You Need to Add This Flattering Skirt to Your Wardrobe ASAP

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The midi skirt is up there with the most versatile items in any wardrobe. You can wear it to the office or on the dance floor with equal aplomb, and therein lies the magic. With just a few styling tweaks, there are infinite ways to wear a good midi skirt. Kim Kardashian West’s favoured ensemble of a crop top and curve-hugging midi is, of course, one option, while Giovanna Engelbert’s fashion week go-to—a flowing pleated skirt and tucked-in T-shirt—has already inspired hundreds of re-creations on social media. Then you’ve got all the layering options: over jeans, under long cosy jumpers, and even on top of dresses.

Intrigued? Keep scrolling for our guide on how to wear a midi skirt through any season, plus the latest shopping picks you’ll need to re-create the look.

Layered Over Tights

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Not sure if a midi skirts work over tights? We’re here to tell you that they do, and it’s a great way to style your skirt through autumn and winter. Go for semisheer tights rather than full opaques to break things up with a suggestion of skin.

Statement Ankle Boots

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Midi skirts are the perfect length for showing off a statement ankle boot, so opt for low-key separates and let your fancy footwear take centre stage.

Over Jeans

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Now we’ve all got to grips with the dresses over jeans concept, it’s time to revisit the whole skirt-over-trousers thing. A layered midi feels edgier than a mini (let’s never go back there), while flowing, sheer fabric can help things from looking too overloaded.

Tucked-In Sweaters

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Immediately chic, either tuck in a lightweight sweater to nail this cosy-cool uniform, or opt for a chunkier knit in a cropped length.

Over Dresses

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Yes, skirts over dresses work, provided you pay attention to shapes. Don’t go for anything too bulky in the dress department, and if you can flash the double-hem with a cleverly placed side split, you get extra style points.

The Untucked Shirt

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Offset the unexpected touch of leaving a longline shirt untucked by opting for an exquisite cut. On paper, it should look unkempt, but if you pay attention to shapes, you’ll nail a fresh take on workwear.

Pleats and Tees

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It’s become a fashion week uniform for Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, and it’s entirely translatable for all seasons. In the summer choose a brightly coloured skirt, slogan tee and sandals. Come winter, opt for metallic pleats and ankle boots.

Matchy Co-Ords

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If clashing isn’t your thing, embrace the co-ords trend with a matching midi and jacket. When you’re doing bold head-to-toe prints, the cut becomes even more noticeable, so opt for well-tailored pieces to keep this looking sharp.

Long Sock Boots

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Victoria Beckham has owned this look for several years now, but it still packs serious style power. Sleek sock boots layered under a flowing midi skirt looks effortlessly chic. It’ll keep you warm too!

With a Crop Top

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Kim Kardashian West may have worn it to death, but the ensemble still makes for a smart way to wear separates—especially if you keep the same colour running through the whole look.

Elegant Flats

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If you’re not particularly long limbed, the midi skirt can sometimes hit your legs at an unflattering length. Combat the effect by opting for elegant flat shoes that still allow for a little skin on show. Slingbacks, mules or chic sliders will work.

The Long Jumper

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Embrace the cosy layers by teaming a long, slouchy knit with your midi skirt. Add a belt at the waist if you’re yearning for a little structure.

Keep It Tonal

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Play with your colour palette by layering tonal separates over each other—a blouse, a jacket, a midi and boots. We love this melange of pink hues with the clashing bag.

With Glam Sports Shoes

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This works especially well on tall girls. Team a smart midi skirt with sports-luxe sneakers for a wardrobe combo that’ll see you through an entire season.

Summer Smart-Casual

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One summer outfit that’ll never go out of style? A midi skirt and silk camisole. The look will take you anywhere, from day tripping to drinks at sunset, so invest in versatile cuts and colours.