Spring means that my unpacked box of warm-weather clothes yielded an awesome new wardrobe that I'm just now rediscovering. In the past, beautiful week at work, I've started to reincorporate those tank tops and flimsier pieces into my work attire. The clothing item I am happiest to revisit? The knee-length and midi skirts!
I think that these are ultra-flattering skirts and lend themselves well to any type of shoe choice (heels and flats and boots if you're brave). One thing to watch for with the midi is that if you're shorter, they could fall at the wrong place on your leg. They should be landing below the knee, but not so far down the calf that they look like a too-short maxi. Try looking for a skirt that was meant to be knee-length but instead falls a bit longer on you and you'll be set.
Here are some ways I've worn my longer skirts in the summer in the past:
I love this midi from Asos. It's crisp, white, less prone to wrinkles that some of my other pieces and it pairs with everything. For the first look I avoided looking Halloween in the first by breaking up the black heels and the orange top with the midi. The second was learning toward circus, but the simple heel helped solve any silly connotations with the look. If I had a crop top I'd rather pair it with this skirt as it is a bit see through and tucking my tank in is always a bit iffy. Check out the original post here (first image) and the original post for the second image.
This skirt is one of my favorite full, knee-length pieces. It reminds me of a different era and I always feel like I should be going out to some kind of dance hall with my beau when I wear it. I love that it works just as well with flats as it does with heels. In order to pair tops with a bold skirt like this, I usually go for a solid color, like a short-sleeve green sweater, white button-down, or a plain chiffon long-sleeve top. Check out the original post!
And finally, this Forever 21 skirt has gotten more mileage than anything from F21 should rightfully have. I bought it sometime in the last two years and have paired it with quite possibly everything in my closer. Two favorite looks are shown here that show it paired with a sweater for the colder and earlier days of spring (I tuck a high-low sweater into it and leave it blousey) and a tank top that's perfect for hot days. This skirt is breezy and airy and keeps you cool on the hottest days. Another key about this style of skirt is that the light color can cause your waist to lose definition, so I always accent it with a dark colored belt! Check out the first image original post and the second original post.
Here are some of my favorite midi and knee-length skirts from Asos and Nordstrom.