Skirt Styling at a Glance
There are many different skirts available on the market today. They come in all shapes, colors, styles, and various lengths. You can even buy asymmetrical skirts with hemlines that do not maintain the same length all the way around the base of the skirt. Additionally, there are skirts with added embellishments like buttons, sashes, and embroidery. With all of those options, how do you choose the perfect style skirt that is right for you? More importantly, how do you make a skirt reflect different styles in varied situations? Let’s find out.
Choose a Classic Skirt Style for Longevity
Fashion is a fickle thing. Many skirt styles have come and gone over the years. Some have even come, gone, and come back again. The best way to be as sure as possible that you can wear a skirt for a long time to come is to opt for one that is a classic piece and won’t go out of style. For example, a mini skirt has long been a staple for club goers. Similarly, pencil skirts are known go-to office wear.
For longevity, you also need to be careful when it comes to choosing a color or pattern. Your instinct might be to choose a solid color, especially black. Black certainly does go with most things. It is easy to change how a black skirt looks by matching it with almost any top, shoes, or accessories. However, that does not mean you have to avoid the many beautiful skirts that come in other colors or patterns. All you have to do is make sure you choose colors and patterns that pair well with many of the other clothes and accessories in your closet.
Make Sure Your Chosen Skirt Draws Attention to the Right Areas
There are two areas on your body skirts tend to affect the most. Those are your waist and your legs. The skirt you choose must have a waistline that actually stays at your waist or is high-waisted to look best, at least most of the time. A skirt that hangs too low at the waist can look sloppy. It can also make keeping a shirt or blouse tucked in difficult.
As for your legs, ideally, the hemline of your skirt must usually be at an area where your legs are narrow for the best look. That tends to be just below or just above your knee. However, there are exceptions to every rule. If you want to make your legs look shorter, you might prefer a longer skirt. The opposite choice has the opposite effect.
Choose Footwear to Get the Effect You Want
When it comes to skirt styling, there is no such thing as a skirt you cannot wear, no matter what your height is. If you are tall and want to wear a mini skirt, your legs will look long. Don’t want your legs to steal the show? You can easily fix that by styling your skirt with a tall strapped heel or a boot. Similarly, you can wear flats to avoid adding extra height to your look when you need to.
If you are shorter, apply the same principles in reverse. Wear flats or nude heels to elongate the leg. When wearing longer skirts, pair them with heels to help yourself look taller.
Develop Go-To Formulas to Maximize Your Skirt’s Effectiveness
Finally, be sure to develop go-to formulas to help you wear your skirt more often with less fuss. For instance, by keeping a few shirts and flats in your closet that match your skirt, you can easily create several mix-n-match casual looks. You can accomplish the same thing in a more formal way with an assortment of heels, blouses, and jackets.
So there you have it. A few helpful tips on how to style and wear a skirt can go a long way. What style or length of skirt is your favorite? Leave a comment below or mention us on your skirt pic on Instagram @DetroitMommies and let us know!