noticing that whatever top or blouse I pair the midi skirt with, it’s always tucked in. It doesn’t matter which style of midi skirt you choose to have, the top always goes tucked in to accentuate the waist line.
Don’t have a midi skirt? No problem! try this instead:
As I mentioned at the beginning, if you don’t own a midi skirt, you don’t need to buy one. There are many ways to maximize every single piece in your closet. That’s why it’s important to shop smart and invest in good quality and classic pieces you can style in many ways and that are timeless. You don’t have to constantly shop to create a closet you are proud of. If you don’t have a midi skirt, you don’t have to go out and buy one, your problems are solved if you have a midi dress like any of these:
You can choose any midi dress you have, layer it with any button down shirt and tie it around your waist. Also, in the last photo you can see that it’s a dress, but it looks like a cami and a midi skirt. Maybe keep that in mind next time you are out shopping. (keep an eye for something like this)
Another thing you can try for Spring and Fall is to layer it with a sweater. Just make sure it fits right around your waist and it’s not super bulky, otherwise it won’t be flattering.
Ok those are all the midi skirt outfits I have for you today, I really hope you liked them and that you learned something new. My goal is to help you maximize all the pieces you have in your closet and inspire you to try out new things with stuff you already have. Keep reading to learn how to use the outfit formulas to create your own looks. Even if our styles are different, I guarantee you will be able to use the outfit formulas to make each look you own and that’s all it matters to me.
How to create any of these looks with things you have in your closet
Did you notice the outfit formulas I shared above some of the looks? Those are meant to help you visualize which pieces you actually need in order to create each specific look. For example, if I’m wearing a white T-shirt, I only write T-shirt in the outfit formula so you use any T-shirt that you have available (as long as it matches of course). This is exactly what you need to do to create your own midi skirt outfits:
- Pick one outfit formula to follow
- The hero piece for this blog post is the ‘midi skirt’, so start there. Take out all the midi skirts you have (or midi dresses if you are applying my style tip)
- Take out all the other pieces in the outfit formula (like t-shirts, jackets, shoes, possible accessories, etc). I know this is a pain, but taking everything out will help you visualize what you are working with. It’s the best way to maximize what’s in your closet
- Start mixing. See what works together. If possible try things on to make sure they fit right
- Take photos. This way you’ll have a bunch of outfits available on your phone for later and for those days when you feel you have ‘nothing to wear’
I hope I explained myself clearly. All I want is to help you maximize the pieces that you already own. This is the best way to save money and time for things that actually matter. Yes, looking good it’s important to me and I believe outfits have the power to do that, but it’s beyond that. The idea is that you feel good about yourself and go out to the world full of confidence to tackle whatever the universe throws at you.
Imagine if every day you leave your house feeling like a million bucks? Smiling at every person you encounter. Feeling and being your best. It would be a much different world.
I also think it’s important for our planet if we learn how to live with less things. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a massive closet in order to create beautiful outfits. If you choose the right pieces, you can mix and match them and always look good without constantly having to shop for anything. By building a minimalist wardrobe, you’ll free up so much space from your mind. Trust me, you can be happier with a lot less.
If you have questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. Leave a comment or send me a DM on Instagram. I’m always here to help!
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