I wish I could tell you that all skirt-and-shoe pairings are classic and never-changing, but that would be misleading. Truthfully, we're talking about two items that feature heavily in the trends, and while some shapes and silhouettes will always be relevant, others are admittedly short-lived. Certain dressers might steer clear of these and invest solely in seasonless buys—think a black slip skirt and Chelsea boots. But if you do care about what’s current (because let’s face it, trying out trends can be so much fun), there are a few combinations worth considering for 2023.
That being said, when curating our favourite formulas we've focused on pieces we see sticking around for longer than a season. Even if they fade from the spotlight temporarily, these featured styles are worth holding onto. Trends aren't just fun; they're also circular.
Maybe you keep spotting denim skirt looks floating around Instagram and you're keen to give it a go, or perhaps you're wondering which kicks go best with a '90s mini. Either way, you're in the right place. Keep scrolling for the skirt-and-shoe outfit inspiration you've been searching for.
1. Denim Skirt + Loafers
Style Notes: It seems denim midi skirts are the it-buy of the season. Together with some slide-on loafers and a simple tank top, you have yourself a cool end-of-summer look.
2. Leather Mini + Knee-High Boots
Style Notes: Mini skirts and and knee-high boots are a match made in heaven. It's a distinctly retro look, especially when you layer a suede trench coat on top, like Adenorah.
Style Notes: For an easy-going everyday combo, team a silky midi or maxi skirt with complementary trainers and a tank top. Keep a slouchy knit on hand in case the chill hits.
4. Midi Skirt + Ballet Flats
Style Notes: Swap out your chunky sandals for dainty ballet flats as we enter chillier days—I already own a black pair, so I'll be seeking a burgundy iteration similar to Franny's.
5. Maxi Skirt + Clogs
Style Notes: Make the most of the last few weeks of summer and combine light neutrals in the form of a beige waistcoat, white maxi skirt and classic Birkenstocks.
Style Notes: There's something so pretty about a mini skirt and block heel combination. I love that Stephanie has completed the look with a sheer shirt to tap into current trends.
7. Cargo Skirt + Cowboy Boots
Style Notes: If you're still not sure how to feel about the cargo pant revival, perhaps the skirt version is more to your taste. Sophia makes a strong case for styling it with cowboy boots in this Y2K-tinged outfit.