It’s no secret that skirts are up there with printed dresses as a key buy this summer. From Topshop and ASOS to MyTheresa and & Other Stories, versatile midis, beach holiday minis and summery maxi skirts are everywhere. But while dresses pretty much take care of themselves—just add shoes, accessories if you’re so inclined, and you’re good to go—skirt outfit combos take a little more planning. What tops look best with this season’s skirts is always the first place to start, and luckily, we’ve been pondering the very same question.
So, from power blouses teamed with pencil skirts, and denim minis paired with a sleek body or chic swimsuit (there are plenty of options around), keep scrolling for our favourite top and skirt combos seen on street stylers and Instagram’s top fashion bloggers.
Lucy Williams has nailed 2018 power dressing with this sleek midi skirt, ’80s-inspired blouse and trainers to give the outfit a modern spin.
If in doubt, teaming a skirt with a classic white T-shirt is always a safe bet. If you’re feeling bold, however, follow Tamu McPherson’s lead and clash those prints.
The flash of shoulder on a Bardot top can help to balance out a maxi skirt. Try a clashing print like Karoline Dall to break things up if you’re feeling a little swamped by the full length.
Take a tip from Freddie Harrel and team your midi with a cropped tee or blouse. No need for bulky tucking-in here. This combo also looks super chic if your skirt is high waisted.
The fastest way to class up a miniskirt is to team it with a simple white shirt. Lucy Williams’s oversized style helps to off-set any stuffiness, while a skirt in a luxe fabric will add extra polish.