1 skirt, 3 ways: How to style fall’s midi skirt
In between the maxi dress and the mini skirt falls the season’s favorite cut: the midi. The prim and proper hemline emerged as a favorite last spring when we welcomed the refreshing new skirt style in pastels and florals, and paired it with crisp button-up blouses. Over the summer, we embraced the midi in bold colors and mixed and matched it with crop tops and tanks. Now, the skirt length is showing that it’s got some major staying power as it reinvents itself again for fall, this time around in moody florals, preppy plaids and, our favorite, faux leather.
We found a versatile black, faux leather midi skirt, $119, at Piperlime (and the site’s guest editor Olivia Palermo gives the skirt her stamp of style approval). The wardrobe staple is ready to lend a polishing touch to your work wardrobe and your weekend outfits—and can even take your date night outfit up a notch.
Just remember to be conscious of the extra fabric when you’re styling your midi skirt. Use a belt to define your waist and balance out the skirt by avoiding boxy or baggy blouses. Since some midis hit mid-calf, heels will help elongate your legs. Here are three ways to wear it:
Date night: For a romantic look, pair a sheer, floral blouse with a leather midi and your fave black heels. A soft pink lipstick and full-volume eyelashes finish the look.
Work: Wear a tucked-in button-up—whether it’s checkered or a minimalist white Oxford—with the midi for a perfectly polished and professional look. Add a swipe of red lipstick, some pearls and pull your hair back in a low bun for an office-ready look.
Play: For a wild card, try pairing a laid-back varsity-style T-shirt with the faux leather midi for a look that’s unexpected. A structured handbag will complete your outfit.